INCA’S DOG SHOW: The first event under this name was the Americas and the Caribbean
Show which was held in Lima in 1994, and it then went on to become established as
the most important show of the year on the international circuit, coinciding with
the close of the annual calendar of the Peruvian Kennel Club’s shows.
The 2013 INCA’s DOG SHOW was held in the beautiful setting of the Parque de la Reserva
in Lima against the background of the famous dancing, coloured water pools. There
were three shows, with 395 dogs entered in each of them, and the judges were Messrs
Carlos Fernández Renau from Spain and Ermanno Maniero from Peru, along with Mrs
Avery Gaudin and Mr Douglas Gaudin from Canada. At the same time and as part of
the circuit there were two Special Shows for German Boxers, the championship of
the year judged by Mr Alessandro Tanone and the LATIBOX 2013 show judged by Mr Milos
Lucic President of ATIBOX, both held at the Bóxer Club del Peru, to mark its thirtieth
anniversary and with 92 dogs on display.
Carlos J. Galdós Rubatto
Peruvian Kennel Club
Interview with the judge Carlos Fernández Renau
What do you think of the Show in general?
The venue was wonderful, in a magical water park, full of fountains and flowers,
it is a lovely place and the people are charming.
I thought we had just the right atmosphere to hold a show on this scale and the
decoration was perfect.
So it is a show in a perfect setting, where both judges and exhibitors feel really
I would have liked to have seen owners presenting their dogs, as that’s the basis
for a future form of dog-fancying, for it to be more open and better-developed.
I have had a really pleasant day.
What do you think of the dogs you chose in the end?
I am really happy with the dogs to which I awarded prizes - I think they are very
high quality dogs and that they could have won in any country, anywhere in the world.
The average quality is not high, we have got the problem of the different types
of breed which are highly influenced by the AKC, there is no doubt that this is
a handicap for us, as Europeans.
What do you think of the quality of the dogs that were exhibited in the ring?
There is a lot of work to be done with a huge number of breeds. The main thing is
for each breeder to have a proper understanding of what is typical within his or
her own breed.
Quality has no nationality, there are good and bad dogs all over the world, but
breeders need to know exactly what they are doing when they come to start a breeding
The way I see it, once I had enough specimens in the breed, I could express my own
idea of what I want in that breed; I had enough to choose from. Within a few breeds,
with a good number of dogs, I found some really good finalists. For instance, the
quality was excellent with English bulldogs, French bulldogs, Chihuahuas, bichon
frises, pugs, Afghans, Rottweilers and Boxers, amongst others.
We must not forget that Peru belongs to the FCI and, although there are a lot of
dogs which are decent enough and a lot of quality in the AKC, we have to adapt them
to what our FCI standards demand and be truer to the origin of the breed rather
than its interpretation.
Health is incredibly important - of all the dogs that are born at a breeder’s kennels,
only ten per cent go to shows - the rest all go to family homes to become pets.
We cannot allow these families to have problems because these dogs are not healthy.
A concern for our dogs’ health is essential at the time in which we are living,
so that we can breed healthy – and thus high quality - dogs.
© Julio Aguilar
Interview: José Alberto Christiansen, KCP member, exhibitor and judge