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1996 KNPV 1 Championships

Posted: 01-01-2008 • Length: 2 Hours, 4 Minutes, 0 Seconds
Categories: Advanced Obedience, Dog Sports
This is the video of the 1996 Netherlands Police Dog Championships, otherwise known as the KNPV or PH1 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.

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 was lucky enough to follow the winner (Hanns Pegge) during the morning obedience routines. We will see all of Pegge's obedience work with his dog Rocky. Pegge also competed in the KNPV 2 Championships with a second dog (Arras).

This KNPV 1 video contains all of Pegges morning exercises and all of the bite work exercises for the top 10 dogs in the competitions. I have also included a list of the Dutch commands for KNPV being spoken by a Dutch friend of mine. There are a lot of KNPV dogs in America with handlers that do not know what commands their dog knows or how the dogs should work. This video will answer many of those questions.

The winner of the KNPV 1 Championship was:

Hans Pegge
W. Royaardsstr. 4
7558 RV Hengelo
Phone = 011 31 74-2775923

Hans bred the dog he won with. He also bred the dog he took 4th place in the KNPV 2 Championships in 1996. So in addition to being a champion trainer, he is also a top breeder.

I am sorry to say that the dog that won this championship,Rocky, died in December 1996, shortly after winning the championship.

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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