We are pleased that the FCI has given the VDH the honorable and ambitious task of hosting the World Dog Show 2017. The World Dog Show will take place in Leipzig from 9 to 12 November 2017 and be the seventh World Dog show held in Germany (1935, 1956, 1973, 1981, 1991, 2003 and 2017).
The day before the World Dog Show, the VDH will hold the German Winner Show on 8 November 2017 in the same location and not in August as originally planned. The VDH is happy to stage the World Dog Show at one of the largest and most modern exhibition sites in Europe - the Leipzig Trade Fair.
Leipzig lies in the heart of Europe and offers outstanding transport services with an excellent motorway network. Leipzig-Halle airport is just a few kilometres from the exhibition grounds and its own local railway station provides a direct connection to the Leipzig main railway station.
Leipzig has become well established as a host venue for dog shows over the decades and enjoys an excellent reputation among exhibitors. As a city of culture, Leipzig is itself also a touristic highlight. Barely any other city boasts such a great tradition of music as Leipzig. Names such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy or Richard Wagner are inextricably associated with Leipzig.
In the historical city centre the unique arcades and trading courts, the modern shops and the railway station mall at this major railway terminus are a real treat for those wanting to shop or those who enjoy a wander around.
The well experienced VDH organization-team will ensure the staging of an event worthy of the World Dog Show. Leipzig will be a festival for the dogs and we warmly invite you to join in the celebrations!
NEW World Show news 3rd Entry deadline: September 15
The World Dog Show will take place in Leipzig from November 9 – 12, 2017 and be the seventh World Dog show held in Germany (1935, 1956, 1973, 1981, 1991, 2003 and 2017). Within the framework of the World Dog Show several specialty dog shows will take place in the area of Leipzig so you have the opportunity to join two shows with your dog in one week. The third entry deadline is now upon us, September 15th
The VDH is happy to stage the World Dog Show at one of the largest and most modern exhibition sites in Europe - the Leipzig Trade Fair. The fairground offers 15.000 parking spaces and 1.800 caravan spaces close to the halls. Leipzig lies in the heart of Europe and offers outstanding transport services with an excellent motorway network.
As a city of culture, Leipzig is itself also a touristic highlight. In the historical city centre the unique arcades and modern shops plus the railway station mall at this major railway terminus are a real treat for those wanting to shop or those who enjoy a wander around. Leipzig will be a festival for the dogs and we warmly invite you to join in the celebrations!
OUR DOGS are pleased to be acting once more as the International Media Partner for the show and we are producing a special pre show international edition as usual for such an important event
Update German Winner Show Entires Full
The number of entries for the German Winner Show which takes place on the day before the World Dog Show in Leipzig is limited to 6.500 dogs and that number has now been reached There are logistical reasons for limiting the capacity of the show in the interests of both exhibitors and judges As organisers, we want to make sure that each judge has enough time for the dogs and that every exhibitor has enough space around the rings.
This is a high number of participating dogs for a one-day-show. Surprisingly we reached the number before the second entry deadline and regret that there are no more entries possible for the German Winner Show. For the World Dog Show entries are still possible and we welcome all dog lovers to join this outstanding show in the middle of Europe. The VDH thanks exhibitors for this tremendous show of support and looks forward to staging a memorable event
We have reached the maximum number of 6500 dogs for the German Winner Show. Entries are closed.Prev Next »
The quick way to Leipzig: By car, train, bus or air
Our grounds are located right by the Autobahn, near the Schkeuditzer Kreuz (interchange). The Leipzig/Halle airport is only eight minutes by Autobahn. If you arrive at the Leipzig main train station with the ICE, you can take the regional train (Regionalbahn/RB) or the rapid transit train (S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland) to reach the "Leipzig Messe" stop in just six minutes. If you are coming from downtown, the tram will get to you the grounds in approximately 20 minutes. How will you be arriving?
How will you be arriving?
- By car
- By train
- By plane
- By long-distance bus
- With the public local transit (Öffentlicher Personennahverkehr - ÖPNV)
There are 14.000 parking spaces on the fairground. Ticket costs for cars: 6,00 EUR, for pick-up trucks: 13,00 EUR
Leipziger Messe: Compact, despite its large site. Functional – and yet aesthetic. More than 80,000 square metres of air-conditioned indoor exhibition space provide comfortable space for the rings.
Showring + Trade stands
German Championship Agility + European Championchip DogDiving + Information stands Breed Clubs
Hall 4: Rings
Hall 5: Rings
Leipziger Messe, Messe-Allee 1, 04356 Leipzig