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Welcome to the Canadian Working Dog Federation (CWDF) website

The CWDF is an all-breed organization dedicated to the IPO/IGP dog sport in Canada, created to federate all Canadian working breed clubs that are already or want to get involved in IPO/IGP and the Utility Dogs sports regulated by the FCI through its Utility Dogs Commission.
There is no CWDF membership for individuals. The only members of the CWDF are National Breed Clubs, as listed here.
If you are a member of any CWDF member club, you are automatically affiliated with the CWDF.

The CWDF mission is to:

  • provide a platform for breed clubs to collaborate and support their respective local members to organize IPO/IGP trials,
  • ensure that all IPO/IGP titles obtained in Canada through breed clubs are mutually recognized and centrally recorded,
  • develop an FCI recognized IPO/IGP Judges program, Helper program, and Tracklayer program,
  • organize a yearly National all-breed IPO/IGP Championship to select the dog/handler teams that will represent Canada at the FCI IPO/IGP and FCI IPO/IGP FH World Championships,
  • develop a sponsorship program to financially support the dog/handler teams that will represent Canada at the FCI IPO/IGP and FCI IPO/IGP FH World Championships.