We are pleased that the FCI has given the VDH the honorable and ambitious task of hosting the World Dog Show 2017. The World Dog Show will take place in Leipzig from 9 to 12 November 2017 and be the seventh World Dog show held in Germany (1935, 1956, 1973, 1981, 1991, 2003 and 2017).
The day before the World Dog Show, the VDH will hold the German Winner Show on 8 November 2017 in the same location and not in August as originally planned. The VDH is happy to stage the World Dog Show at one of the largest and most modern exhibition sites in Europe - the Leipzig Trade Fair.
Leipzig lies in the heart of Europe and offers outstanding transport services with an excellent motorway network. Leipzig-Halle airport is just a few kilometres from the exhibition grounds and its own local railway station provides a direct connection to the Leipzig main railway station.
Leipzig has become well established as a host venue for dog shows over the decades and enjoys an excellent reputation among exhibitors. As a city of culture, Leipzig is itself also a touristic highlight. Barely any other city boasts such a great tradition of music as Leipzig. Names such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy or Richard Wagner are inextricably associated with Leipzig.
In the historical city centre the unique arcades and trading courts, the modern shops and the railway station mall at this major railway terminus are a real treat for those wanting to shop or those who enjoy a wander around.
The well experienced VDH organization-team will ensure the staging of an event worthy of the World Dog Show. Leipzig will be a festival for the dogs and we warmly invite you to join in the celebrations!
The World Dog Show will take place in Leipzig from November 9 – 12, 2017 and be the seventh World Dog show held in Germany (1935, 1956, 1973, 1981, 1991, 2003 and 2017). Within the framework of the World Dog Show several specialty dog shows will take place in the area of Leipzig so you have the opportunity to join two shows with your dog in one week. The third entry deadline is now upon us, September 15th
The VDH is happy to stage the World Dog Show at one of the largest and most modern exhibition sites in Europe - the Leipzig Trade Fair. The fairground offers 15.000 parking spaces and 1.800 caravan spaces close to the halls. Leipzig lies in the heart of Europe and offers outstanding transport services with an excellent motorway network.
As a city of culture, Leipzig is itself also a touristic highlight. In the historical city centre the unique arcades and modern shops plus the railway station mall at this major railway terminus are a real treat for those wanting to shop or those who enjoy a wander around. Leipzig will be a festival for the dogs and we warmly invite you to join in the celebrations!
OUR DOGS are pleased to be acting once more as the International Media Partner for the show and we are producing a special pre show international edition as usual for such an important event
Update German Winner Show Entires Full
The number of entries for the German Winner Show which takes place on the day before the World Dog Show in Leipzig is limited to 6.500 dogs and that number has now been reached There are logistical reasons for limiting the capacity of the show in the interests of both exhibitors and judges As organisers, we want to make sure that each judge has enough time for the dogs and that every exhibitor has enough space around the rings.
This is a high number of participating dogs for a one-day-show. Surprisingly we reached the number before the second entry deadline and regret that there are no more entries possible for the German Winner Show. For the World Dog Show entries are still possible and we welcome all dog lovers to join this outstanding show in the middle of Europe. The VDH thanks exhibitors for this tremendous show of support and looks forward to staging a memorable event
We have reached the maximum number of 6500 dogs for the German Winner Show. Entries are closed.
Visitors to the World Dog Show & German Winner Show can look forward to a truly spectacular programme: more than 20,000 pedigree dogs from 300 breeds will compete for coveted championship titles, trophies and places on the winner’s rostrum in the dog show proper. This fascinating competition will be flanked by entertainment, demonstrations and other fringe events that promise to be every bit as exciting!
People who are still on the lookout for a dog of their own need advice. And advice is one thing that will be available in spades at the World Dog Show. For example as part of the action “Which breed is right for me?” where experienced breeders introduce the general public to very different breeds – from diminutive Chihuahuas to massive Great Danes. They will be happy to answer questions on keeping and grooming particular breeds and on their characteristics. Competent advice will also be available at the numerous information stands manned by individual VDH member clubs who will be able to put you in touch with responsible breeders.
The sporting highlight of the year. Germany’s best agility specialists will compete for the German Agility Champion title in various categories on Saturday. An international tournament will be held on Sunday.
A dog jumps into the water – this basic principle is at the core of dog diving competitions. A ramp and of course a pool are needed: the dog runs up the ramp and then leaps either as high as possible or as far as possible – depending on the competition – before entering the water. The European Championship in this new trend sport will be held as part of the World Dog Show.
Children and young people demonstrate their ability to move in the show ring and present individual breeds correctly in this international competition.
An international dog dancing tournament is also taking place as part of the World Dog Show. Dog dancing is a dog sport which originated in the USA. The dog and its handler dance together to music and show off their choreography
In addition to the various dog sport competitions, a high-quality programme running in the Arena in Hall 1 will feature dog frisbee, herding, search and rescue dogs, a comedy dog show, dog dancing, service dogs, hunting dogs and much more.
Wednesday, November, 8th 2017
Thursday, November, 9th 2017
FCI-Groups: 4, 6, 7, 8
Friday, November, 10th 2017
FCI-Groups: 5, 9
Saturday, November, 11th 2017
FCI-Groups: 1, 3
Sunday, November, 12th 2017
FCI-Groups: 2, 10
Please note, that the dog must reach the minimum age required for each class at the latest on the day of the show.
Once the entry for the show has closed it is not allowed to transfer a dog from one class to another.
|Puppies||6 – under 9 months|
|Junior||9 – under 18 months|
|Intermediate||15 – under 24 months|
|Open||from 15 months|
|Working||from 15 months
(a proof of entitlement must be enclosed with the entry form, WCC)
|Champion||from 15 months
(a proof of entitlement must be enclosed with the entry form)
|Veterans||from 8 years|
Unofficial class, no grading, placing from 1 to 4, honorary prize may be given, the best dog puppy and bitch puppy with honorary prize compete for the Best Puppy of the Breed.
9 – under 18 months, do not compete for CACIB, but compete for Junior-CAC and BOB. The best junior dog and bitch awarded "excellent" will compete for the best junior dog of the breed.
15 – under 24 months, compete for CAC, CACIB and BOB.
15 months onwards, compete for CAC, CACIB and BOB.
15 months onwards, a Working Class Certificate must be enclosed with the entry form. If the certificate is missing, the dog will be automatically entered in "Open class". Compete for CAC, CACIB, BOB.
15 months onwards, for International or National Champions, a copy of this certificate must be enclosed with the entry form. If the certificate is missing, the dog will be automatically entered in "Open class". Compete for CAC, CACIB and BOB.
8 years onwards, do not compete for CACIB but compete for Veteran-CAC and BOB. The best veteran dog and bitch awarded "excellent" will compete for the Best Veteran of the breed. Castrated dogs are not allowed to take part in the show.
There will no critics made and issued at the German Winner Show or World Dog Show 2017.
In accordance with the VDH show rules the following dogs are banned from participating at dog shows both at home and abroad:
1. Owners acknowledge the binding character of the show regulations of VDH and FCI with the submission of their entries.
2. Only those pedigree dogs for which a breed standard has been adopted by the FCI and/or VDH and which are registered
The dogs being brought to an event (show) must have a proof that they have been vaccinated against rabies at least three weeks before the start of the show (bring vaccination documents/EU pet pass). The rabies vaccination is valid
A maximum of 5 dogs may be carried per person when travelling. The animals must not be intended for a change of ownership.
If this is not the case, then the rules for trade in animals apply.
German Champion VDH
German Junior Champion
German Veteran Champion (VDH)
Our grounds are located right by the Autobahn, near the Schkeuditzer Kreuz (interchange). The Leipzig/Halle airport is only eight minutes by Autobahn. If you arrive at the Leipzig main train station with the ICE, you can take the regional train (Regionalbahn/RB) or the rapid transit train (S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland) to reach the "Leipzig Messe" stop in just six minutes. If you are coming from downtown, the tram will get to you the grounds in approximately 20 minutes. How will you be arriving?
There are 14.000 parking spaces on the fairground. Ticket costs for cars: 6,00 EUR, for pick-up trucks: 13,00 EUR
Leipziger Messe: Compact, despite its large site. Functional – and yet aesthetic. More than 80,000 square metres of air-conditioned indoor exhibition space provide comfortable space for the rings.
Showring + Trade stands
German Championship Agility + European Championchip DogDiving + Information stands Breed Clubs
Hall 4: Rings
Hall 5: Rings
Leipziger Messe, Messe-Allee 1, 04356 Leipzig
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