Call to take part in the FCI Centenary Champion of Champions event

Half of the FCI Centenary Year has now gone by and we can already look back on two very successful centenary events: the FCI Centenary Winner Show in Dortmund and the FCI Centenary World Dog Show in Paris. The next major event, shortly to be taking place, will be the Centenary European Show in Leeuwarden (NL). We would like to take this opportunity of wishing the organisers every success.

The culmination of the Centenary Year will be the FCI Cynological Days, to be held in Brussels on 11-14 November. We would like to recommend the following events to member and partner countries: the symposium on 11 November and the FCI Centenary World Champion of Champions (CoC) competition on 12 November 2011 (open to qualified dogs), together with the Centenary Gala Evening (for delegates from national kennel clubs and invited guests). We recommend exhibitors not to miss the FCI Centenary World Champion of Champions event on 12 November. Entries for this event will be accepted and processed by the Union Royale Cynologique Saint-Hubert in the period 5-30 September 2011. Reminder: Qualified dogs are those having gained a CACIB at either the Brussels Show in December 2010 or at one of the Centenary shows (Dortmund, Paris or Leeuwarden) in 2011. Also entitled to take part are all "FCI international champions" (CIB and CIE). With the CoC event in Brussels a "once in a blue moon" event, we hope to see as many qualified dogs as possible taking part. The more dogs entered, the more interesting the competition will be. We are counting on your being there!

Yours sincerely,

Hans W. Müller
FCI President
The Norwegian Kennel Club hosts International Dog Show in Drammen June 4-5

On June 4 and 5, the Norwegian Kennel Club hosted their 5th international dog show of the year. As in previous years, the show took place in Drammen, with more than three thousand dogs making their way to the event.

Drammen is a city located a short hours’ drive from Oslo, and the beautiful weather ensured an ideal setting for one of the biggest shows on the NKK calendar.

International Participation
The show also had considerable international participation, with both dogs and judges from several European countries attending.

Swedish judge Kurt Nilsen was given the honour of judging the Best in Show, and was full of praise for the line-up.

Amazing Akita
In the end, ESTAVA RAIN FRONT ROWEN was announced BIS. Nilsen elaborated on his choice:

“This is a fantastic American Akita who owned the show, and entered the ring as the true queen she is. This wonderful dog projected a wealth of dignity, as well as excellent balance and harmony. She has an extraordinary expression, and is well built”.

Bis 2 was XANTA AV QUANTOS, the beautiful German Shepherd who hardly needs an introduction, having been announced BIS at two international shows in Norway earlier in the year.

The Norwegian Kennel Club would like to thank all participants for contributing to making this a successful show, and hope to wish you back to Drammen next year!