A Challenge for the new age

Modernisation, communications and innovation are now a reality and an integrated part of our everyday life at the office of the FCI. In response to the many solicitations that reach us daily from every part of the globe, we supply information and try to provide the best possible services to our member countries and to the world of organised dog-related activities.

In fact we continuously strive for excellence.

Suddenly the world has gone global in many respects and all of us feel the need to be in full and immediate contact at all moments. Consequently, the need to communicate within the major areas of our activities has increased and so have the demands for immediate responses. For this reason also, the requests that are forwarded to our Organisation at management level have increased tremendously and almost instantly.

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Carla Molinari
Treasurer of the FCI
Successful show season for the Norwegian Kennel Club

The summer season means “show season”, and the Norwegian Kennel Club hosted two successful international shows during the unusually warm Norwegian summer.

The first big event of the summer took place in Tromsø June 16 – one of the most spectacular Norwegian cities made an excellent surrounding for one of the most popular events on the Norwegian show calendar. This event has grown in scope in recent years, and this summer, a record of 2000 entered dogs made their way to the event.

BIS-judge Goran Bodegard enjoyed his visit and the task at hand.

“It was my pleasure to judge Best in Show in Tromsø, and the line-up was of the highest quality. After much thought I settled on the Greyhound Jet’s Just Take Me Home Tonight, owned by Espen Engh. This is a beautifully built dog, with the perfect balance of substance and elegance, with beautiful and correct lines and angulations. With beautiful movement – and shown by one of the world’s top Greyhound handlers – this dog could not be overlooked”.

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Best in show

A mere three weeks later the next highlight took place in Trondheim, a historic city making a beautiful site for any event.

With 3000 entered dogs, BIS judge Marit Sunde had a quality line up to choose from during Sunday’s big finale. Eventually, renowned breeder Helge Kvivesen came out on top with his Kerry Blue Terrier Shyloch Obama.

The Norwegian Kennel Club would like to thank all visitors and exhibitors, and looks forward to welcoming you to our shows later this fall!