Posts with tag Fédération Cynologique Internationale

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

Divide and Conquer: How to Classify Breeds into Groups

What makes a Terrier a Terrier and a Hound a Hound? How do we determine which characteristics define a particular kind of dog, and what possible reason can any kennel club give when trying to divide all the existing breeds into separate groups for the purpose of dog show competition? And, come to think of… read more

The Secret About Best in Show

Let’s talk about Best in Show for a minute. This is a term that’s become known far beyond our sport, the title of a large number of books and TV programs, even a critically acclaimed (and very funny) movie. Pretty much everyone, regardless of involvement in dogs, knows that “Best in Show” means just that:… read more

Best in Show under Mr. August De Wilde of Belgium was awarded to the Bearded Collie Beardie Connections Kenji, bred by Ingrid Hectors and owned by Otto Rinus of the Netherlands. Photographs by Karl Donvil.

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 number of shows in Belgium has decreased, especially in Wallonia where only two… read more

Best in Show at Luxembourg, the Pug Kingpoint Catwalk. Photo by Karl Donvil.

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. Last year, the show had to be postponed due to the festivities around… 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