Top-Class Dog Sports and overwhelming Hospitality

Looking back on a fantastic WUSV World Championship 2018 we would really like to pay our compliments to our Danish neighbours. The Schaeferhundeklubben for Danmark was the official host to this major event and offered perfect conditions for both – the starters and the guests alike.

From October 03rd to October 07th, 2018 the world of dog sports gathered together in the charming and idyllic little town of Randers. At the stadium of the Soccer Club Randers FC (BioNutria Park) the German Shepherd Dog breed was given a chance to demonstrate their skills. Dog sportsmen and guests thoroughly enjoyed the outstanding hospitality and the warm welcome from our Danish friends of the German Shepherd Dog breed.  Their kindness and commitment could be truly felt by everyone who was part of this special event. Everybody felt comfortable and we would like to use this opportunity to say thank you so much to our Danish hosts!

The WUSV World Championship was focused on the 100 years jubilee of the Schaeferhundeklubben for Danmark and we would once again like to congratulate president Peter Maltha Larsen on this great achievement.

Not only did we enjoy the WUSV IPO Championship as well as the World Championship in the field of Agility on the occasion of this anniversary – we were also honoured to see the Jubilee Breed Show on Saturday. A great anniversary program that suited the tastes of everybody. 

The picturesque and quaint little town of Randers was more than well prepared for this event of superlatives. The hotels were fully booked and the entire town was lovingly decorated with all kind of images of our very much adored breed. A well-organized shuttle service offered free of charge transportation to and from the stadium.

Interested parties experienced top-level dog sports, an international flair and the chance for an exchange of information and point of views among likeminded people. It was truly wonderful to see how our common hobby – the German Shepherd Dog breed – unites people from all over the world in deep friendship. 

The organization and tremendous amount of work that the realisation of such an event entails is a big challenge for everybody involved and we would like to give huge thanks to the entire team. The cooperation between the head of organization, Ms Vivi Gilsager, the president of the Schaeferhundklubben Danmark, Mr Peter Maltha Larsen, and the head judge, Mr Heinz Gerdes was just perfect. The total of 160 volunteers and their hard work turned this event into a true pleasure and everybody who came felt truly at home. The organisation team’s hard work of many months payed off nicely and was well rewarded by a perfect event with happy guests.

Thank you so much once more to everybody who contributed to the success of this come-together of dog sportsmen, friends and aficionados of the German Shepherd Dog breed!

The price awarding ceremony was the icing of the cake of the event and was finalized by the handover of the WUSV flag to the host of next year’s WUSV World Championship – the Societá Amatori Schäferhunde (S.A.S.) in Italy. We are already looking forward to the event in 2019 and wish the organization team and everybody else involved the best of success while working on this great challenge.

Roswitha Dannenberg

SV-Press Officer

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