Photo by Karl Donvil
The “FCI Golden Victor” winner: The Irish Wolfhound female Ch. Absolut Roan Inish Tullamore Good Stuff, breeder Ivana Jolkova, owner and handler Petra Tomasovicova from Slovakia.
The same female won also Best in Group at the World dog show in Paris. It was a great success for thisdog, the only representative in the Champion of Champions comeptition coming from Slovakia!
There were 893 champions from 33 countries in the catalogue.
Photo by Karl Donvil
BIS IRISH WOLFHOUND (female) born 21/05/2009
Absolute Roan Inish Tullamore Good Stuff owned by Petra Tomasovicova from Slovakia
2BIS WELSH CORGI PEMBROKE (male) born 09/06/2007
Andov Pinkerton Owned by Olga Shilova from Russia
3BIS SHAR PEI (male) born 19/09/2008
Jade East Catch Me If You Can owned by Loretta Anders Nijholt Minne from the Netherlands
3BIS ex-aequo SCOTTISH TERRIER (male) borne 10/11/2007
Filisite Brash Celebration owned by Valentina Popova from Russia
This weekend the FCI (The Fédération Cynologique Internationale) invited fans of the dog sport and winners from their keynote shows in 2011 to a very special birthday party.
No cake or candles, but plenty of opportunity for the enthusiasts to indulge in what they like the best – spending a day or two at a dog show in a good company. As a matter of fact the whole of 2011 was dedicated to celebrating the100th anniversary of this great organization that now unites national dog breeding organizations of 89 countries and on November 11-12 the celebrations culminated in Brussels.
The FCI Cynological Days consisted of several events: A Canine Symposium for member club delegates on November 11 and Centenary World Champion of Champions Show and Gala Dinner on November 12th. Over 120 delegates attended the Symposium and listened as enthusiastic speakers addressed various issues and topics: history of the canine species, health, working dogs in the modern society and future of the dog show sport.
The Champion of Champions Show was organized under the patronage of the FCI by the Société Royale Saint‐Hubert, founding member of the FCI. In 2011 the FCI offered its five founding members (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and The Netherlands) the opportunity to organize a title dog show in the framework of its centenary, and this show was the last of the series. Nearly 900 dogs were reduced down to a top 64 and then we had 10 finalists with a final four as pictured on this page. The Gala dinner was a posh affair attended by guests who arrived from all over the world and brought gifts in a true fashion of the birthday celebration. Our photographs will give you a feel for this one off and unique occasion and further words and photos will be appearing in the famous OUR DOGS Annual 2012. For now, congratulations to all the winners and to the FCI on reaching this milestone.
More Photos taken by Svetlana