Best in Show at the European show in Brno last weekend was the Wire Fox Terrier, Ch King Arthur Van Foliny Home, expertly handled and presented by Warren Bradley from Wales. This dog is owned by Victor Malzoni from Brazil and on the same day, Victor also took Best in Show at Midland Counties in the UK with Ch Travella Striking Steel, Wire Fox Terrier. Quite a double!
The Czech Republic in the heart of Europe hosted this years European Dog Show in the city of Brno.
THE Pécs International was held on 21-22 of June. Pécs is in the south of Hungary, some 200 kilometres south of Budapest and close to the Croatian border, approximately 40 kilometres.
There were two shows held over the weekend with about 600 entries, quite a low entry, but there was an International Show in Komarom two weeks earlier and an International in Slovenia at the same time.
THIS year there are to be 13 International Dog Shows in Slovenia, the first two were on the 18th & 19th of January in Ljubljana. The Sunday show was the Crufts qualification show for Slovenia this year.
Slovenia is a good country in which to hold dog shows. It is a small country, with less than three million residents, and it is easy to get to from neighbouring countries such as Italy, Croatia, Austria and Hungary.
This year two Latvian dog people invited me to visit the Riga Double show, an ex-Junior Handler and an Australian Shepherd breeder. As I had not been to a Latvian dog show I wondered what this might be like. I made contact with the Latvian KC and they also were happy for me to visit their show.
The Cyprus Kennel Club in June held their Cyprus CACIB Show on June 1st, plus Azerbaijan and Moldova CAC titles. Then on June 2nd, the Aphrodite Winner 2013, plus Azerbaijan, Cyprus, and Moldova CAC titles.
This was the first time that OUR DOGS were in attendance in Cyprus, represented by Kerry Rushby and Charles and Linda Allen (Birdbrook Rosettes). Representing OUR DOGS Europe at the show was Cypriot photographer, Dem Paste, Greek and Cypriot Reporter, Yiannis Vlachos.
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