with the adopted changes into Novi-Sad 01/06/2007
CONVENTION OF THE ASSOCIATION
INTERNATIONALE DU BOXER (ATIBOX)
On the initiative of the Boxer-Club de France
and in agreement with the Société Centrale Canine,
Paris, the representatives of the boxer-clubs met in Strasburg in
1950 and founded the ATIBOX.
On the occasion of the Meeting of the Presidents on 3rd April, 1966,
at St Louis (F), it was decided to recommend to the Commission Meeting
on 3rd/4th September, 1966, in Milan, to accept the proposed convention.
The Extraordinary General Assembly of ATIBOX, in Frankfurt/M on 7th
October, 1967, stated that the Milan resolutions had been passed
without the approval by the individual boxer-clubs and were therefore
not valid. A review of the Convention was recommended. The coordination
of the proposals made by the boxer-clubs resulted in the following
wording that has been approved by the boxer-clubs through their General
Assembly and has been passed by the Congress in Verona on 20th April,
1968, and modified by the General Assemblies on 17/05/85 in Munich,
on 21/06/86 in Basel, on 26/06/93 in Basel, on 30/05/98 at St Vulbas/F,
on 26/05/2001 at St Gallen and on 29/05.04 at Deurne (NL).Modification
on the occasion of the General Assembly on 1.06.07 at Novi Sad (Serbia).
NAME and SEAT
Under the designation of Association Technique Internationale du
Boxer (ATIBOX) and in accordance with all FCI (Fédération
Cynologique Internationale) rules, has been founded an International
Technical Commission by the Organizations of boxer kennel clubs in
various countries. Since the 19.02.06, ATIBOX has a cooperation agreement
with the FCI. ATIBOX has its official seat at the domicile of the
acting President .
The objective of ATIBOX is to preserve the technical interests of
the breed German Boxer on international basis ; it thus promotes
and encourages the breeding, the working and the beauty shows, as
well as education and research, the standard of the country of origin
being always considered as the basis of all activities . The character
of the boxer is of extremely high importance and has to be preserved
thoroughly. ATIBOX is an ideal association with no profit purpose.
ATIBOX endeavours to reach the objectives stated in Art. 2 by the
following means :
a) Maintenance of a friendly and sportsmanlike attitude between
b) Designation of technical councellors (experts) or of commissions
for technical and special subjects
c) Publication of interesting reports of judges and experts
d) Treatment of all problems concerning the boxer
e) Organization of technical meetings, special shows and working
trials for boxers within the framework of the national boxer-club
and its control organization in each country
f) Canine research on the basis of the newest scientific knowledge
Any association for boxer breeding in any country may acquire membership
in ATIBOX if their cynological control organization (organization
controlling all cynological associations of a given country) is a
member of FCI. The demand for membership has to be addressed to the
ATIBOX President in written form. A preliminary acceptance into the
members’ list can be pronounced by the Committee with a majority
of 2/3 of the votes ; the final acceptance can only be pronounced
by a General Assembly . Only one single association or club per country
can be accepted. Dissident organizations are not acceptable.
Obligations of the member countries :
The rules of the Convention and the additional rules (shows, trials
etc) are to be followed. No deviation from these rules is allowed
without the special agreement of the Committee.
The annual membership fee is to be paid before the end of the month
The annual report has to be filed to the General Secretary at the
latest on June 1st of the following year.
Resignation from ATIBOX may only occur in the end of each business
year (calendar year) and must be notified to the President by registered
letter by the end of September at the latest.
MEMBERSHIP EXPIRES IF A CLUB
a) is no longer a member of a controlling organization affiliated
b) if despite of reminders a club is in arrears with its annual fee
for two years
c) if despite of reminders a club does not file its annual report
on breeding and working
The club will be informed about the expiration of its membership
by the President of ATIBOX by means of a registered letter.
Members pay an annual fee, fixed by the General Assembly, in order
to cover the cost.
Any engagement of ATIBOX is exclusively to be covered by the assets
resulting from the fees. Any individual liability of the members
The different bodies are : a) the General Assembly of ATIBOX b) the
ATIBOX GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The suprime body of ATIBOX is the General Assembly, whose decisions
on all questions are final and binding.
A General Assembly must be convoked every three years and proceed
to the election of a new Board.
Each member country may be represented by a delegation not exceeding
two delegates, but will dispose of one vote only. The right to bring
forward motions and to vote will only be granted to members having
paid their fees for the running and the preceding year (except new
members) and have filed their two last annual reports. Each national
organization has the responsibility to designate the delegate entitled
The Committee or 2/3 of the member countries may ask the President
in writing to convoke an Extraordinary General Assembly that must
be held at the latest 4 months after the demand at a central European
location chosen by the President.
The date of the ATIBOX General Assembly as well as the date limits
for filing proposals of candidates and motions shall be announced
in due time.
The official invitation, containing the agenda and all proposals
and motions, must be sent by mail at the lates 4 weeks before the
General Assembly date.
Any elections and decisions are made by simple majority of votes.
In case of egality of votes the President’s vote will decide.
The following functions are under the competence of the ATIBOX General
1. Approval of the President’s annual
2. Approval of the General Secretary’s annual report
3. Approval of the annual report of the Responsible for Working Matters
4. Approval of the Treasurer’s rendering of the accounts
5. Auditor’s report
6. Discharge of the Committee
7. Election of the President, of the first and the second Vice-president,
of the General Secretary , of the Responsible for Working Matters,
of the Treasurer, for a period of three years. Re-elections are possible.
Election of two assessors with voting right from countries who are
not otherwise presented in the Committee. A re-election of these
two assessors is not admitted.
8. Choice of two auditors.
9. Vote on submitted motions
10. Conferment of the ATIBOX events
The Committee consists of the President, a first and a second Vice-president,
the General Secretary, the Responsible for Working Matters, the
Treasurer and two Assessors with voting right. All Committee members
must be members of the club in their respective countries. These
clubs must necessarily be members of ATIBOX.
In the case of a vacancy of the President’s chair, this charge
will be taken over by the first Vice-president until the next official
On proposal by the Committee or the member countries,
presidents or vice-presidents, after a minimum of 2 terms of office,
may be elected honorary president by a decision of the General Assembly
taken by simple majority. The honorary presidents are Committee members
but shall have only advisory functions.
(This last paragraph adopted to the assembly of 01/06/2007)
The Committee will treat all questions and motions that do not fall
exclusively under the competence of the General Assembly.
On proposal of the President, the Committee may nominate permanent
or not permanent experts and/or commissions who are entitled to
be present at General Assemblies as councellors.
Decisions may be taken by way of written votes, the majority of the
votes received within the time limit of 30 days being decisive.
Members of the Committee are the President, the two Vice-Presidents,
the General Secretary, the Responsible for Working Matters , the
Treasurer and two Assessors with voting right.
In case of contravention or heavy offence against the obligations
of the ATIBOX Convention, any member of the Committee may be suspended
immediately from his functions by a majority vote of the Committee.
He will be granted the possibility to justify himself at the ATIBOX
General Assembly Replacement of the member needs a partial election
by the General Assembly (see Art. 10 and 12)
The Committee is competent to execute the decisions of the Committee
and those of the General Assembly , to arrange and prepare the General
Assembly, the Committee meetings , and also to prepare ATIBOX events.
In case of emergency, the President is entitled to take decisions
that normally are the competence of the bodies. Such decisions must
immediately be transmitted in written form by the General Secretary
to the body concerned for approval.
The validation of modifications of the Convention requires the approval
of 2/3 of the members present
The basic principles of management and the implementing statutes
of the Convention shall be fixed by rules of procedure or by indvidual
decisions by the General Assembly, to be taken with a majority of
2/3 of the votes polled.
The dissolution of ATIBOX needs the approval of 3/4 of the members.
The net remainder of the member fees will be distributed pro rata
the paid fees to the boxer-clubs who, at the moment of the dissolution,
are ATIBOX members having paid their member fee.