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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Liability for Aggressive Dogs May Extend to Breeders
Belgium’s Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health, Laurette Onkelinx, is considering extending liability to the breeder when a dog bites someone. If successful, Belgium will be the first country to have such a law. Breeders of dogs found guilty of biting...
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World Dog Show Day Three – Budapest, Hungary
Saturday promised to be another long day at the World Show with three Groups to go: the Hounds and Scenthounds which is Group 6, the Pointing dogs, Group 7, and the Companion Dogs, which is Group 9. This is a most interesting...
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World Dog Show Day Two – Budapest, Hungary
It was somewhat cloudy on the second day of the World Show, but no rain was to be expected. This is important, as at Hungexpo, the showground and the pavilions are not linked, and going from one hall to another means going...
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World Dog Show Day One – Budapest, Hungary
Eighty years ago the Hungarian Kennel Club became a member of the FCI, and on this anniversary the FCI members granted the Hungarian Kennel Club the honor of organizing this year’s World Dog Show. It had been only five years since the HKC...
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Luxembourg Spring Show Entry Surpasses Record
The 2009 Luxembourg show was the most successful dog show held in that country with an entry of 5,487 dogs. But this year Luxembourg surpassed its own success and finished with no fewer than 5,529 entries. Amazing how a little country like...
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Hoogstraten Celebrates Its 40th Show
The show of Hoogstraten, Belgium, had its 40th edition later than usual this year. The reason this show needs to change its date every two years has to do with the scheduling of the show in Gent that takes place every two...
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Ambiorix Trophy 2013 Maintains Entry Numbers
The first show of the year in Belgium, the Ambiorix Trophy in Genk, was almost a nightmare for the committee. Two weeks before the show would take place, little more than 600 entries were registered. That would mean a big financial fiasco...
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Cynology Is Pure as Nature Itself in Iceland
Visiting Iceland is a dream come true for many people, and that applies to me too. Last summer that dream became reality. It’s fascinating that nature speaks to everyone’s imagination. In Iceland, there are not only scenery and flora, but also interesting...
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Brussels Dog Show 2012 – Russia Wins the Cup!
The Brussels Dog Show has changed its date a few times, from May to December, back to May, then back to December. Once again, this was the last show in December for now, as next year it moves to autumn. Last year’s...
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Let’s Make December 24 ‘World Dog Day’ Starting Today!
Celebrating the faith and loyalty of our beloved dogs once in a year? Let’s start a new tradition and celebrate our dogs on December 24 from now on. It would be great to celebrate our friends the day prior to Christmas all...
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Kortrijk Hosts 49th Show, Preps for Jubilee in 2013
Forty-nine editions ago, in 1964, the Kortrijk Eurodogshow started in Menen, a small town in the neighborhood of Kortrijk. Now it is, without any doubt, the number one show in Flanders and the strongest competitor of the national show of Belgium in...
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Lovanium Trophy 2012
The Luevense Hondenvereniging is one of the younger Belgian clubs that organizes dog shows in Belgium. For a few years now, it has awarded CACIBs – Certificates of Aptitude for International Champion of Beauty – and has grown a lot since. The...
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Bucharest Show Draws 6,157 Dogs
Never before has the European Winner Show had so much bad luck. I still remember the sight of Petru Muntean, vice president of the Romanian Kennel Club, jumping for joy next to Christian Stefanescu, president, when the FCI flag was handed over...
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Luxembourg’s 85th Biannual Show Draws 3,841 Entries
The Luxembourg Kennel Club hosts two shows a year, so the editions follow each other quickly. The show on September 1 and 2, 2012, was the 85th edition in the city of the same name as the small country north of France....
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Steaming Temperatures – Mechelen 2012
Days before the dog show in Mechelen, Belgium, the media warned that, after a wet and cold July, the weekend of August 18-19 could break the record for the highest temperature ever in Belgium, 101.8 degrees F, set in 1947. Temperatures climbed...
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Brighter Than Ever – Liège Golden Dog Trophy 2012
Not long after the show in Liège, Belgium, two years ago, the main hall burned down. Last year extra space was created on the parking area, and it didn’t affect the show’s success. This year the surprise was complete, as the show...
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The Irish Verdict - Best in Show Goes to the UK Newfoundland at Genk 2012
Another successful show took place in July in Genk, Belgium, not far from Lommel in the province of Limburg. The Limburgse Kynologen Vereniging show saw an increase in entries from 1,487 in 2011 to 1,636 this year. No one can seem to...
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World Dog Show Final Day – Salzburg, Austria
On Sunday in Salzburg, breeds from the final three Groups – FCI Group 2, Pinschers and Schnauzers, Molossoids and Swiss Mountain Dogs; Group 4, Dachshunds; and Group 6, Scenthounds and Related Breeds – completed the breed judging for the 2012 World Show....
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World Dog Show Day Two – Salzburg, Austria
Day Two of the 2012 World Show brought judging of three of the 10 FCI Groups: Group 1, Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Mountain Dogs); Group 5, Spitz and Primitive Types; and Group 9, Companion and Toy Dogs. The weather suddenly...
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World Dog Show Day One – Salzburg, Austria
Four Groups were scheduled for Day One, Friday, May 18, 2012, at the World Show: Group 3, the Terriers; Group 7; the Hunting Dogs; Group 8, the Waterdogs; and Group 10, the Sighthounds. The first day of the World Show always involves...
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