The Finnish Spitz Club of America (FSCA) was formed in 1975. The American standard for the breed, based on the Finnish standard, was developed and approved in 1976. The breed was accepted into the Miscellaneous Class in November 1983 and was eligible to be shown in this class beginning April 1984. The American Kennel Club opened its Stud Book for registration on August 1, 1987. The Finnish Spitz became eligible for competition at AKC licensed shows in the Non-Sporting Group on January 1, 1988.
In October of 1992, the Finnish Spitz Club of America held its first National Specialty in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The FSCA was elected as a member club of the AKC in September of 1993.
The FSCA continues its work and in 2015 will celebrate its 40th anniversary.
The Finnish Spitz Club of America, Inc. was formed in 1975. The objectives of the FSCA as stated in the Constitution and Bylaws are as follows:
a) to encourage and promote the breeding of quality purebred Finnish Spitz, and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection;
b) to educate members, prospective members, owners and judges;
c) to urge breeders to adhere to the standard of the breed as approved by The American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Finnish Spitz shall be judged;
d) to do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed through a code of ethics, and sportsman-like conduct at dog shows, obedience trials, field trials and other activities;
e) to conduct sanctioned matches, specialty shows, and other approved events under the rules of the American Kennel Club.
The FSCA is neither affiliated with nor endorses the Finnish Spitz National Rescue, Health Network, or Pedigree Database entities and websites.
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