The 2015 World Dog Show takes centrestage June 10 to 14, in Milan, Italy. Considered one of the largest dog
shows in the world, this year’s event holds true to form, boasting a total entry of 29,416. During the four-day event, 200 international experts will judge over 300 breeds/varieties, from 69 countries, on a show site spanning six pavilions with 101 rings.
Italy tops the entry numbers with 8,141, with one of its indigenous breeds, the Cane Corso, ranking fourth in entries for a single breed, with 363. Rounding out the Top 5 breed entries are the American Staffordshire Terrier (440), the Labrador Retriever (388), the Golden Retriever (389), and the French Bulldog (292).
There are 21 Canadian dogs entered! If you are entered, let us know and we will cheer you on and keep everyone informed of your accomplishments on our CKC Facebook page.
The World Dog Show provides plenty of opportunity to showcase rare and unusual dog breeds. It’s worth a visit to the show’s website at wds2015.com
to check out the vast array of breeds, entry numbers (by breed and country), judging schedule, World and International championships requirements, and breaking news.
While the dog show itself is the premiere event, other canine activities include junior handling, individual and national team agility competitions, obedience, flyball, disc dogs, freestyle and an exhibition of rescue dogs. There is also an art exhibition at the kennel-club headquarters, a canine health conference, and a convention on the Italian breeds.
If you want to watch your breed or a breed that intrigues you, don’t miss the live streaming of the event via animalnews.tv