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The CAFIB - The Fila Brasileiro Enhancement Club, in 2019, celebrating its 41st anniversary of uninterrupted efforts to improve the breed's genetic resources, continues to grow, innovate and consolidate its important position in world cynophilia.
With great pride in the history and memory of our organization - and in order to inform the youngest, who did not participate in the struggle against disordered mix breeding, which took place in the 1970's, and was aggravated by the brazen falsification of "pedigrees" -, we from the CAFIB's Board of Directors, consider it useful to publish a brief retrospective of the evolution of our Exhibitions and Championships.
In 1982, we instituted the title of BREEDER OF THE YEAR to reward the kennel whose products reached the highest score in the CAFIB Exhibitions held throughout the year in Brazil. Always aiming at promoting the improvement of the Fila Brasileiro, we sought, therefore, to stimulate the participation of competitors in our shows and, of course, to value the kennels producers of the best specimens. In order to remember that first Brazilian CAFIB Championship, it is worth reproducing the text written by the journalist Luiz Antônio Maciel and published in No. 37 of the "O Fila" bulletin, of November 1982, under the title "The BEST BREEDER prize for the Fazenda Malota Kennel ":
Bernardete Soares de Oliveira, owner of the Fazenda Malota Kennel, from Jundiaí, SP, obtained the title of Brazilian Breeder of the Year of 1982 and received a trophy from the Master of Creation of CAFIB - Fila Brasileiro Enhancement Club, Dr. Paulo Santos Cruz, at the close of the 6th National Exhibition of the Fila Brasileiro Breed, held at Parque da Previdência on November 21, which brought together 47 dogs ...
... More than the individual awards in the exhibitions, this is the most important trophy instituted by CAFIB, because it aims at rewarding the breeder whose products obtained the highest points at exhibitions, which is equivalent to saying that the kennel gave rise to good products, the result of a selection work, through technically correct mating ...
... As a result of this work of selection and mating orientation - remarked Dr. Paulo Santos Cruz - CAFIB shows a marked improvement in the quality of the breeding stock, further distancing the threat of extinction of the breed, although this danger still persists due to the number of mixed-breed dogs that still appears in the analyses."
Four years later, in 1986, our Board created two new titles, destined to reward the BRAZILIAN MALE CHAMPION and the BRAZILIAN FEMALE CHAMPION of each season. In that first Championship, the male winner of the title was Umbu da Fazenda Carolina, bred by Ângela and Lineu Siqueira, from Bragança Paulista (SP), and owned by Marisa and Jorge Hino, owners of the Canama Hisama, from Guarulhos (SP); while the female was Ibituruna's Fairy, the breeding and ownership of Dr. Paulo Fernando Soares Angotti, of Governador Valadares (MG).
In 1989, the title of TEMPERAMENT OF THE YEAR was instituted and, later, of EXHIBITOR OF THE YEAR, MALE REPRODUCER OF THE YEAR and FEMALE REPRODUCER OF THE YEAR.
The Brazilian Championship of CAFIB, therefore, consists of seven different awards:
- BREEDER OF THE YEAR
- BRAZILIAN MALE CHAMPION
- BRAZILIAN FEMALE CHAMPION
- TEMPERAMENT OF THE YEAR
- EXHIBITOR OF THE YEAR
- MALE REPRODUCER OF THE YEAR
- FEMALE REPRODUCER OF THE YEAR
In the process of internationalization of CAFIB, we promoted several Phenotype and Temperament Analyses, almost always followed by Exhibitions, in the United States, Czech Republic, Spain, Germany, Poland, Belgium and Italy. In 2016, we conducted our 1st Analysis on Uruguayan lands with the participation of 49 Filas, and the following year, after the 2nd Analysis, also in Canelones, a few kilometers from Montevideo, we had the 1st CAFIB Fila Brasileiro Exhibition in Uruguay. Also in 2017, the department of Gualeguaychú, in the province of Entre Rios, hosted the 1st CAFIB Phenotype and Temperament Analysis in Argentina. And from that year, breeders, exhibitors and dogs from Uruguay and Argentina, participants in these events, also began to count on points and to be included in the Brazilian Championship of CAFIB.
In 2018, CAFIB's Board of Directors decided that - due to the growing presence of Uruguayan and Argentine competitors in our events - until then, the CAFIB Brazilian Championship was transformed into the South American Championship of CAFIB. And it also included the awards and titles to the VICE-CHAMPIONS of each category.
November 23, 2019
And now, in 2019, with the holding of the 16th CAFIB Fila Brasileiro Exhibition in Spain, scheduled for November 23 - to be judged by the member of our panel of judges, the breeder Jaime Pérez Marhuenda, owner of the Acaboclado Kennel , in the Spanish city of Alicante, and with the participation of competitors from other European countries as well - the former CAFIB Brazilian Championship, then the CAFIB South American Championship, is now called the CAFIB World Championship - a well-deserved recognition for the 41 consecutive years of hard work in the improvement of the Fila Brasileiro dog.
On the same day 23, will be held the 4th Analysis of phenotype and temperament and the 3rd Exhibition of CAFIB Fila Brasileiro in Uruguay, to be judged by Mariana Campbell and Fabiano Gonçalves Nunes.
Two World Championship stages held on the same day, in South America and Europe.