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Canadians Wow at the World Dog Show

August 17, 2018
Broholmer.jpgCanadian dogs and handlers impressed judges from around the world in Amsterdam.

The World Dog Show 2018 was held from August 8th to 12th, 2018 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Over 33,000 dogs of over 350 different breeds from 74 countries competed and the event drew over 40,000 dog lovers. Beautifully organized by the Dutch Kennel Club, featuring Dutch Cultural Heritage with and an exemplary focus on the well-being of the dogs through their on-site Dog Welfare Team.

The event featured three shows for each breed. The Benelux Winner show was held on the Thursday where Breed, Group and Best in Show winners were awarded. Friday, Saturday and Sunday were World Dog Show days where each breed had ring time and a special show. Best in Show was chosen on Sunday and Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen CH Frosty Snowman was the big winner. Congratulations to owner Gwen Huikeshoven of Holland!

It should come as no surprise that Canadian Dogs  were in the ribbons showcasing the high quality our breeders are know for. Here are some highlights featuring dogs owned, bred and/or handled by Canadian Kennel Club Members.

Falko-2.jpgWire-haired Vizsla
Do you know Falko? He’s Canada’s top winning Wire-haired Vizsla and we were thrilled that the Judges at the World Dog Show felt the same way we do here in Canada.

On the first day of the show, Falko, aka CGHEX Zoldmali Cetli took Group 3rd in a strong Sporting Group. But that wasn’t all the winning Falko was going to do in Amsterdam! The following day he won Best of Breed in his Specialty Show and obtained his 2nd Double CAC and is now a Netherlands Show Champion. Congratulations to his proud owner Anton Josef Sagh and his talented handler Emily Burdon!

On the Saturday of the show, Falko’s daughter Fae, who is known in the ring as Sarga Amanda’s Traum von Feen took Best Junior, Best of Breed and  placed 2nd in the Junior Sporting Group. Fae is also owned by Anton Josef Sagh and handled beautifully by Emily Burdon.

Canadian Eskimo Dog
We were delighted when we heard that Canadian Eskimo Dog, CH Arcticice Qimmiq G. Amorak took Best of Breed at the World Dog Show’s Benelux Show. Rook is owned by Racheal Bailey of the UK and was bred by Beverley Arseneau of Alberta.

A Canadian-bred Eurasier won Best of Breed for the first time at this event, beating 54 other dogs. EverEndeavor Journey aka Journey was bred by Nancy Horn of Nova Scotia and is owned by Patricia Martineau of France.

Finnish Lapphund
Canadian-bred Finnish Lapphund Bearspaw Innovations So Fiery, Merkki, became a Junior World Winner at The World Dog Show. This handsome boy was bred by Dr. Nicole Prokopishyn, Leeza Friedman-Prokopishyn and Shaunna Bernardin of Alberta. He is proudly owned by Taina Friman of Finland.

Siberian Husky
A Canadian- bred Siberian Husky won Best of Breed at the Dutch, Nordic and Primitive Breeds Specialty Show which was part of the World Dog Show Celebration. Congratulations to Chamonix aka Ch.Trinacria’s Chamonix Breeze! This gorgeous Husky is proudly owned and handled by his breeder Dominique Firetto of Montreal.

Toy Manchester Terrier
Canada also had some great results in Toy Manchester Terriers (known as English Toy Terriers in the FCI system). Maybe aka CH Fwaggles She’s A New Endeavour was Best of Breed at the Benelux Winners Show and the Terrier Specialty! This gorgeous girl was bred by Wendy and Amanda Kelly of Nova Scotia. She was handled by Amanda Kelly and is owned by Sari Laitinen of Finland and Kirsti Kahrs of Norway.

Fwaggles Dream On Rustic Lane was a Junior World Winner and took Best Junior in Breed at The World Dog Show. Jay-Z, as he is known outside the ring, was bred by Wendy and Amanda Kelly, Caroline Horowitz and Madonna Lee. He was handled by Sari Laitinen, who is also his owner along with Kirsti Kahrs.

CaucasianOvcharka.jpgCanadian Judge
We are very proud to announce that Canadian Kennel Club member Kim Leblanc judged Japanese Akitas at the Benelux Show and Siberian Huskies and Flat-coated Retrievers at the World Dog Show. Kim breeds Siberians Huskies here in Canada under the prefix Snowmist.

Finally, with over 350 breeds competing at the show, there were breeds competing that many of our members had never seen before. Breeds like the Caucasian Ovcharka, Broholmeer, Procelaine and the Chart Polski. We’ve put together an album of the rare breeds seen at the World Dog Show on our Facebook page. Thank you to the members who submitted photos to us.

Congratulations to all of our members who competed at the World Dog Show 2018. We look forward to your continued success!

The opinions expressed by authors on the Canadian Kennel Club Blog and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of the Canadian Kennel Club or any of its employees.

Les opinions et les commentaires exprimés dans le blogue du Club Canin Canadien sont ceux des auteurs et ils ne reflètent pas les opinions du Club Canin Canadien ni de ses employés.

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Ian Lynch

Ian Lynch

Ian Lynch is a comedian, on-air personality and Canadian Kennel Club member.  

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