Well, I find myself in mood of talking all about dog shows these day. I have already posted the dog show result for 66th and 67th Championship Dog Show Result 2008 - Delhi Kennel Club and show result at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2008. I am sure dog lovers around the world would want to know a bit about how the bash is going to go in the World Dog Show.
The World Dog Show one of the most prestigeous dog shows of the world that is arranged each year since 1970's under the aegis of Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) - the World Canine Organization. Federation Cynologique Internationale has 84 members/ associated partners - one member in one nation. One most amazing facts about the the World Dog Show is that whenever it is held in Europe, it is usually attended by an incredible number of as many as 15000 to 20000 exhibits at a single show from around 50 nations across the globe.
The World Dog Show 2008 had been arranged by Svenska Kennelklubben(The Swedish Kennel Club), although the club couldn't apply for the show until immediately before the show actually was held, because of the stringent quarantine laws that had been enforced in Sweden. Quite interestingly, never before this that the World Dog Show was held in Sweden. The show was held at the Stockholm International Fairs in Älvsjö July 3 - July 6, 2008.
The World Championship in Obedience will be held the 4th–6th of July At Stockholm International Fairs. The 75 best obedience dogs and their handlers will compete for the title World Winner Obedience.
World Championships in Junior Handling had also been arranged at the World Dog Show 2008. Competitors (aged 10–17 years) from 20 countries from around the world had participated in the show.
Competitions in freestyle took place each day in the final ring. Freestyle competition allowed the handler and his/her dog to perform a choreographed obedience show tuned with music played according to the handler's choice. This had been the most enticing event in the show.
An incredible number of 118 judges from all around the world were present to judge at the prestigious World Dog Show 2008 in Stockholm.
The chief Main sponsors were Agria Pet Insurance and Purina Proplan.
As many as 82 breed clubs arranged their own international shows in the vicinity of Stockholm during that week and almost all those dog shows were held at Almare-Stäket, north of Stockholm. the number of judges that were present at these international dog shows were around 158.
World Dog Show 2008 had an overall budget of around 20 million Swedish krona, which equals around 2 million euro.
As a spectator to the 2008 World Dog Show in Stockholm, the minimum ticket prices was SEK 140 (approx. 15 euro) per adult each day.