When you tell people you are going to Mexico, you get the usual comments about beans and sombreros. More recently the jokes concern walls and Donald Trump, but folks need to sit up and take a real hard look at what happens down Mexico way, as the Federacion Canofila Mexicana (the FCM) sure know how to put on a good event! I know it’s not easy to take a quick trip over from the UK, in fact about 12 hours from Heathrow and a bit less going back….but it’s great to see how they do dog shows on the other side of the world.
EIGHT Thousand seven hundred and seventy-one dogs from 35 countries attended the VDH-European Winner & International Exhibition 2016 in Dortmund last weekend. The show had a very healthy gate of 42,000 visitors who attended the show on one of the best weekends of the year in sunny conditions of 25 degrees.
In 2017 the European Dog Show will be held in August in Kiev, Ukraine. This year saw two International Shows take place in late April. Best in Show on Day one at the Golden Gates Show was the Samoyed owned and bred by Pedro Silva from Lisbon in Portugal and best in show day 2 was the Wire Fox terrier judged for BIS by Rony Doedijns from Holland.
The eventual winner of the Champion of Champions Tournament of Americas and the Caribbean 2016 in Federación Canófila Mexicana, A.C was the Pekingese AM Ch GCH Mex Ch MexGCH Int FCI Ch Dunkirk Imperial Palace Paramount (Parry), owned by Maria De Luna and JC De Luna, and co-owned by Tim Reese (handling) and Randy Winters. The judge was Raphael de Santiago.
Last weekend in Mexico there were 4 CACIB FCI International Shows organised by the Mexican KC. which is celebrating its 75th Anniversary. There was an international panel of judges including Mr Kamisato (Japan) and Laurent Pichard (Switzerland). On the final day there were two judges, Denis Kuzelj and Laurent Pichard and they are pictured with...
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