The 2007 World Show — Mexico City
Patricia M. Cruz
If the name Ch. Smash JP Talk About doesn’t sound familiar to you, just wait a while — it will. This white Toy Poodle (a Miniature in the FCI system) topped an entry of 5,350 at the 2007 World Dog Show held in Mexico City on May 27. On this the fourth occasion that Mexico has been honored as host of the World Show, the more than 20,000 entries over four days well surpassed the 1999 event held here.
Beginning May 24 and culminating in the FCI World Show on Sunday, with titles being awarded for Mexican, The Americas, International and World championships, the Japanese dog was the winner at the grand finale under judge Dr. Jose Luis Payro, President and CEO of the Federacion Canofila Mexicana, host club for this dog show spectacular. Breeder-owner-handled by Mori Oyama, the little white dog with great style brought cheers from the crowd.
Seventy judges from 18 countries presided over 211 of the 350 breeds recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale. Forty-seven countries were represented, and independent specialties were also held for 280 German Shepherds, 170 Labs, 180 Neapolitan Mastiffs and 75 Bull Terriers. The outdoor rings played host to the German Shepherd Sieger and Working Trials, agility, obedience and herding competitions. Huge rings covered in Astroturf were in the center of the famous horse race track that is part of the Las Americas International Exhibition Center, Banamex Center.
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