Sunday, 22 June 2008

Dog Show


This week end I am at the 112th edition of the Brussels Dog Show where 18 countries among them show 278 varieties of dogs. I feel a dog show is not just about breed competition leading to the ultimate best in show but there is a broad range of activities to be seen. Working dogs, assistance dogs and activity dogs display their skills. They are far more concerned with being “man’s best friend” than whether they comply with the breed standard.
Our club is an official partner and we are giving an obedience demonstration. The exercises we show emphasise that early socialisation and acquisition of basic obedience skills enable a dog to be happily integrated in our daily lives. We are also showing some Doggy Dancing and giving spectators a taste of our newly opened Flyball section.

8 comments:

jmb said...

This will keep you hopping Eurodog. I hope it is very successful weekend for your club. Is Miss Belle doing her stuff? Do they have it on TV as they do the Westminster Dog show which we always watch?

Eurodog said...

Belle is too old now. She will be 12 in the autumn.
I hope we will be on TV but it is not as popular as Crufts in England or the Westminster Dog Show. We are a small country so everything is done on a smaller scale.

Winchester whisperer said...

How did it go?

VioletsVintage said...

Wonderful. I can't wait to hear more about it!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

We love your blog!

Rebecca Taunton said...

I hope the dog show went well.

Eurodog said...

Thank you all for commenting. It all went well. We were all exhausted and so were the dogs.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

It sounds the kind of dogshow that I would like to see. What is flyball?