It's hard to imagine a more picturesque setting than the venue for the 21st “Rose of Kotka” in Finland. The location for the International All Breeds Dog Show on August 15th was Katariina Seaside Park located at the southernmost tip of Kotka, a 20 hectare versatile park and recreational area which enjoys active use throughout the year.
These charming little dogs probably have their origin in the Pinscher breeds and the British white terriers that Jack Russell and Fox Terriers also originate from. There are many paintings and photographs of these farmdogs from the 1800s to early 1900s although from paintings from the 1400s you can see dogs that are similar to todays Farmdogs.
At the CACIB in Innsbruck, Austria, Saturday’s BIS was the Siberian Husky, Ankalyn Iris Goo Goo Dolls owned by Tomei Paolais, pictured here with the BIS Judge, Andras Korosz; Group Judge, Jadranka Mijatovic and Breed Judge, Vija Klucniece.
When the show finished and the only emotion you feel is proudness, it means everything has gone well. This is how we all felt after this year’s edition of the 4 Summer Night Shows in Split which haven for the first time lasted for six days.
Judging a dog show is an amazing experience and feeling for me. To find and choose the best examples of a breed, according to its standard is no easy task, but it should be something exciting for every judge, at least it is for me. Judging dogs is not a job, it is a hobby, a passion. A hobby that gives us the great opportunity to visit a lot of countries, to meet their people…
Esposizione Internazionale Del Canavese (CACIB) THE Esposizione Internazionale Del Canavese (CACIB) held their All-Breed Championship in the beautiful grounds of the Castello E Parco di Masino where among the panel of judges, I had the welcome company of Jean and Paul Lawless, and Colette Muldoon, from Ireland.
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