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.
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).
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
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.
The last weekend of April and the 1st of May a triple International Shows was held in Hungary, the Budapest Grand Prix.The show was held in Budapest, at the International Fair, Hungexpo, in the biggest hall, organised by the Hungarian Kennel Club.
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.
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.
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