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1997 KNPV 2 Championships

Posted: 01-01-2008 • Length: 2 Hours, 3 Minutes, 56 Seconds
Categories: Dog Sports
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 video 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 video was filmed from the side of the field and I have excellent footage of the event.

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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