Presentation at CONI
On Wednesday 13 September, at 14,30 pm, a press conference will be held in the CONI council room. trust (Italian Federation of Sport Hunting Disciplines) for the presentation of the “Manifesto of Sport Dogs”. This fundamental "Act" represents a further - although not definitive - step towards a complete revolution which is, at the same time, cultural and sporting and which will finally fully codify the absolutely new and modern role of the dog as an athletic subject in pairs and in perfect symbiosis with the human athlete. The path that led to this new "step" certainly did not begin yesterday because Fidasc, since its birth, has - logically - having seen the thousand-year-old tradition in which it has its roots, focused its attention on the dog understood as an "instrument" alive and indispensable for an increasingly easier and more profitable hunting activity. At the beginning, therefore, it was only "Hunting Kinophilia" but today it has become an all-encompassing, all-round discipline, which no longer focuses either on the practice (even if simulated) of hunting, nor on the use of particular breeds, given that every dog can be an athlete regardless of its breed.
The whole long and very interesting series of projects in which the figure of the so-called "athlete dog" was only sketched out, today takes a fundamental step with the drafting of this "Manifesto of sporting dog breeding" in which the detailed and rigorous development guidelines are outlined. future of this athletic figure that pairs with that of the horse. Lines that foresee the birth, within a very short time, of a fundamental series of tools and structures capable of promoting in the best possible way the development and diffusion of competitive practice with dogs: the "Register of athlete dogs"; the formation of a core of certifying veterinarians, sports trainers and match officials.
The Manifesto will be presented by the president Felice Buglione who, on the occasion, will be supported by Francesco Brescia, dog educator and collaborator of Fidasc who has written an interesting volume published by the Federation, on the complex and fascinating aspects of dog domestication and its developments in the over the centuries. Numerous veterinarians and a large and authoritative representation of print and web journalists will be present at the press conference, which will be streamed on the website www.fidasc.it (source: FIDASC).