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Pug wins BIS at the Bundessieger Show in Dortmund

Best in Show at the Bundessieger Show in Dortmund this weekend was a Pug, co owned by Ferdi Dickmann, Germany, and Amanda Ellis of the Eastonite Pugs in the UK.

The Best in show judge was Hassi Assenmacher- Freyl and the full line up was first, the Pug, Patsgang Sir Eastonite owned by Dickmann and Ellis, second the Westie Leonhards Sparks N'Fire owned by M Grunewald from Berlin and third, Gwen Huikeshoven from Holland with the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Sacree de l'Oustal Viel. Gwen was delighted to be on the podium again, as this dog won BIS at the same show in 2005.

Also pictured are, from left to right, Christopher Habig (Group Judge), BIS Judge Hassi Assenmacher-Freyl, Ferdi Dickmann co owner. far right is Herr Bernhard Meyer, Secretary of the VDH, together with Uwe Fischer the President of the german Kennel Club.

A full report and photos by Vince Hogan, Dave Sharples and Roberto Photgraphers will appear in a forthcoming issue in our exclusive EURODOGS section.

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Thanks to everyone who visited the OUR DOGS stand at Dortmund 2005.

Congratulations to the VDH on another successful show.

OUR DOGS can reveal that in 2006, this show is being expanded to link with an International Horse Show and many special events will take place as part of the special celebrations of the German Kennel Club. Keep reading OUR DOGS and OUR DOGS on line for further details.

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A limited number of European show schedules will be available exclusively from the OUR DOGS stand at Midland Counties, including:

Amsterdam Winners December 3rd and 4th.

Bundeseiger Show, Germany, May 2006

Helsinki European Show June 2006

World Dog Show Poznam, Poland, Nov 2006

Advance information from Zagreb, Croatia, European Show 2007.

We would also advise anyone travelling to the European Show in Helsinki to make their hotel bookings and travel arrangemenst as soon as possible as the entry appears to be growing and hotels are filling up fast.