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KNPV Finals

Posted: 01-01-2008 • Length: 1 Hour, 41 Minutes, 7 Seconds
Categories: Dog Sports
The working dog sport of the Netherlands (Holand) is designed around street police work. It takes 2 years to train a dog to the KNPV I title and 50% of those that pass are sold to the local Police and Military.

This video was filmed at a KNPV trial in Dordrecht, Holland which is located about 12 miles from Rotterdam. There are 3 judges for every trial and they allowed me on the field (where safety presented itself) in Dordrecht.

About 90% of the dogs that compete in these trials are Malinois, 5% are Bouvies and 5% are the Dutch Shepherd. The Dutch do not believe in registering their dogs in a breed registry. Their feeling is that this will take away from the working ability of their dog. When I pressed this question, the consistent answer was that when a police dog bites, his looks account for nothing.

This video details the exercises and points of the KNPV trial. In addition to some outstanding footage, a friend's wife translated the rules for the trial and I have edited the tape as a detailed documentary of the KNPV. You will see the dutch version of guard the article, the heel next to a bike. The dutch version of food refusal from a stranger, the daring helper work of the KNPV (where we see one helper sent to the hospital). You will see every exercise in the KNPV with it's point break down.

The image quality of this streaming video is nowhere near the quality it was when it was originally filmed. It is also nowhere near the quality of our current Leerburg training DVDs.

Many of the older dog shows and competitions were not encoded into a computer format until the video tapes were 20 to 25 years old. Over the years, the image quality of video tape deteriorates. These older dog shows are being offered for their historical significance. That's why we are streaming videos for its current price which originally sold for up to $100.00.

These videos are no longer offered on DVDs.

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