We are the Society in America for Cane Corso Italiano’s (SACCI) newest member! SACCI is the national Cane Corso breed club for the United Kennel Club, a registry (in addition to the Americal Kennel Club) with which Orso is registered. UKC recognizes AKC registered dogs and registering Orso with the UKC was important to me because they hold many working events that we want Orso to possibly participate in, such as “Dock Jump” or “Weight Pull” that the AKC does not sponsor.
Directly from the SACCI website:
“Welcome to our National breed club. As the first name of our organization implies we are not just a club but a Society joined together for the betterment of the breed. Where all members place the breed first and foremost without any personal motives or agendas. We openly invite any and all who share these same thoughts and values to participate with us. As a young organization built on this type of a foundation we have been able accomplish much for our breed in a relatively short time.
We presented the breed to the United Kennel Club and received full recognition in July of 2008. For over one hundred years the United Kennel Club has been an organization dedicated to preserving the true heritage and abilities of working breeds and thus an important and needed affiliation for our great breed. The official UKC breed standard is the exact same as the official breed standard used in Italy to help insure any separation or deviation in the breed here in the United Sates from its country of origin.
We have also formed an affiliation with the American Working Dog Federation. The AWDF is the only official FCI recognized working organization in North America. As a club we are able to offer all members many conformation and working opportunities with Championship titles and awards available. We have an annual National Specialty complete with working events along with regional specialty’s during the year. Our online news journal is second to none and our forum is always available for the Cane Corso Italiano community to use. We appreciate your visit and hope that if you are in agreement with our philosophies and direction that you will join with us to help along this path to preserve and better the Cane Corso Italiano.”
Visit the Society in America for Cane Corso Italiano by clicking here or go to http://www.sacciusa.org/. Visit the United Kennel Club by clicking here or go to http://www.ukcdogs.com.