Don't mistake the LKV Show in Genk for the Ambiorix Trophy that is also in Genk, both in the very same halls. The Haspengouwse Kynological Society is the youngest and had the ambition to have its own CACIB. As that caused a problem for the Belgian Kennel Club (same area, same halls, etc) it was decided that the CACIB was given alternatively to each club.
A few weeks ago I received an unusual mail from the committee. With much pride they announced an impressive number of entries. In 2013 the show had 1,619 entries, two years later 2,377 dogs were in competition, amazing!
I wrote last year that Genk would not get a nice present for its 35th Anniversary. Indeed, this popular show was only granted a CAC show, while two years ago this was the third biggest show of Belgium. But the exhibitors thought different. They wanted to celebrate with the committee and entered 1,724 dogs, and that's a lot for a CAC show, more than many CACIB shows.
When I first saw the brochure of this new show I was thinking that there expectations were a bit high. The brochure and entry form for the show promised 12,000 visitors and 1,500 dogs for a CAC show.
The showground looked very promising - 18,000 square metres - amid a green area, thus the name “The Green Dog Show”.
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