Andrey Klishas, President of the Russian Hunting Dog Federation:
At Sabaneev Memorial 2013, we received a very well balanced and comfortable entry of over 1600 dogs for the all breed show and over 1000 for the specialty shows, and our terrific judges’ panel included 30 world-known names representing 18 countries, such as Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA. Of course it would be impossible to give a breed specialist to each dog at the all breed event, but as always, we did our best not only to invite the first ranked judges, but to make the proper schedule, so that the whole process could be of maximal interest for the both sides – for the exhibitors and for the judges as well.
The Helsinki Double Show was a spectacular end to the chain of Scandinavian main shows. It started in Denmark in November, at Herning, then there was Oslo, or actually Lilleström in Norway where there was also the Nordic Winner show, then Swedish Winner Show at Stockholm and the last and the biggest one of them all, the Helsinki weekend.