BRINGING an eventful week to a close, the top winning OES ‘Jimmy’ was a fitting winner in his home country under BIS judge Tamas Jakkel. This yearsWORLD DOG SHOW had taken place in Budapest against a backdrop of a lively FCI meeting, a new president in the form of Rafael Santiago from Puerto Rico, and a packed programme of breed and club shows, a CACIB show on Wednesday followed by four days of a WORLD DOG SHOW with 18,000 dogs from all over the world.
I VERY much enjoyed attending the Club Show of the Italian Newfoundland Club, the Societa Amatori Terranova (SATs), which was held on the 20th and 21st of April. I have missed a few of these shows recently, but was invited again to take photographs at the SAT’s Gold Cup Show.
This club is not a member of the FCI, but it has been established for a long time. This was the 24th Speciality Show and the 18th Gold Cup. There were no FCI judges, but the two men invited to judge were Mr Milan Lint, co-owner of the Pouch Cove Kennel in the USA, and Mr Luis Amador Fernandez from the Rain Coast Kennel in Spain.
Best in Show at the World Dog Show 2013
was Koroknai's Old English Sheepdog
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Groups per day
May 16th Thursday:
Terriers, dachshund, spitz breeds, primitive types
17th May, Friday
Pinschers, schnauzers – molosszers – Swiss mountain and cattle dogs
18th May, Saturday:
Scent hounds and related breeds, pointing dogs, companion and toy dogs
19th May, Sunday
Shepherd or sheep dogs(except Swiss shepherd dog), retrievers – flushing dogs, water dogs, sight hounds
-Ring of pavilion G, daily schedule between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. MORE TO FOLLOW
Hoogstraten held its 40th show this year. Usually held in January, but because the dog show in Gent that is only held every two years was not taking place this year, Hoogstraten moved to February as the shows did not clash.
However, on the closing date for entries, there was panic in the committee, as only 1,200 dogs were entered. That would have been a complete disaster, as last year the show had 1,764 entries. The organisers were forced to extend the closing date by a few extra days. At the end they had an entry of 1,619 dogs. I wonder seriously where this evolution will end. Which show will have the courage to be the first to say “the closure date is the closure date, and every dog that is entered after the closure date will not be accepted”. That is, in my opinion, the only way to stop this evolution.
Photo: Jadranka Mijatovic
BIS at the International Dog Show Reggio Emilia on March 23, out of 2,800 dogs, was Multi Ch.Multi Bis Bassjoy Night Of Love. Pictured with group judge Salvatore Tripoli and Best in Show judge Ferdinando Asnaghi.
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