The beginning of the FCI’s Plan for the Future
The last six months have seen a great deal of hard work, adaptation, changes and
planning. They have also been the first six months of the Fédération Cynologique
Internationale’s new plan for the future and during this time we have reached a
consensus on working together to build a platform for the new FCI.
Ever since the very first day on which I became chairman, I have been determined
that the FCI would begin this new era strengthened and united, in order to face
up to the challenges that lay ahead of us all, and to make the changes needed in
order to convert the FCI into a proactive organisation which would benefit not only
our members but - far more importantly - the dogs of the world.
Rafael de Santiago
President of the FCI
"Harriet" top dog
Dogs4All, this year’s main event for dog lovers in Norway, was hosted at Lillestrom,
and the Norwegian Kennel Club hopes all guest, visitors and competitors enjoyed
their weekend at Norway Trade Fairs!
16-17 November were two memorable days, with highlights being a Nordic championship
in Obedience and three Norwegian championships (Agility, Junior handling and Heelwork
to music, respectively).
Dog of the Year
This weekend was also the conclusion of the Norwegian Kennel Club’s annual “Dog
of the Year”-competition. Up until this weekend, several dogs were in contention
for the title, and finally, the fantastic Greyhound Jet’s Just Take Me Home Tonight
(Harriet) received the “Dog of the Year”-award, and could officially title itself
as the most winning dog in Norway in 2013!
Best In Show
After receiving the «Dog of the Year»-award, the party wasn’t quite over for Harriet,
who was one of many exquisite dogs in the Best in Show-finale. Judge Paul Stanton
had the difficult task of finding his favourite among the quality line-up.
In the end, Harriet brought home yet another triumph this day, and could enter the
podium as Best in Show at the biggest dog show in Norway.
The Norwegian Kennel Club congratulate owners and breeders Espen Engh and Åge Gjetnes
with a wonderful finish to a sensation year, and hope that Harriet will have a wonderful
show during the Eukanuba World Challenge in Miami in December, and wish all three
of you the best of luck!
Best In Show- DOGS4ALL 2013 – congratulations to the top four!
Jet’s Just Take Me Home Tonight
Kerry blue terrier
Antudor Accidentally In Love
Welsh Corgi Pembroke
Rita Tilley Wilberg
Sigmund Ask Johansen