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Leerburg Training Videos & Books DVDs 1997 KNPV 2 Championships DVD

1997 KNPV 2 Championships DVD

1997 KNPV 2 Championships DVD
1997 KNPV 2 Championships DVD

This dog competition is no longer offered on DVD. It is only offered as a FREE Leerburg on Demand video.


This is the video of the 1997 Netherlands Police Dog Championships, otherwise known as the KNPV 2 or PH2 Championships. The competition takes place in the same stadium every year in St. Hertogenbosch, Holland.

The KNPV is one of the fasted growing dog sports in America. The reason for this is that dogs trained for the KNPV are much better suited to Police Service work than Schutzhund dogs or one of the other European Ring Sports.

The PH 2 dogs are the old pros. They have all been here before as KNPV 1 dogs. These dogs are usually better trained than the KNPV 1 dogs because the handlers have made the decision not to sell the dogs to the police and they are keeping them as competition dogs. There are a number of spectacular catches this year. I have included these in slow motion.

This is a demanding and difficult dog sport. I was given permission to film the event from the side of the competition field. This resulted in outstanding video footage of some of the best KNPV Malinois in the world. There are some spectacular catches in bite work.

I filmed Nico Poen and H.C. Roelofs in obedience. When I edited this tape I used one or the other of these men to show each of the various exercises in obedience. Then in bite work I included the top dogs doing each of the various bite exercises.

The winner of this years event was H.C. Roelofs and his dog Laron with Nico Poen and his dog Rocko finishing second, only 1/2 point behind.

This tape was filmed from the side of the field and I have excellent footage of the event.

KNPV Headquarters Address:

A number of people have asked for the address for the headquarters of the KNPV in Holland. So here it is:

Bureau of KNPV
Liendestseweg 108
3815 BJ Amersfoort

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