It looks like the organisers of the Antwerp dog show, called Brabo dog show, decided to no longer have 50 per cent Belgian judges. Two years ago there was a very high entry of over 2,400 dogs, probably as it was a Crufts qualifier.
With almost the very same number of entries as last year, the spring show of Luxembourg seems to remain high on the list of everyone who wants to start a champion career for their dog. Last years total number of entries was 4,560, and this year it was 4,551.
Well it is no secret that the Best in Show winner is a beautiful dog and this win certainly pleased the ringside. Melanie Harwood had a smile as wide as the new Forth Bridge Crossing when she was awarded Best in Show.
Ch Merrybear D'Artagnan, owned by Lyn and Terry Chapman, took his first all breeds Best in Show win in the UK at Bath over the bank holiday weekend from an entry of 7629 dogs.
This year the World Terrier Show, the INTERRA was held in Maribor, Slovenia, on Easter Monday, April 17. There were three shows over the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday there were two International Shows, so it was a good opportunity for the Terrier owners to collect more titles in one weekend.
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.