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Bundessieger & Herbstsieger Show

2nd entry deadline: 4 September

The Bundessieger & Herbstsieger-Show will take place from 11–13 October 2019 in Dortmund. You have the double chance for titles and challenge certificates. Join the biggest dog show in Germany!

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New fitness test for pugs

VDH, GKF and veterinary universities launch study to improve health of flat-faced dogs.

Brachycephalic dog breeds have shorter muzzles and flatter faces than other breeds. Extreme brachycephalic breeds may suffer health problems, the most obvious being shortness of breath and impaired thermal regulation.

Visit Germany and the famous Shows in Dortmund, Leipzig and Hannover

Four weekends with Double Shows with national (CAC) and international (CACIB) titles in the middle of the Ruhr Metropolis, Leipzig and Hannover.

The VDH represents Germany in the World Canine Organisation

The VDH represents Germany in the World Canine Organisation, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). Currently 344 different breeds of dog are recognised by the FCI. The breed standards are overseen by the FCI member associations from the place of origin of the relevant breed. Germany sets the standards for 32 breeds of dog.

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