World Show 2015: Best in show

Best in show at the World Show in Milan, run by the Italian Kennel Club (ENCI) for the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), was the Bearded Collie Int Ch Ops I Did It Again del Cuore Impavido, owned by Olga Klimova, a Russian living in Italy, and bred in Italy by Filippo Ripoly. Judge was Francesco… read more

Late Entries Boost Hoogstraten’s Total

A FEW weeks ago I received a letter from the committee of Belgium’s Hoogstraten show; with much pride they announced an impressive entry. In 2013 the show had 1,619 entries, two years later 2,377 dogs were in competition – amazing! Last year the hall with the main ring was divided so that the available space… read more

Genk LKV Show 2014

While last year Genk broke its own record in a very spectacular way with 2133 entries, this year they lost more than 10 %, but still, 1900 entries can hardly be called a poor show. The LKV has a good reputation. The 18 different nationalities prove this. 1023 Dogs came from Belgium, 391 from Holland,… read more

Luxemburg Spring 2014

There was a slight drop down of the total number of entries, but only slightly from 5487 last year to 5330 this edition. But still this is a fantastic number for a country so small as Luxemburg. It is relatively easy to become Champion of Luxemburg, but is that really so? For certain less popular… read more

Russia: Politics,Dogs and Eurasia Show ’14

The big question that faced nearly 70 foreign judges who had been invited to the Eurasia show in Moscow on March 22 and 23 was whether they should cancel their assignments or not. Russia’s recent annexation of Crimea has met with such opposition from the West that several of the country’s leading political figures —… read more

Crufts Day Four – Gundogs, Police Demonstration and Freestyle

By far, the biggest group was the Gundog Group with 28 breeds to judge and a total of 5025 dogs. Some breeds are split up in dogs and bitches as there are just too many of them. This group holds some of the most popular breeds like the Retrievers. The Golden Retrievers outnumbered all other… read more

Crufts Day 3, Juniors, Agility, Freestyle, and Flyball

The day started very early with the popular Junior Handling competition wherein no less than 47 countries were competing. Judge here was Mr.Tammas Jakkel from Hungary. The main ring program started with the international Agility competition. It proved to be a very difficult and complex set up as many dogs made mistakes. Germany won the… read more

Crufts The Biggest and Most Expensive Dog show

Things are getting more and more expensive to attend the (still) biggest dog show on earth. Hotel prices go up to triple or sometimes even four times the regular price. All for Crufts, the Mecca of the Canine believers. At least once in a lifetime they all want to visit this show that has not… read more

50th Anniversary Of The EURODOGSHOW Kortrijk

As every show, it all started small. In 1964 Mr José Misselyn organized the first edition in Menen, a small town nearby Kortrijk. In 1970 I entered my Great Dane for this show and I remember that it took already place in the first expo halls of Kortrijk. 25 years ago I started to work… read more

Slovenian Kennel Club Organizes Excellent Mediterranean Winner 2013 in Koper

Slovenia is a small country bordering Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. But is also has a very small coastline, enough to have a prosperous port and access to the see. The country has over 2 million of inhabitants only but they seems to be very dogminded. The Cynoligical Association of Slovenia, the Slovenian Kennel Club,… read more

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