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The Biggest Show in the World.

Poland's proud boast writes Vince Hogan.

The World Dog Show November 9th -12th, Poznan, Poland.

I saw somewhere in the pre show hype that it was thought this years world show could be the biggest dog show in the world! Well, there is the small matter of Crufts next March, but you do have to hand it to the Polish KC for pulling in what looks like the biggest ever entry for a world dog show, and one which perhaps readdresses the balance of the last two years when small entries in South America hardly did justice to the title, WORLD show.

A look at the stats will make some people think. nearly 100 UK entries, from many parts of the country, including a bunch from North Wales in a fitted out transit van doing 'their thing' crossing Europe like a bunch of aging hippies! John and Sylvia Wright will be bussing in another Coaches to Shows party as usual.

Do you like Yorkies? well there's over 300 at the show, whilst AKC Chairman Ron Menaker will be met by 414 Am Staffs! Cane Corso is a breed we don't have, but there are 223 on show here, along with 386 Golden Retrievers and 266 Siberian Huskies. Quality? who knows, but they are coming from near and far as only 6,000 of the near 21, 000 dogs are from Poland, so we shall see.

On average there are over 5,000 dogs per day in the attractive halls at this modern showground; all the more surprising then that judging does not start until 10am each day.

There will be World Championship Obedience which kicks off early at 8am with all the group judging coming together later in the day in Pavilion 5, where the OUR DOGS stand will be. as ever, we are at the forefront of European coverage.

UK judges include Terry and Zena Thorn and Feffie Somerfield, whilst Sean Delmar will be there from Dublin.

It all promises to be an interesting 4 days as the judging panel looks like a who's who in International judging terms and with such a huge and varied entry, there are bound to be some great talking points.

Lorna Hastings will be reporting in addition to myself, photos by Elain and Hazel Macdonald, Our Dogs stand by Vince and Chris Hogan and Claudia Nowak our invaluable translator into Polish, German, Spanish et al. now where's my Ukranian dictionary?

Most information can be obtained on the Polish Kennel Club web site. Click onto news; there you will find judging times, entries and maps of the town etc.

Fox Terrier wins Best in Show at Midland Counties

Best in show at last weekend’s Midland Counties Championship show
was the Wire Fox Terrier Ch Travella Show Stopper,
owned by Mesdames W Allen & S Browne-Cole.

Full show reports and photos are available at www.ourdogs.co

GENERAL & GROUP
CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS

MIDLAND COUNTIES
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
BSD
Brittany
Great Dane
Japanese Spitz
Keeshond
Norwegian Buhund
Welsh Terrier

GUNDOGS OF WALES
German W/H Pointer
Retriever - Chesapeake Bay
Retriever - Flatcoated
Setter - Irish R & W
Spaniel - American Cocker
Spaniel - Field

DRIFFIELD
Airedale Terrier
Australian Terrier
BMD
Cairn Terrier
Chihuahua
Dachshund
French Bulldog
German Spitz
Poodle
Pro Plan Stakes
Retriever - Golden
Retriever - NSDT
Scottish Terrier
Setter - Gordon
Shar Pei
Siberian Husky
Skye Terrier
SCWT
Spaniel - American Cocker
Spaniel - Clumber
Spaniel - Cocker
Spaniel - Field
WHWT

BELFAST
Akita
AVNSC
Bichon Frise
Boston Terrier
Boxer
Bulldog
Chow Chow
Deerhound
Greyhound
Japanese Akita Inu
Newfoundland
Norwegian Elkhound
Papillon
Petplan Stakes
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Saluki
Samoyed
Setter - English
Setter - Irish
Setter - Irish R & W
Shih Tzu
Swedish Vallhund
WHWT

DARLINGTON
Basset Fauve De Bretagne
Bloodhound
Griffon Bruxellois
Japanese Chin
Lowchen
Mastiff
Pomeranian
Setter - Irish R & W
Spaniel - Sussex
Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Terrier

RICHMOND
Afghan Hound
Alaskan Malamute
AV Import Reg
AVNSC Class
Beagle
Bichon Frise
Boxer
Lancashire Heeler
Newfoundland
Retriever - Golden
Siberian Husky
Spaniel - Cocker
Whippet

CITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Afghan Hound
Boston Terrier
Bull Terrier
German W/H Pointer
Lancashire Heeler
Retriever - Curlycoat
Spaniel - Clumber
Spaniel - Cocker

SKC
Affenpinscher
Havanese
King Charles Spaniel
Lowchen
Pomeranian

WKC
Alaskan Malamute
CKCS
Greenland Dog
Japanese Spitz
Spaniel - Welsh Springer

EAST OF ENGLAND
Parson Russell Terrier

PAIGNTON
Japanese Spitz

SWKA
Parson Russell Terrier

BLACKPOOL
German Spitz
Setter - Irish

SHOW REPORTS
available in print or online

BREED CHAMPIONSHIP
& OPEN SHOWS

Anglian Boxer Club
Antrim CC
Ashford & Faversham DCS

Beckenham CA
Bedford CS
Border Terrier Club
British Gordon Setter Club
British Norwegian Elkhound Club
Burnley CS

Cairn Terrier Club
Chow Chow Club of Wales
Coulsdon Canine Club
Dobermann Club

East Anglian Gundog Soc
Eastbourne CS
Edwinstowe CS
Essex and Eastern Counties Boxer Club
Finnish Spitz Club
Flatcoated Retriever Soc

Galashiels & Border CS
German Wh Pointer Club
Giant Schnauzer Club
Golden Ret Club of Wales
Great Dane Breeders & Owners Club
Guernsey KC

Hartlepool KA
Horsham CS
Hound Club of East Anglia
Hungarian WH Vizsla Association
Irvine CC
Isle of Wight CS
Kettering CS

Leicester City CS
Leicester Gundog Society
London & Home Cos Boxer Club
Mastiff Association
Mid Bearded Collie Club

Newport (Gwent) and DCS
Newton Abbot & South Devon CS
North Devon CA
N Eastern Chow Chow Cl
North Eastern Counties Dobermann Society
North East of Eng Working & Pastoral Breeds Soc
N Ireland Whippet Club
North Lincs Dog Club
North W Border Collie Club
Northern Boxer Club

Oxfordshire County & Thame Show
Poodle Club of Scotland
Pontardulas As
Portsmouth & Southsea
PMD Club of GB
Rotherham Parkgate DCS

Selkirk CS
Southern Rhodesian Ridgeback Association
S E Hound Club
South Western Gundog Cl
SWW&PBA
Stafford CS
Stanhope AS
Swedish Vallhund Society

Tavistock CS
Tay Valley Gundog Assoc
Terrier Club of Scotland
Terrier Club of Wales
Thames & Oxfordshire CS
Thames Estuary CS
Tibetan Spaniel Assoc
Tongwynlais CS
Treharris DCS

Weimaraner Club of Scotland
Welsh Beagle Club
West Bromwich & Wednesbury CS
West Country Dog Club
Western SBT Society
West Country DC
Westmorland Country Sh
West of England Cocker Spaniel Club
Whippet Club
Windsor Gundog Society
Wirehaired Dachshund Cl
Worksop CS
Wrexham & DKS
Yorks. Golden Retriever Cl
Yorkshire Terrier Club

SHOW REPORTS
available in print or online

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