Opening of the 2021 European dog show in Budapest

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The European Dog Show (EDS) featuring some 16,000 dogs from 57 countries opened in Budapest on Wednesday.

Opening the four-day event, the Agriculture Minister said keeping dogs has always been important to the Hungarian nation. “It is no coincidence that, in addition to sheepdogs and sheepdogs, Hungary is proud of its own breeds of hunting dogs: the Hungarian Greyhound, the Transylvanian Greyhound and the Hungarian Vizsla,” said István. Nagy.

He noted that on the sidelines of the EDS, the World Cup of Hungarian National Dog Breeds attracting 360 entries was also organized this year. Nagy said there were one million dogs in Hungary, “an exceptional number by international comparison”, adding that Hungary is showing more than 3,000 dogs at this year’s international show.

András Korózs, president of the Hungarian Kennel Club (MEOE), said the association was invited by parliament five years ago to organize and host a large-scale international dog show as a closing event for the “One With Nature” world hunt. and Nature Exhibition Budapest organized in October. He highlighted the MEOE’s experience in organizing global events, noting the previous European fair it hosted in 2008 and the global fair it hosted in 2013.

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The dog show continues until Sunday at the Hungexpo fairgrounds.

featured image via Zoltán Balogh / MTI


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