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Monday, 10 March 2014

Double dog show in Ljubljana

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THIS year there are to be 13 International Dog Shows in Slovenia, the first two were on the 18th & 19th of January in Ljubljana. The Sunday show was the Crufts qualification show for Slovenia this year.

Slovenia is a good country in which to hold dog shows. It is a small country, with less than three million residents, and it is easy to get to from neighbouring countries such as Italy, Croatia, Austria and Hungary.

Most of the exhibitors were from Italy, with 446 dogs and Russia with 204 dogs, then from the host country, 167 dogs were entered. Altogether there were dogs from 32 countries entered. The furthest travelled were a dog from Australia, and there were dogs from venezuela and Thailand as well.

The shows were held in the Ljubljana International Fair, which is in the middle of the city. Sometimes the parking areas aren’t quite big enough for these shows. The entry to the halls were in a small corridor, which weren’t too good as queues built up so it took a while to get into the halls. It could have been dangerous too if the place had to be evacuated quickly.

The catalogue was good, all the information was in Slovenian and also English. There were lists of rings, lists of breeds, programs, maps, everything you could have required information about. The judge list was was very international. For the Crufts qualification show on Sunday, there were 16 rings for 1,364 dogs. The judges were: Tatjana Urek (Slovenia); Valentina Ivanischcheva (Russia); Juha Kares (Finland); Iolanda Graziela Furiosi (Italy); Dr Cesare Calcinati (Italy); Charlotte Hoier (Denmark); Andras Korozs (Hungary); Norman Daschuymere (Belgium); Hannele Jokisilta (Finland); Guido Vandoni (Italy); Massimiliano Mannucci (Italy); Dubravka Reicher (Croatia); Boris Baic (Slovenia); Spela Briski Cirman (Slovenia); Enrique Mate Duran (Spain); Bozena Ovesna (Czech Republic); Rudi Brandt (Denmark) and Judit Korozs-Papp (Hungary).

There was a timetable in the catalogue too, but the judges were struggling to keep to time, some judges were very quick to judge, some slow, making a massive headache for the handlers who if they were showing more than one dog had there plans thrown into chaos.

The BIS on Saturday, chosen by Belgian judge Norman Daschuymere, was the Tibetan Mastiff, Grand Lioness Ju Akbar, bred by N. Maleeva and owned by G. Zahryapin from Russia.

BIS judge on Sunday for the Crufts qualification show, which was a better organised show than Saturday, was Andras Korozs, the Hungarian KC President, and he chose the Old English Sheepdog, Bottom Shaker So Easy To Love, bred by Dr István Szetmár and owned by József Koroknai from Hungary.

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