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The FCI World Dog Show was held in Leipzig, Germany, from Wednesday 8 November until Sunday 12 November 2017, in the Leipziger Messe. The first day there was the German Winner Show for Cairn Terriers. The second day a Terrier Speciality was held at a different venue.

On Friday, 10 November, the Cairn Terrier Club of Germany organised a Meet and Greet at the Ramada H4 Hotel, followed by a presentation of Vet Dr Carola Möhrke from Dortmund. Dr Möhrke discussed opportunities of artificial insemenation highlighting pros ans cons. She also presented infertility problems of the stud dog and the brood bitch including tests that can assist breeding management. The evening was concluded by a buffet diner. There were between 50 and 60 participants who had a great time.



Best Junior

Best Veteran

On Saturday 11 November Cairn Terriers were due for the World Show. There was an entry of 142 Cairns. Participants travelled as far as from Germany, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Italy, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Poland, the Czec Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, the Ukraine and Russia. Among foreign visitors were Liz Scougal, Sheila Guenther Bremaud and Merril Schmitt from Canada, Cathy Scotton from Australia and Alberto Tartari from Italy together with Antonella Ravera and her husband. Mr Luis Catalan from Portugal judged veteran -, puppy - and junior classes. Mr Bojan Matakovic from Croatia judged intermediate -, champion – and open classes. Their winners for the final challenge were:

Mathari’s Saliva’s 3 Coins In The Fountain, BOB and Dog World Winner (Denmark)
Theodorsson & Hoff’s Hjohoo’s Hjo’re My Lovey-Dovey, BOS and Bitch World Winner (Sweden)
Olander & Helsingborg’s Rottriver’s Heart Beat, Best Junior and Dog Junior World Winner (Sweden)
Theodorsson & Hoff’s Hjohoo’s Love The Way Hjo Look, Bitch Junior World Winner (Sweden)
Erni’s Rocco’s Collar Happy Soul Man, Best Veteran and Dog Veteran World Winner (Switzerland)
Klausen’s Kiokas Fist One, BitchVeteran World Winner (Denmark)
BP was Sorokina’s Deep Nightiz Doma Eliv’s (Russia)

After judging the Cairn Terrier Club of Germany organised an after party with drinks and food, which was appreciated by all! Throughout these four days the German Cairnites made us feel very welcome. Well done for all your hard work!

 Reinier Goud

(MCTC Overseas Correspondent)