Brussels Dog Show 2013

Bad luck affects the success of the Show. While last year the Brussels Dog Show was surfing on high waves, this year they were forced to replace the regular date that is normally mid-December, to the summer, because the Heizel palaces were not available. Because a CACIB show has to be minimum two weeks away… read more

Mechelen Entries Down Slightly

While last year’s August temperatures in Mechelen, Belgium, were almost unbearable for the International All Breed Dog Show, this year it was warm, but OK. And inside the Nekkerhalls, the dogs, handlers and visitors felt comfortable on both days. There was a loss in entries, but nothing to panic for. There were still 1,542 dogs… read more

European Dog Show 2013 Day 3

Again the European Dog Show started very early, and this time the dogs from Group IV, the Dachshunds; Group VII, the Retrievers and Waterdogs; and Group IX, the Companion Dogs, were on term. I had the impression that there was much more room in the halls, but that is logical as only Group VIII has larger… read more

European Dog Show 2013 Day 2

The results for Day 1 of the European Dog Show in Geneva, Switzerland, finally came on the website during the night, but still no statistics as promised. But it was another day of sunshine and pleasant weather, and that made the start of the day more than OK. I forgot about the weekend schedule for… read more

European Dog Show 2013 Day 1

Today the serious work starts. It is the first day of the European Dog Show in Geneva, Switzerland. Nearly 3,000 dogs – 2,937 to be exact – are on term today: Group I, the Shepherd Dogs; Group III, the Terriers; Group V, the Spitz and Primitive Breeds; and Group VII, the Pointing Dogs. As we… read more

Liège 2013 Draws More Dogs than in 2012

The Golden Dog Trophy show promised to be a very hot, late July, dog show in Liège, Belgium, this year. But after all it was not so bad. OK, it was pretty warm, but as the show was inside the new halls at the Foire Internationale de Liège, there was protection against the burning sun… read more

Swiss International Championship Brings 3,500 Dogs to Geneva

It is tradition that prior to the FCI European or World Dog Show, the organizing country holds its international championship show too. If so many dogs come from all over Europe and even the world, it is a good idea to combine those two shows so that a dog can compete for a national championship,… read more

LKV Show Now Number Three in Belgium

Only two years ago, Limburgse Kynologen Vereniging in Genk, Belgium, only had 1,487 entries, a good number, but not a top show. Last year a new president was elected, Mrs. Viviane Boesmans. If the success this year is due to her and her committee is hard to tell, but probably it is as last year… read more

Lommel 2013’s Two-Day Show Is a Hit

If we look back in history, no show in Belgium has changed more often than the one organized by the club of Moldernete, held in Lommel. For several years the show was held in the ice rink at Mol, a town close to Holland. But that was not the most convenient place. Most rings had… read more

Brabo 2013 Is an Unexpected Success

It took Brabo a long time to recover from its lows of the past years. Who could have expected this show would become ranked in Belgium’s top three? Indeed, no less than 18 percent was gained compared to last year’s entry, which was already a good year. The increase was from 1,743 to 2,057. Guido… read more

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