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Kintamani dog becomes first Bali breed to get global recognition

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Mon, April 15 2019   /  12:29 am

The Kintamani dog from Bali has been internationally recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), an international federation of national kennel clubs. The recognition letter was officially submitted by the Belgium-based organization on Feb. 20, signed by its executive director Yves De Clercq.The chairman of the Indonesia Kennel Klub (IKK), Benny Kwok Wie Sioe, told journalists on Saturday that the Kintamani was the first Indonesian dog breed to be recognized internationally. “The FCI has declared to the world that the Kintamani dog is a dog breed native to Indonesia,” Benny said, adding that the IKK had proposed the recognition years ago.With the FCI recognition, Benny added, the breed could join international competitions and dog shows, and Kintamani birth documents could use the official FCI logo.Benny officially handed on Saturday afternoon the FCI recognition...