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Every year the Federation Mondiale du Berger Belg (FMBB), an international society for Belgian Shepherd Dogs, organises a huge competition of different events exclusively for Belgian Shepherd Dogs for all four varieties. It is held in a different country every year and run under the rules of the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI). Great Britain has been sending a team to the BSD Agility Worlds since 2003.
Selection Day News
The BSDA of GB and WBSDS would like to invite all eligible Belgian Shepherd dog agility handlers to register their interest for the GB Squad going to the FMBB World Championship 2020 being held in France at Aubigny-sur-Nère between 12th and 17th May. The Selection Day is to take place on Sunday, 1st March at Steventon in Oxfordshire, a short distance from the A34 at Milton
Email your name together with Kennel Club/pet name of your dog, variety, gender, age, KC Grade/height and contact details to Tony Parmiter by Sunday, 2nd February 2020.
2019 GB Team Report
FMBB World Championship 2019 – Czech Republic
It was an early meet in Kent for Eurotunnel on the Sunday for our journey through France, Belgium and Germany and then an overnight halt at Würzburg (Bavaria.) Next day it was onward to into The Czech Republic to Písek in South Bohemia. The venue was an hour from our base in the Bechynĕ Golf Resort and weather mixed, sunny and breezy then cold with strong northerly wind and rain.
There were 154 competitors taking part in the Agility from 24 countries and 20 countries that qualified to take part in the Team competition.
Representing Great Britain were:-
Team + Individuals
Fitmin Open Cup (Jumping / Agility rounds)
World Championship (2 x Jumping / 2 x Agility rounds)
GB Team results
Tony and Ebony represented GB in the Individual Final.
Afterwards he told Agilitynet, 'I was so pleased with Ebony. We were clear in the Jumping round of the Fitmin Cup, but had an unfortunate E in the Agility and in the World Championship finished 11th overall after the four qualifying rounds (2 x Jumping and 2 x Agility). She worked really well, only clipping one pole (my fault) and missing an A-frame off with R blind after. We qualified for the Final, too. We were clear in both rounds ending up 23rd. I was especially proud as she hurt her shoulder a little in the Jumping due to the slippery conditions, and I had to take it steady in the Agility. We were the only GB pair to get both the Team Jumping and Team Agility Clear.
The return journey was through The Czech Republic back into Germany to an overnight halt at Aachen (North Rhine-Westphalia). Then, for obvious reasons, there was a brief visit to Tervuren in Belgium and onto France for Eurotunnel. It was a 2,000-mile round trip and the only delays (potholes) were once we got back to Kent the following Tuesday with inevitable queues/diversions on M26 / M20 / M25.
With many thanks from all within Team GB for the support given by the BSDA of GB and WBSDS. Special thanks to Jenny Kimber at Rogue Agility for her training input.
FMBB WC 2020 will possibly be in Romania or Spain and then in 2021 it travels to Greece.
Tony Parmiter (GB Team Manager)