Posts with tag FCI


Fast Judges Earn Incomplete Grade

THIS WEEK I’d like to introduce you to another of our columnists, this time Geraldine Cove-Print. Geraldine writes a weekly column usually focussing on issues surrounding rescue but every so often she looks more widely at the show scene and gives us the benefit of her experience as an exhibitor and observer. In a column… read more

AKC Judges On Strike? Spoiled Prima Donnas or Unfairly Maligned?

A lot has been written about dog show judges recently. This is obviously a subject that concerns a lot of people: 38 readers submitted published comments to my article last month about the AKC Judges Approval system, which may be some sort of personal record, and I haven’t been able to go anywhere without people… read more

Malamutes in the Desert

The Israeli’s Alaskan Malamutes have a new kennel club: The Israel Nordic Dog Club, a member of the Israel Kennel Club and FCI. Israel is a small country, but the Israeli people love dogs and love to breed purebreds. Although it rarely snows and the average Winter temperatures are about 10 degrees Celsius, the Arctic… 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

A Judge’s Conscience: Dog Shows, ‘Gay-Friendly Propaganda’ and Russia

This week’s column will be a little different, perhaps more personal than usual, but I believe a question I’m concerned with right now may apply to a lot of other dog people as well. Should dog show judges have a conscience? That sounds like a weird question, I know: of course you need to have… read more


The 2012 World Show – Austria

Each year the Fédération Cynologique Internationale sponsors the World Dog Show in a different country. In 2011 the location was Paris, and in 2012 it moves to Salzburg, Austria. The enormous event started today at the Salzburg Exhibition Centre and continues through Sunday, May 20. It is sponsored by the Austrian Kennel Club. Austria is… read more


Group Realignment

The Simon and Garfunkel song, “At the Zoo,” notes that “Orangutans are skeptical of changes in their cages.” That pretty much describes me and the dog game. I would just as soon that the dog game be as it was in the 1960s when I first started going to shows. However, even this anachronism will… read more