Hot Dog Shows around the Globe in 2013
Whether you are a dog owner or just love them from afar there are many pooches out there along with there owners who love to compete in dog shows and other canine events. For many people showing their dog or dogs is a lifetime commitment and is a really serious business. In honor of dog breeders and dog lovers around the globe here we look at the forthcoming premier dog shows around the world in 2013 which is sure to mean that canine enthusiasts everywhere have something to talk about.
Philippine Circuit Show 2013
Staying close to home initially the Philippine Circuit Show could not be ignored as one of the biggest shows in the region hosted by the Philippine Canine Club. This show spans 4 countries (Philippines, Pakistan, Taiwan and Sri Lanka), however is held at one venue which is the Mega Trade Hall at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. The show is also the earliest in 2013 running from February 21st -24th. There are dozens of titles to be won all contested over the weekend which include; International Champion, Philippine Hall of Fame, Taiwan Champion, Sri Lanka Junior Champion and Pakistan Veteran Champion. Further information including a list of all the classes and the names of the international judges can be found at the Canine Club’s website: http://www.pcci.org.
ph. Previous winners from previous years include all kinds of breeds from Papillon to Siberian Husky to Yorkshire Terrier so the winners of this years shows is anyone’s guess.
A list of worldwide dog shows would not be complete without making mention of Crufts. It is both the largest and most well known dog show around the world and is what many professional breeders and owners aspire to the most because it is so prestigious. For many reasons it has fallen under criticism in recent years due to bad publicity surrounding the overbreeding of certain dogs, however regardless of this it is still the most famous and a Crufts title is highly sought after. Crufts takes place annually in the UK and in 2013 runs from 7th-10th March in Birmingham. The show is also televised so from all over the world fans of Crufts can tune in to see what is happening. Not just a dog show, Crufts is also a huge trade show with breeders, rescue centers and other canine professionals for dog lovers or prospective owners to gain information, talk to those in the know and make informed choices about dog ownership or adoption. For more info visit: http://www.crufts.org.
World Dog Show 2013
This show held in a different location each year. This year it will be hosted by the Hungarian Kennel Club and will be held in Budapest at Hungexpo. The show runs from May 16th-19th and the anticipated figures for 2013 are 60,000 people and somewhere between 20,000-30,000 dogs of all sizes, breeds and age. There is a full range of classes and contests from agility to obedience to best of breed giving visitors the opportunity to see a full range of canine exploits over the show’s duration. For further information visit: http://www.wds2013.hu.
Interested in showing your dog?
If this information has got your interest and you would like to show your own dog then there is a wealth of information available on how to get started. Dog shows are a serious business but at the same time can be a fun way for you to pursue a dream with your animal. If you are just wanting to experience the thrill of a show without as much pressure though there are plenty of fun ways to get out and about with your dog by partaking in fun dog shows which are more about just enjoying your pet rather than an ultra serious competition. You can also always take up obedience or agility classes locally with your dog that can be then taken to competition level in your neighbourhood, regionally or nationally. Look up your local kennel club or dog club in order to get in touch with likeminded people or find out about classes.
Cover for showing dogs
Regardless of your choices in terms of which shows to pursue it is important to remember that the care and welfare of your dog remains your priority and responsibility. As such try not to place any undue pressure on your dog to perform at any level. If you do decide to travel with your dog then having the right pet insurance policy in place is vital. If you are showing your dog at a professional level then checking you have the right cover in place over and above a normal pet insurance policy is important. A company like Quotezone pet insurance can help you decide what is right for you and your pet. There are also plenty of guides to insurance online which means you can research the right pet policy in advance.