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Mouscron celebrates its 40th show Featured

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It is interesting to find out what makes a success of something and what doesn’t. Belgium has several shows, most of them in Flanders. Kortrijk is probably the most famous, and Brussels is its biggest challenger. Shows in Wallonia have struggled and some disappeared, such as La Louvière and Namur. Charleroi is back but still recovering. The two remaining shows, however, are doing very well, Liège on one side, and Mouscron on the other side of the linguistic border that divides Belgium. The success of Mouscron has lasted now for 40 years, so it’s time to celebrate!

Ambiorix Trophy maintains entry numbers Featured

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The first show of the year in Belgium was almost a nightmare for the committee. Two weeks before the show was due to take place, only a little more than 600 entries were registered. That would mean a big financial fiasco for the club, but fortunately the weekend of the closing date ended in euphoria with 1,369, two entries more than last year’s show. 

The Brussels Dog Show Featured

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The Brussels Dog Show has changed date a few times, from May to December, back to May and back to December. And next year year it’s on the move again, it’s moving to the autumn. Last year there were two shows, the Champion of Champions and the regular show in December.

Unfortunately the last two years, winter has struck hard at the time of the show, but it did not affect the number of entries at all. New this year was that there were no forms distributed. A simple leaflet, roll-up panels and weblinks took over, and it worked. People have accepted the new media and use it. It is convenient of course. Once registered it is very simple to fill out an online subscription form and do the payment at the same time. Less mistakes, less administration to do, less people involved to compose the catalogue, and very easy to fill out the results afterwards.

Brussels International Show Featured

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Best in Show at the Brussels International Show was the Pekingese Billi Boy Iz Sanrais Dragon, owner Romanyul Natalia from Russia. In second place was Clumber Spaniels Bears Bay Full Speed To Cape Lewisporte, owner Counotte-De Vree from Belgium and in third place Tchiorny Terrier Moskvorechie Yason, owner Irina Klimova from Russia. More on this show in a forthcoming issue of OUR DOGS.  

Kortrijk Featured

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IT ALL started in 1964, 49 shows ago, in Menen, a small town in the neighbourhood of Kortrijk. Now it is, without any doubt, the number one show in Flanders and the strongest rival of the national show of Belgium in Brussels. It is the most famous and best known in Belgium, but also in Europe.

UK success at Kortrijk Featured

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It was a great day for the Brits at the 49th Kortrijk Show when the Afghan Hound, Afterglow Jumping Rainbows of Sofico bred by Mike Gadsby and co-owned by Claire Millward together with Dudley and Glenys Chadwick from North Wales took top spot out of 3000 dogs at this popular Belgian event.

Lovanium Trophy 2012 Featured

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This club is one of the younger Belgian clubs that organises dog shows in Belgium. For a few years now, this club has  awarded CACIB’s and has grown a lot since. The number of shows in Belgium has decreased, especially in Wallonia where only two shows remain, Liège and Mouscron. However, Charleroi again had a one day CAC show and there are plans to restart Namur too, but that is  not the case for La louvière.

Mechelen 2012 Featured

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Days before the show the media warned that, after a wet and cold July, the weekend of 18-19 August could break the record of highest temperature ever in Belgium, 38,8°C in 1947. Temperatures climbed on Saturday till over 35°C.

Liège 2012 Featured

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TWO years ago, no so long after the show, the main hall burned down. Last year extra space was created on the parking area and did not affect the success of the show. This year the surprise was complete as the show was held under a new roof, just in time to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Syndicat d’Elevage Canin de Liège, the organising club. 

Royal Fox Terrier Featured

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Royal Fox Terrier Club of Belgium IT WAS 1887 when the Fox Terrier Club of Belgium was founded, registered as club number 3 in the repertory of the Royal Society Saint Hubert. The club received its predicate “Royal” in 1929.

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