Late entries boost Hoogstraten’s total - Report and photos: Karl Donvil Results: Paula Dictus and Karl Donvil 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!
Afghan tops Malta’s winter show AFTER A false start last winter, it was a great pleasure to return to the lovely island of Malta for the winter championship show. My thanks go to all of the officers and committee of Malta CS for the kindness and hospitality that was extended to...
Kerry tops Australia’s Top Dogs THE AUSTRALIAN Top Dog Grand Final was held in Canberra at the Gold Creek Tourist Resort, along with the Dog News awards for Australia’s most popular show, Royal Show, judge and steward. In addition four more dogs were inducted into the Australian...
Locally-bred successes in Barbados The first Barbados Kennel Club championship show for the year was sponsored by Vitamin Pet Foods. Judge was Derek Smith (UK), on his third assignment in Barbados.
Finnish judges are eager to learn - Report and photos by Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen EVERY YEAR the Finnish Dog Show Judges’ Society organises an educational weekend for its members. The Finnish Kennel Club has given us permission to run an official show for one of the groups each year.
An Italian double weekend - Report and photos: Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen MOST OF the Italian international shows nowadays are double shows. Two canine clubs from neighbouring cities join forces and share expenses by organising two one-day shows in the same premises over the same weekend. Some breed clubs may join in, too.
Crowded Mouscron’s secret ingredient - Text and photos: Karl Donvil - Results: UCM and Karl Donvil SOME SHOWS have a secret ingredient, one they cannot explain themselves. One of these is without any doubt Mouscron in Belgium.
Total recall in Silesia - Report and photos: Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen IT MUST have been 1986 when I judged in Poland for the first time, and a lot of things have changed since then. I haven’t been there for a while, so it was nice to go to the Bedzin national show in January.
Bullmastiff bounces back at Turku Top Dog - Report and photos by Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen THIS YEAR the traditional Turku international January show was called the Top Dog Show, as it is every second year, when it is organised by a group of local canine clubs.
Cold Kajaani suits the hairy dogs - Report and photos by Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen THE FINNISH show year always starts at Kajaani. It is a very popular show, although the conditions are not very glamorous.
Two BIS in two days for Javier - Report and photos: Gábor Szalánczi THE AUSTRIAN show season came to an end with shows on Dec 6 and 7 in Wels, a small city between Vienna and the German border, close to the latter. As in most Austrian cities at that time, there was of course a pleasant Christmas fair in the middle...
Min Wire wins Italy’s Christmas show - Report and photos by Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen MY LAST show in 2014 was in Italy, the two-day Erba international show in the middle of December.
British is best at Brussels THE COUNTDOWN has started; Brussels is preparing for the European Show in 2016. I can assure you it is very promising. The layout of the main ring has been renewed again and it has already been reconsidered in order further to fine-tune it.
Amsterdam Winners: Swedish Saluki wins a moving Ovation - Report: Harold Gay Photos: RBT THE 125th Amsterdam Winner Show took place over the weekend of December 13 and 14 like last year the show team had to rise to the challenge of change.
Eukanuba World Challenge: 'They genuinely were the best of the best' - Report: Harold Gay - Photos: RBT THE EUKANUBA World Challenge had become an accepted highlight in the American dog show calendar so why bring it to cold, damp Europe rather than the sun of Florida?
The great big Helsinki weekend - Report and photos by Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen THE FINNISH Kennel Club had hardly recovered from the World Show, when it was again time to gather at the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Akita Inu on top in Zagreb A LONG weekend of dog shows was held in Zagreb, capital of Croatia. Friday November 21 saw about 12 club shows, with an overall BIS awarded.
A day with the Danish Corgis MY THANKS to the Danish Corgi Club for inviting me to judge the club show for the third time. As before I thoroughly enjoyed the day and appreciated the friendly atmosphere and the sporting spirit of the exhibitors.
King takes control of Eurodogshow Remember Eurodogshow celebrated its golden jubilee last year with a double CACIB and that was a big hit. This year was a single CACIB but it was another hit as the number of entries climbed from 2,987 in 2012 to 3,325 this year and that is a record.