If you want to visit Vilnius during Christmas time and walk along its cozy oldtown streets, welcome to the Lithuanian capital together with your dogs on 15 – 17 December! Feel the Christmas spirit and attend international dog shows at the same time.
The Lithuanian Kennel Club gladly invites you to the international dog shows to be held in Vilnius, in Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO where 3 International Dog Shows will be held on 15-16-17 December.
The exhibitors are responsible for the welfare of the dogs at FCI international dog shows. It is forbidden to expose a dog to a situation that can be dangerous for its health and welfare, such as for example leaving it in the car in excessively hot or cold weather and/or treating it in a cruel manner. Violation of this ruling will result in exclusion from the ongoing and future dog shows.
The entrant/exhibitor declares that any dog entered has been adequately vaccinated (standard vaccinations, the validation of the vaccination in accordance with the vaccine’s producer advice) of which proof can be shown.
On 3 July 2023 the FCI Commission for Education and Public Relations held an international conference entitled “Who Represents Pedigree Dogs. Building Strategies to Promote Our Hobby”. The event was hosted by the Lithuanian Kennel Club.
Pedigree dogs have long been recognized for their remarkable qualities. They have captivated our hearts, brought joy to our lives, and served as steadfast companions throughout the ages. However, alongside their undeniable charm, there are complex issues surrounding pedigree dogs and our hobby that demand dog enthusiasts’’ attention and require thoughtful deliberation.
On 30 July 2019 in Vilnius the Lithuanian Kennel Club held an international conference entitled “Pedigree Dogs: Breeding, Reputation, Welfare and Challenges”.
The following day after the conference, preliminary meeting of the newly established FCI Commission for Education and Public Relations took place.
During the meeting the presentation, aims and objections of the commission were discussed and the election of the Board of the commission took place.
The President of the Lithuanian Kennel Club Mrs. Ramune Kazlauskaite was elected the President of the FCI Commission for Education and Public Relations.
Proposal to establish the FCI Commission for Education and Public Relations was brought forward during the FCI Assembly on 28-29 April 2019 in Shanghai.
The assembly was attended by delegates of 76 FCI member countries. Lithuania was represented by the President of the Lithuanian Kennel Club Ramune Kazlauskaite.
Educational activities of the Lithuanian Kennel Club are not confined to dog breeder education. The kennel club‘s educational departments – the Education Centre - is actively involved in public education projects, event organisation and promotion of animal welfare.
The year 2022 has been declared the Year of Animal Welfare by the Parliament of Lithuania, thus, the Lithuanian Kennel Club held a number of events dedicated to marking this special year.
A new book entitled „The Lithuanian Hound“ was published in 2021 by Vilnius University Press.
The authors of the publication are Mantas Milinavičius, Marius Smetona and Anželika Smetonienė – Lithuanian Hounds breeders and lovers.
The Lithuanian Hound is not yet recognised by the FCI but breed lovers and breeders make a huge effort for this to happen.
„It is one more step forward towards recognision, which is extremely important for preserving and promoting our national dog breed, – says Ramune Kazlauskaite, the President of the Lithuanian Kennel Club.
Some extracts from the book: