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Rafael de Santiago
President of the FCI
Norwegian Kennel Club hosts successful international shows

Spring equals international show season for the Norwegian Kennel Club, and the 4th and 5th international shows were hosted in Ålesund and Drammen, respectively.

BIS Ålesund Nysa Hill Timeless Adoration

The international show in Ålesund was hosted May 4th and 5th. It is the first time the Norwegian Kennel Club has had an international show in this beautiful city on the Western Coast of the country, and the response from exhibitors and spectators alike indicated that this event was a welcome addition to our show calendar.

Close to 2,000 dogs were entered, and judge Bo Skalin had a fantastic line-up to choose from for his Best in Show. Eventually, Skalin settled on the Whippet Nysa Hill Timeless Adoration, owned by Pia Madshus from Oslo.

Four weeks later the next international show took place in Drammen, a short drive from Oslo. Four thousand dogs were entered, and again the BIS line-up was of the highest quality, with Norwegian judge Leif Ragnar Hjort selecting the poodle Huffish Streets of Joy, owned by swede Kenneth Dalström.

BIS-Drammen Huffish Streets of Joy

The Norwegian obedience championship was also a part of the international show in Drammen, and after fierce competition Line Flatland Frøystad and her dog Harry-Pepper came out on top.

The Norwegian Kennel Club would like to congratulate everyone on their results. We also thank all judges and participants, and look forward to the remaining international shows in 2013!