Visitors to the World Dog Show & German Winner Show can look forward to a truly spectacular programme: more than 20,000 pedigree dogs from 300 breeds will compete for coveted championship titles, trophies and places on the winner’s rostrum in the dog show proper. This fascinating competition will be flanked by entertainment, demonstrations and other fringe events that promise to be every bit as exciting!

Meet the breed


People who are still on the lookout for a dog of their own need advice. And advice is one thing that will be available in spades at the World Dog Show. For example as part of the action “Which breed is right for me?” where experienced breeders introduce the general public to very different breeds – from diminutive Chihuahuas to massive Great Danes.
They will be happy to answer questions on keeping and grooming particular breeds and on their characteristics. Competent advice will also be available at the numerous information stands manned by individual VDH member clubs who will be able to put you in touch with responsible breeders.

German Agility Championship

The sporting highlight of the year. Germany’s best agility specialists will compete for the German Agility Champion title in various categories on Saturday. An international tournament will be held on Sunday.

European Dog Diving Championship

A dog jumps into the water – this basic principle is at the core of dog diving competitions. A ramp and of course a pool are needed:  the dog runs up the ramp and then leaps either as high as possible or as far as possible – depending on the competition – before entering the water. The European Championship in this new trend sport will be held as part of the World Dog Show.

Junior Handling World Championship

Children and young people demonstrate their ability to move in the show ring and present individual breeds correctly in this international competition.

Dog Dancing World Championship

An international dog dancing tournament is also taking place as part of the World Dog Show. Dog dancing is a dog sport which originated in the USA. The dog and its handler dance together to music and show off their choreography.

Participation in Dog Sports Competitions

Information on participating in dog sports competitions will follow.

Demonstrations and Entertainment

In addition to the various dog sport competitions, a high-quality programme running in the Arena in Hall 1 will feature dog frisbee, herding, search and rescue dogs, a comedy dog show, dog dancing, service dogs, hunting dogs and much more.

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