Szilvasvarad is a lovely, small village in Eastern Hungary, on the slopes of the Bukk Mountains near to the one of the most famous Hungarian Wine Regions – Eger, which is renowned for the wine known as Eger Bull’s Blood.
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.
Vince Hogan gives an insight into this big show in Eastern Europe and how it might cope with the European Dog Show in October 2014.
The Duo CACIB Brno shows are beginning to build themselves a reputation as ‘must do’ shows in this part of Eastern Europe. This was the sixth time this weekend of two international CACIB shows has been held and over the two days attracted an entry of 8033 dogs, which is quite an achievement.
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.
THE first International Show of 2013 in Slovakia was held on the 26th & 27th January in the small city of Trencin, which is 130 kilometres to the north of Bratislava in the Valley of the Vag River. Trencin has a small exhibition centre with 4 or 5 small halls.
Entry numbers were good with nearly 2,000 dogs. Groups 1, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 were judged on Saturday; and Groups 2, 3, 4 and 10 on Sunday.
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