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1998 Mondio Ring Championship DVD

1998 Mondio Ring Championship DVD
1998 Mondio Ring Championship DVD
1998 Mondio Ring Championship DVD
1998 Mondio Ring Championship DVD
1998 Mondio Ring Championship DVD
1998 Mondio Ring Championship DVD

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In October 1998 I traveled to Brugge, Belgium to film the 1998 Mondio Ring Championships. Ten years before this I was in Tourni, Belgium to film one of the first Mondio Ring Championships. This return visit shows how the Mondio Ring Sport has matured over the past 10 years.

This event takes place in a different country every year. Next year (1999) the finals will be in France, last year (1997) they were in Spain. Every championship has a different theme. This year it was a medieval theme. The competitors were delivered to the field in a horse drawn buggy. The down under distraction for the level one and level two dogs involved Knights having a sword fight on the field. I did include one dog from level two on this video so those people interested in the lower level one and level two could see what exercises these dog must go through.

To compete in the Mondio Ring you must have a dog with rock solid nerves. The distractions change with every event. In this competition the helper hid in a horse trailer that was parked on the field. There were Schutzhund blinds, a number of tents, and bails of straw stacked around the field to serve as distractions for the dog. Many of the dogs had problems with this exercise.

The video is not meant as a documentary of the Mondio Ring, but rather a video of the exercises in this years competition. I included the first and second place dogs along with Kathy O'Brian's dog from the United States. Kathy was the only competitor for this country. While she did not have luck in the competition she did a nice job showing her dog, (which she found out later was injured).

The first place competitor was Roland Huber. Roland is a Frenchman who has competed in the French Ring and Campagne. He has been the National Campagne Champion in the past with his dogs. Roland has been involved in the Mondio Ring Sport for years and it shows in his handling skills.

The second place dog handler is Rene Sagarra from Switzerland. Rene has been involved with dogs for 40 years. He is a dog handler for a security company by trade. He is extremely knowledgeable in the Mondio Ring and I send people to his web site all of the time to learn more about the Mondio Ring. You can find the link to Rene's web site on my link page.

The Judge holds the green & red flags. When the dog reaches 1/2 way he will hold up the green or the red flag to indicate if the dog should bite or do a recall - the handler never knows until the flags go up!

Like Schutzhund or the Belgium Ring there are three levels of the Mondio Ring. I included one dog on the tape from Level 2 Mondio. The handler is Kaatje Debal from Belgium. She had a very nice dog (Quatros v.Joefarm) who is from one of the better working bloodline kennels in Belgium.

The breeder of Joefarm (Bertran) and his wife Nickie Joe were the main organizers of this years event. Without their help I would not have been able to produce this video. Bertran and Nickie are avid competitors in the Mondio and the Belgium Ring Sport. They were able to get permission for me to film this event from the field of competition. So you will be right there with the judges when you watch this video.

The Judges for this years event were Johnny Misselyn from Belgium, Gerardo Stratermann (from Spain), and Graziana Gaetan (France).





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