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Saluki is Best in Show at Dortmund

BIS Dortmund Show
Photo by Roberto
Best in show at Dortmund International show last weekend was the Saluki Dakira Sawahin owned by Dagmar u.Völker & Karin Hintzenberg- Freisleben (D),
BIS 2 was the Bergamasco Slanya Del Piervez (I) and
BIS 3 the Dogue de Bordeaux Enferno van de Paterhoek
owned by Nik Burnikell (GB)

Behind the dogs and the owners (from left to right):
Dr. Ludwig Jörder, CEO Westfalenhallen Dortmund. Christofer Habig, President of the VDH (German Kennel Club). Christa Bremer, Vice-President of the VDH. Josef Pohling, BIS-judge. Hans Wiblishauser, Member of the Board of the VDH

The largest show of the year in Germany took place last weekend at the exhibition complex in Dortmund where a Saluki swept to Best in Show and a British Dogue de Bordeaux took third spot. This Horse and Dog extravaganza, now in its second year, attracts many thousands of visitors and this year was no exception with huge visitor numbers of 75,000; even on Sunday afternoon at 3pm, there were still queues at the main ticket desk. The entry for the show totalled over 9000 on the two days, whilst nearly 300 horses were also on show in a separate part of the Westfallenhallen complex.

The Kennel Club stand returned to the show after a gap of one year, and Sue Sampson was kept very busy answering questions about Crufts The OUR DOGS stand was not in attendance this year, but we are still delighted to bring you the main results and photographs from the event where a feature at the dinner on Saturday was the presentation of medals from the German Kennel Club, the VDH. One of the recipients for services to the world of dogs, and especially German breeds, was Zena Thorn Andrews, seen here in our photo receiving her award from the VDH President Mr Christofer Habig.