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European Dog Show Barcelona


ITALY CLAIMED a clean sweep at the European Show in Barcelona which took place on 3 - 6 June, writes Vince Hogan.

All three BIS winners from Italy were chosen by Spanish judge Sergio Montesinos Vernetta. He awarded first place to the Newfoundland Threepond Council Cup Bogart. Second place went to the Yorkshire Terrier Qoccle’s Oliver Light Opaque and finally third place was given to the Afghan Xenos Joselito. Also pictured is FCI President, Hans Müller.

The show took place in the Fira Barcelona in the busy centre of the city. Out of nearly 8000 dogs the small British contingent did well, especially those travelling with John Wright on the Coaches to Shows trips.

The Kennel Club also had a successful three days answering questions (mainly about Crufts) and distributing a range of information material. OUR DOGS stand was a centre of activity for all three days, both as a meeting point and as a source of Annuals and issuees featuring our inrivalled European Section.

A full report on the winners and the show in general will appear in a forthcoming issue.
For the diary, the European show will take place next year in Austria (Tulln) followed by Helsinki, then Zagreb.

The press gather in Barcelona!