Welcome to the 2016 United States Mondio Ring Association National Championships! We live streamed the championships from Farmington, Utah on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1. Check out the videos below for a recap of the competition!
WATCH THE NATIONALS
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LAST TWO DOGS LEVEL 2 FROM SATURDAY
Due to some techinical difficults on saturday, we were unable to live stream the last two dogs. Watch the video below for the last two dogs
Mondioring is an F.C.I. authorized international dog sport developed in the late 80's by representatives from every major country that has a competition dog sport. The 'new' sport was designed to "level the playing ground" and allow competitors form any of the world's disciplines to compete in a common sport. French Ring, Belgian Ring, IPO (SchH) and KNPV were all represented. The result is a sport that combines the best of all of these dog sports: Mondioring.
Like most protection dog sports, Mondioring has a series of exercises to be executed by the dog/handler team in the categories of obedience, agility (jumps) and protection. At the Mondioring III level, there are a total of 17 exercises, completed without interruption, and lasting approximately 45 minutes. An interesting possibility in Mondioring is that a dog that has titled in another protection sport - for example French Ring or Schutzhund - is allowed to enter Mondioring at the level that it has achieved in its own country.
The obedience in Mondioring is based on functionality with the emphasis being on control in spite of distraction. They jumps in Mondioring test the structure and willingness of the dog. The protection phase of the competition requires that the dog demonstrate tremendous control. A Mondioring dog competes at each level without collar or leash throughout the trial, thus testing the control of the animal from the very beginning. The complexity of the trial field, combined with the demands of extreme control, require that the dog be clear-headed and have excellent character.
Read the full Mondioring article HERE for more information.