Overseas


Another triumph for Finland’s Top Dog leader - Report and photos by Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen THE TRADITIONAL Porvoo show on the second weekend of September is always the last outdoor show and end of the summer season in Finland. It very often rains and becomes cold by that time, but this year it was a lovely warm and sunny weekend, a real...
Mixed blessings in Maastricht PRESIDENT John Wauben and his officials put on a super two-day international show at Maastricht, Holland, so well organised, everything ran like clockwork.
British-owned harlequin tops Great Dane ‘big one’ A SMALL group of the UK Great Dane fraternity made the trip to Mookerheide, Holland for the EuDDC (Federation of European Great Dane Clubs) show, with seven dogs attending from the UK.
Co-operation benefits show societies Report and photos by Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen THE NATIONAL all-breed shows at Kouvola and Heinola have been working together for years. Both cities lie not far from each other in south eastern Finland. Their traditional dates are near the end of August, and as they are among the last few...
Double win for Chic Choix Report and photos by Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen THE HELSINKI autumn show on the first weekend of September was a great triumph for Juha Kares, who has not concentrated on just one breed but is interested in several. He has been one of the most successful breeders in Finland for years, but even...
Trondheim’s Hundefestival Report and photos by Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen THE POPULAR national two-day show at Trondheim, in the middle of Norway, was again held at the end of August. The regional canine club and several breed clubs had combined their forces to run this ‘Trondheim Hundefestival’ and invited a very...
A Bornholm double - Report and photos by Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen THE ISLAND of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea belongs to Denmark but it actually lies closer to Sweden. For some years now the Danish Kennel Club has held a show there, and when the first ones drew a good response, it decided to see if a double...
Collies ‘excellent’ in Denmark I WAS invited to judge the Danish Collie Club show and Peter and I flew to Copenhagen on September 5 to be met and hosted by the secretary Kristian Kongsted.
A great show at Rogaland THE NORWEGIAN Kennel Club held an international show at Rogaland on September 13/14. On day one I judged the puppies, with 34 to go over and most were very promising, in particular the Cairn Terriers and the Leonberger pleased in breed quality...
British Rottweiler’s historic win at German club show THE GERMAN Rottweiler Club (ADRK) held its 44th Klubsieger show at Ratingen near Dusseldorf on August 23/24.
A show in the heart of the Alps - Report and photos: Gabor Szalanczi INNSBRUCK hosted a double international show of the Austrian Kennel Club (ÖKV), in the west of the country on August 23 and 24.
Dutch Petit scores in Luxemburg - Report and photos: Karl Donvil - Results: FCL LUXEMBURG’S 89th show again drew a large entry, as usual not as many as the spring event, but more than last year. The increase was significant, 11.5 per cent from 3,805 to 4,244 this year.
Magyar Agar on the up in Hungary - Report and photos: Gabor Szalanczi THE YEAR’S 17th and 18th international shows in Hungary were held on September 6 and 7 at Kecskemet. This is a middle size city in the Hungarian lowlands with about 85,000 residents, 85km south east of Budapest.
Belgium’s first outdoor international show - Report and photos: Karl Donvil BELGIUM is commemorating the centenary of the start of the first world war in 1914. Hundreds of cultural events are being organised all over the country.
Spectacular Showcase in Santa Barbara - Report by Bo Bengtson FOR MANY years in the past Santa Barbara Kennel Club hosted the biggest and most glamorous dog show in America, an international event of major proportions. Visitors came from near and far, there were endless lawns, a breeze wafted in from the...
Liège blows out 60 candles THIS YEAR, 90 more dogs than last year came to Liège show, celebrating its 60th anniversary, and this brought the total entry to 2,035 – a new record.
Lovanium celebrates its 25th anniversary THE LOVANIUM Trophy show in Belgium has the reputation of being a show that attracts a lot of hunting dogs and breeds. If you want to see some rare breeds of groups 6 and 7, then you’ll have a big chance to do so.
British victory at Nationale d’Elevage AT THE FRENCH Belgian Shepherd Dog specialty, the Nationale d’Elevage in Aubigny-sur-Nère on August 23/24, BIS was awarded to a British dog, Jocelyn Streater’s Int Ch Xanova Wolf Walker, out of 544 entries from all over Europe and as far afield as...
THE NORWEGIAN Hound Union celebrated its 16th anniversary by organising a show for all its breeds at Biri, near Lillehammer, in June. There were two shows over two days, because the regional hound club held its show in the same place on the...
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