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Friday, 12 April 2024

World Dog Show Croatia 2024

Featured Written by Croatian Kennel Club

Croatian Kennel Club is very proud and grateful for the unique opportunity to organize an event of this importance, and we are looking forward to welcoming you to the WORLD DOG SHOW 2024 Zagreb, Croatia 25.-28.04.2024


Dear exhibitors, dear judges, dear visitors,

It is a great honour for me to welcome you in Zagreb for the World Dog Show 2024.

It has been exactly 17 years ago when Croatia organized the European Dog Show 2007 on the same premises. 

We are extremely grateful to be given the greatest honour to organize the World Dog Show this year.

Unfortunately Ukraine was supposed to be host this year but because of the ongoing situation in the country was forced to withdraw their organization; so we had less than a year to organize such a huge project. 

Organizing a world dog show requires a lot of time and hard work. The Croatian Kennel Club is experienced with the organization of other big events but a World dog show is by far the biggest challenge. 

With the hard work of so many dog people and enthusiasts from our country we did our best in such a short time. We are extremely satisfied with the registrations number for  the WDS and conected shows and I am proud to say that it is a real international worldwide show with dogs coming from 78 different countries from all continents.

I would like to thank all the committee members, judges, ring stewards and everyone else that has participated for the success of this world show. Also, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the FCI, Zagreb Fair, City of Zagreb, Ministry of Agriculture, our main sponsor Farmina and all other sponsors for their support and confidence.

We believe that exhibitors will enjoy the Zagreb World Dog Show and that it will be a show from which they will take many beautiful titles and awards. We hope that the Word Dog Show beside the results is also wonderful opportunity for meeting friends and making new contacts. 

Croatia is a small country but with really big heart. 

Welcome to Zagreb!

Branko Šare
President of Croatian kennel club
President of the Organizing Committee of the World dog show 2024



TAMAS JAKKEL - Prologue to the FCI World Dogshow 2024

The World is recently facing a difficult time in many ways. Culturally, politically, economically, considering the mental stage and the level of humanity. It is all related to the different challenges that have arisen in the last few years. The only STATIONARY features of our lives are the CHANGES. Related to this fact, all traditional values have gained even more importance than before, elevating our spirit, quality of life and creating the comfort of our home and family.

Having a dog, providing a good, careful service to a historical breed as a heritage of the human culture by breeding them and improving their quality is a mission. This mission is PROUDLY undertaken by millions of people all over the World! The FCI World Dogshow is calling them to meet, discuss and learn from all of our 98 countries in 5 Continents as well as all the top breeders outside of the FCI who are have the same expertise and genuine interest to PRESERVE, PROTECT, PROMOTE and IMPROVE Pedigrée dogs. They provide predictable, quality companion for humans in their everydays lives, partners for different sportactivities and job in numerous, human related fields. This is a SERVICE for SOCIETY around us, using several tools based on scientific researches in order to reach the best possible quality of health, temperament, conformation, lifespan, and FUNCTIONALITY.

I am proud to declare that the WDS 2024 is the largest World DogShow since 2017. with its entry of 15.000 dogs solely in the World Dogshow and 25.000 together in the whole show circle during the 5 days. The HKS only had 12 months to prepare, organize and maintain this monster event because of the unforseen circumstances that forced the FCI to change the host country.

While I hope that the Ukrainian Kennel Club will get the chance to hold the World Show in the future, then my sincere and friendly thanks and appreciation goes to the Hrvatski Kinoloski Savez, its President, Mr. Branko Sare, the Organizing Committee led by Mr. Bojan Matakovic and all the volunteers, helpers, sponsors and partners involved in the tremendously difficult job!

I thank them all to provide us to CELEBRATE our HEALTHY, PREDICTABLE, WELL-TEMPERED DOGS, their FUNCTIONAL BEAUTY, and the many ANCESTORS of hundreds of years whom they ESTABLISHED THIS HUMAN CULTURAL HERITAGE, the PEDIGRÉE DOGS for the future generations.

Let the Show begin!

Dr. Tamás JAKKEL - FCI President



Additional Info

  • Date: 25th-28th April 2024
  • Location: Zagreb, Hrvatska
  • Venue: Zagreb, Fair
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Last modified on Monday, 22 April 2024


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