Our Mission Statement
The Federation is a non-profit organization, and its objectives are to advance the best interest of dogs and the dog fancy in all matters and to publish and distribute educational material relating to the care, breeding, training and exhibiting of purebred dogs including all aspects thereof, and to support Schools of Veterinary Medicine.
The VFDC&B is represented in Richmond every year during the General Assembly session and provides regular updates to members on the proceedings. The legislative committee, with guidance from the board of governors, determines positions on bills affecting Virginia’s dogs and their owners and presents those views to Assembly members. The focus is on educating legislators about purebred dogs and responsible breeding. Go Here for more information. Legislation
Information and Education
The VFDC&B Dog Show Calendar has earned a place in thousands of exhibitors’ homes with its comprehensive listings of AKC breed shows, obedience trials, and other events throughout the United States.The Federation also provides educational information, including a free guide on how to buy a purebred puppy. The VFDC&B sponsors workshops and seminars for breeders and actively supports the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. VFDC&B has donated more than $120,000 to equip the trauma and intensive care units and the ophthalmology lab. More than $84,000 has gone to annual scholarships for veterinary and veterinary technician students at the vet school, Blue Ridge Community College, and the Northern Virginia Community College.
When disasters strike that leave dogs in peril, the Federation donates to various groups in those areas.
Members sent aid to Florida following Hurricane Andrew, to the Gulf states during Katrina, and to clubs in
the Midwest to help with animal rescue after devastating floods.
The Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and Breeders works every day to protect the rights of Virginia breeders and the welfare of Virginia’s dogs.