The weekend of November 2nd 3rd and 4th saw three of the largest shows in Russia take place in the famous Crocus Centre of the outskirts of Moscow writes Vince Hogan The Crocus centre is an excellent modern venue and was the same expo centre for the WORLD DOG SHOW in 2016.
Large rings, well lit, carpets in the rings, air conditioned and a strong international panel of judges combined to make this event a great success. Three international shows took place this time with the Russia Show, Presidents Cup day and the RKF Cup added in on the Monday…a national holiday in Russia.
A truly international judging panel came from all corners of the globe The main ring had agility, dog dancing, Flyball and a number of awards and presentations were made by the busy President Mr Vladimir Golubev who seemed to be very involved for the three days of the show The RKF also had its own large stand with seating and microphone facilities where they ran a number of talks over the three days.
They also arranged for excellent ‘Kid Zones’ for visiting families Each day we also saw The Pride of Russia completion for the Best Russian breed plus all the usual best puppy, breeders groups and Best Junior in Show. After the three BIS awards were decided, all three dogs came back on Monday evening for the founder of the RKF, Mr Eugene Erusalimsky to select a super BIS. This went to the Alaskan Malamute which had prevailed as BIS winner for the Monday International show.
The RKF stages its next major international event in May 2020 with the Eurasia Dog Show. Last word on the November event however, goes to Mr. Imran Husain, judge from Pakistan who said, “It’s a real pleasure to judge in Moscow. The organisers go into great detail and make the prestigious event so comfortable with amazing hospitality. My thanks to RKF President Golubev and Ekaterina Domogatskaya and her brilliant team”