The Fédération Cynologique Internationale is the World Canine Organisation. It covers 94 member countries that each issue their own pedigrees and train their own judges. The FCI makes sure that the pedigrees and judges are mutually recognised by all the FCI members.
Every member country conducts international conformation shows as well as working/hunting trials and tests, Agility and Obedience competitions, races, coursing and herding trials. Results are sent to the FCI office where they are processed and homologated. When a dog has been awarded a certain number of awards, it is eligible for the title of International Beauty, Show, Working, Beauty and Working, Agility, Obedience, Race, Beauty and Performance or Herding Champion. These titles are homologated by the FCI.