March 30, 2013


European Dog Show 2013

TITLE AWARDING RULES OF THE Russian Kynological Federation



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Title Awarding Rules

All titles are awarded to the dogs that have pedigrees recognized by the RKF (all FCI member countries and AKC, KC, CKC).


In order to acquire the Russian Champion title, the following certificates must have been obtained:

Variant 1. 6 САС, which have been obtained from 6 different judges at the National all-Russian dog show “Champion of the Federation” or at National regional Dog Show “Candidate for the  Champion of the Federation”.
Variant 2. 4 САС , which have been obtained from 4 different judges (one CAC must be obtained at the International CACIB Show or at National all-Russian Dog Show “RKF Champion”)
Variant 3. 3 САС, which have been obtained from 3 different judges + Russian Junior Champion Certificate.
Variant 4. 2 САС which have been obtained at the Eurasia Dog Show from 2 different judges, during one year.
Variant 5. 1 CAC which have been obtained at the International dog show “Russia” (Best male and best female with CACIB and «Champion of the RKF» certificate).

For foreign dogs, which are not registered with the RKF:

Variant 6. 1 САС, which have been obtained at the RKF show, regardless of the Show rank + Champion of the country of residence certificate (FCI member countries or AKC, KC or CKC).

- Variants 1-5 are applicable for foreign dogs without Champion of the country of residence certificate.

Russian Junior Champion (RusJunCh)

To be eligible for the title of Russian Junior Champion, these dogs must have obtained:
Variant 1. 4 JunCAC obtained under 3 different judges at the National All-Russian Dog Show “Federation Champion” or National Regional Dog Show “Candidate to Federation Champion”
Variant 2. 3 JunCAC obtained under 3 different judges if one JunCAC is obtained at the International CACIB Show or at National All Russian Dog Show “RKF Champion”
Variant 3. 2 JunCAC obtained under 2 different judges during 1 year at the Eurasia Dog Show. 
Variant 4. 1 JunCAC obtained at the International Dog Show “ Russia” Best junior male and best junior female.

For Foreign Dogs, which are not registered at the RKF
Variant 5. 1 JunСАС obtained at the International CACIB Dog Show or at National All Russian Dog Show “RKF Champion» and Certificate or Junior Champion of the Country of Residence Diploma (country – FCI member or AKC, KC, CKC).
Variant 6. 2 JunCAC obtained at the National All-Russian Dog Show “Federation Champion” or National Regional Dog Show “Candidate to Federation Champion”
- For foreign dogs without Champion of the Country Title variants 1-4 are eligible.

Comments to the rules.
In order to make it more clear for understanding:
The Dog registered at the RKF – the dog which is born in Russia or imported from any country but registered at the RKF and has the RKF reg. number..
Foreign dog- the dog which is born at any country except Russia, which is not registered at the RKF, which lives abroad and registered in the stud book of the country where the dog lives.

Russian Grand Champion (RGCh)

To be eligible for the title of Russian Grand Champion, these dogs must have obtained:
Russian Champion Diploma and National Club of the Breed Champion Diploma, and for the breeds of working class, it is necessary to have International Certificate for working qualities.

Russian Champion, Russian Junior Champion and Russian Grand Champion titles are given only once.
RKF Champion  

To be eligible for the title of RKF Champion, these dogs must have obtained:
Variant 1. 1 RKF Champion Certificate, obtained at the International Dog Show (CACIB) or at the National All-Russian Dog Show RKF Champion.
Variant 2. 3 different Federation Champion Diplomas (certificates). (Federations – RFLS, RFCC, OANKOO, RFOS)
Eurasian Champion

To be eligible for the title of Eurasian Champion, these dogs must have obtained:
1 Eurasian Champion Certificate obtained at the International Dog Show Eurasia (this certificate is given to the best male in the breed and best female in the breed only). .

Champion of the Breed of the Year

To be eligible for the title Breed of the Year Champion, these dogs must have obtained:
1 Best Male in the Breed and Best Female in the Breed Diploma obtained at Champion of the Champions Show at the National Champion Show “Golden Collar”.  
This title is automatically entered into RKF database and also written in the puppy-cards of the puppies born from this dog.

The Dog of the Year Title

To be eligible for the title of the Dog of the Year, these dogs must have obtained:
1 Certificate of the Best in the Show Winner obtained at Champion of the Champions Show at the National Champion Show “Golden Collar”.
This title is automatically entered into RKF database and also written in the puppy-cards of the puppies born from this dog.

You can receive the titles at the RKF office at
Moscow, 9, Gostinichnaya Street, floor 5
or you can send by mail at
P.O.Box 28Moscow 127106 Russia



March 29, 2013

G & G Oficina durante NVBH Clubmatch 2013

oficina GM 2013

European Flyball Championship 2013

Berkshire Belgian Tervuren Club - Herding Clinics

2 Awesome Herding Clinics
with 2 Clinicians on the same farm, at the same time

May 4, 5, 6 & 7th, 2013
July 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10th, 2013

Cappy Pruett & Kyle Smith
are coming to

18 Stempert Rd., Branchville, NJ 07826
Pre-Entry only. Limited number of working spots (dog/handler teams).
Limited auditor spots available (w/o dog). Cappy & Kyle provide a step by step
positive approach using pressure & release to get you & your dog working as a team. Build a
relationship with your dog, build interest, teach the dog to work calmly with stock, learn or finetune
herding commands. Learn by watching others work their dogs. Mixed breed hair sheep,
cattle/calves and ducks available. There are several different sized working areas, including an
indoor arena.

Contact: Please direct all questions to Diane Sobel-Meyer at
Contact phone numbers for Diane are 973-948-5668 (cell: 973-670-7587)



Serge Geeraert & DENISE DE VULCAIN

Marie Clanet & COKAI des Plaines du Minervois

March 28, 2013

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Ireland Combined Canine International show – Saturday 30th March 2013 - BSD STATISTICS

B S D Groenendael 3 2

Belgian Shepherd Dog Malinois 0 0

Belgian Shepherd Tervueren 1 2

Full schedule here:

March 27, 2013

Herding ;)

World Dogshow 2013 - BSD statistics

World Dogshow Budapest, 19.05.2013. Budapest entry statistics: 

Groenendael 13
Male: 5
Female: 8

Tervueren 17
Male: 9
Female: 8

Malinois: 13
Male: 7
Female: 6

Lakenois: 1
Female: 1

Schipperke: 17
Male: 10
Female, 7

Disco Dog World Cup 2013

March 26, 2013

Cynophilie Française nº 163

World Dog Show Budapest 2013 - We are open for the World

Copa España para perros de utilidad de la RSCE 2013

Juanjo Barragán & ADONIS DE IDRE. Terceros clasificados y Mejor Obediencia de la Copa España para perros de utilidad de la Real Sociedad Canina de España 2013

March 25, 2013

Russia National Club of Berger Belge and Schipperke Specialty 2013

Catalogus NVBH Benefietwedstrijd 31-03-2013

Logotipo NVBH pequena


Saturday 04.05.2013
Closing date: 01.04.2013
Lidija Okleščen
1. Baič Boris – SLO
Classes: junior, intermedia, open, champion, working – 50 €
Classes: baby, puppy, veteran – 40 €


DPBO, Černetova 8, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
1000 Ljubljana
IBAN: SI 56020100015268736
Time to pay the entry fee 10.4.2013.
After thid deadline shall be paid 20% more.

Social Learning Theory and Animals: Observational/Imitation Learning

Social Learning Theory and Animals:  Observational/Imitation Learning

Cheryl Aguiar, Ph.D. on December 04, 2012
Social learning theory and animals: Does observational/imitation learning have a place in training or behavior in animals?
In human psychology, Albert Bandura, a self-described social-cognitive psychologist developed Social Learning Theory in the 1970’s (Bandura,1977). Bandura’s Social Learning Theory was rooted in Learning Theory but added the social element.  Social Learning Theory added that learning and new behaviors can occur through modeling, or, watching other people.  Can, or does, the same happen with animals? Do animals learn new behaviors by simply watching other animals? The research on this is complicated at this point and seems to have become muddled in the mechanisms involved and whether or not the behavior needs to be goal-directed. So, for now, we will need to “sort of” leave the research findings where they are at, at least to me: inconclusive.
Bandura’s famous experiment in 1961 was the “Bobo Doll” study (Bandura,1961).  Simply, in this study, he showed some children a film of a woman punching a Bobo Doll (these are those inflatable clowns with sand in the bottom) and yelling at it. He did not show this film to another group of children. He then had the children who saw the film play in a room with a Bobo Doll. Some of the children went up to the doll and started punching it and yelling at it. The group that did not see the film…none of the children did this. So the children imitated the aggression of the woman on the doll without any reinforcement.  So why did the children punch and yell at the doll? Social Learning Theory says they learned this behavior purely through observation and imitation.
Social learning theory in animals postulates that animals can learn by observation of, or interaction with, another animal (especially of the same species) or its actions (Box, 1984; Galef, 1988).
In learning theory, there are basically three types of experiences that can elicit novel behavior (Rescorla, 1988): (1) stimulus (verbal command, leash taut, moving away, etc.); (2) stimulus-stimulus (a click is paired with a treat, a verbal command is paired with a treat, lights on is paired with feeding, etc); and (3) response-reinforcement (the learner pushes on the dog door and gains entry into the house, the rat presses a lever and receives food, the learner puts up one paw and receives a treat, etc.).
From these three basic types, the last one, response-reinforcement is where social learning is most reasonably a subset of learning. However, unlike our examples above, it is the demonstrator, not the learner, who makes the response that is learned.  This effect of exposure to observing a response-reinforcement relationship then producing novel, somewhat matching behavior by the observer is social learning and I believe we should think about using it in our training of our own pets and of clients’ pets.
Personally, I can anecdotally cite many instances where it appears that an animal can and does learn by imitation.
  • One dog is taught to use a pet door by giving encouragement and treats to go through the door. A new dog is introduced to the environment and learns to use the dog door after watching the experienced dog.
  • A dog is afraid to swim. You bring a water-loving-retrieving-loving dog that bounds in and out of the water swimming and soon the other dog is swimming as well.
  • You have a nervous barking dog. You know you did not elicit the behavior as you have had many dogs before and they have never been like this. You get a new puppy that comes from a good breeder. You meet all the dogs at the breeders…you may even KNOW these dogs and you have noted they are all confident, non-barkers. Your new puppy becomes a barker and nervous after just a few weeks.
  • You tie two dogs together. One is a confident dog when going for walks. The other is fearful and unsure when going for walks. After a few days, the unsure dog is exhibiting confidence on the walks as well. After several times, you leave the original confident dog at home and just take the unsure dog and he is now confident as well.
  • You have a new colt and he is about ready to go for a ride off the property. You ride an experienced and confident horse while you “pony” (just hold the lead rope and take the new colt with for the ride…riderless) the new colt several times.
At least at face value (face validity/anecdotally) social learning does occur with animals and, as a subset of learning theory, it seems that we can and should use it in developing new behaviors or changing unwanted behaviors.
Box, H. 0. (1984). Primate Behavior and Social Ecology. Chapman & Hall, London.
Bandura, A., Ross, D. & Ross, S.A. (1961). Transmission of aggression through imitation of aggressive models.  Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 63, 575-82.
Bandura, A. (1977). Social Learning Theory. New York: General Learning Press. 
Galef, B .G. (1988). Imitation in animals: history, definition and interpretation of data from the psychological laboratory. In Social Learning: Psychological and Biological Perspectives (ed. T. R. Zentall and B. G. Galef), pp. 3-28. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ.
Heyes, C. M. (1994) Social learning in animals: Categories and mechanisms. Biological Review, 69, 207-231.
Rescorla, A. (1988).Behavioral studies of Pavlovian conditioning. Annual Review of Neuroscience XI, 329-352.

Cheryl Aguiar, Ph.D. was trained in Social and Industrial/Organization Psychology. She received her Ph.D. at Colorado State University (CSU). Cheryl Directed an on-campus Institute at CSU for over a decade. While at CSU, she also was the successful recipient of over 3 million dollars in research and program grants, taught courses, served on student committees and published findings from her own research projects along with those of her students. She has been a dog trainer since 1974. Mainly she trains her own dogs in various performance or working roles such as Tracking, Obedience, Schutzhund and hunting trials. She also served in the 1980’s to 1990’s as Training Director for several years in a Schutzhund Club in the Twin Cities and more recently as Training Director in the local NAVHDA chapter. She is now the President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA). Cheryl has successfully titled dogs in AKC obedience, AKC tracking, AKC conformation, Schutzhund and NAVHDA. Since 2005, she pursued her true loves: education and dogs and founded E-Training for Dogs, the first online webinar entity for dog lovers.
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Cheryl Aguiar, Ph.D.
President, E-Training for Dogs, Inc
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Castellon National and International Dog Show 2013

March 24, 2013

SKK Malmö International Show 2013 - livestream

Malmö Int. 2013

SKK Malmö International Show 2013 - BOB GROENENDAEL


Bazzakulls Carribean Dream

photo courtesy: Bazzakull Kennel

CEPPB - Center /South Specialty 2013 - Groenendael photos by Jose Casado & Marina Fano

 (Valkohampaan Batticuore x sr Bervely dell’Alta Via)

 (Valkohampaan Batticuore x sr Bervely dell’Alta Via)


 (sr CH. Quinto Rival de Bruine Buck x Dinh Van du Bois du Tôt)

(CHE. Stiff de Korosti x SS sr Ch Club CHE. Ch. Eur. Jov. Uxue du Parc de Pathyvel)

 (SS sr Ch Club CHE. Besos de d’Artamas x Glass Sugar)

(RS CHE. Boogy Van de Hoge Laer -RA x CHE. Coral de Belliamici)

 (sr Charme Noir de la Closerie de Yenda x Cora de Belliamici)


 (SS CHE. Zar de Belliamici x Dama de Belliamici -RA)




Reggio Emilia International Dog Show 2013 - Italian Club Specialty


judge: Emanuele Boriero

Lazulli du Hameau Saint Blaise

Reggio Emilia International Dog Show - Italian Club Specialty - BOB TERVUEREN


Judge: Emanuele Boriero

(R.E. Multi CH Amigo of the Home Port x s.r. Prod. CH Luavjan's Uby)

March 22, 2013

CHAMPION DE LUXEMBOURG - Attribution regulations

CHAMPION DE LUXEMBOURG - Attribution regulations

The title “Champion de Luxembourg” (L.Ch.) will be awarded by the Fédération Cynologique
Luxembourgeoise (FCL), on the owner’s request to a dog which has achieved:

a) Two CACL, at two international dog shows organized by the FCL, with two different
judges, no time limit.

b) One CACL, at an international dog show organized by the FCL, in combination with one
CACL at a Club Special dog show, sponsored by the FCL, with two different judges,
no time limit.

c) One CACL, at one international dog show organized by the FCL, in “Champion class”
(FCI acknowledged titles only).

Should the CACL be awarded to a dog which is a recognized L.Ch. on the day of the show, the
CACL can be transferred to the dog having been awarded the CACL-Rés.
The CACL (male and female) is awarded in the following classes:

1) Champion class - 2) Working class - 3) Intermediate class - 4) Open class.

Processing fees of EURO 20,00 are to be transferred to one of the accounts of the FCL:
Compte chèque postal:
IBAN LU70 1111 0324 9702 0000 BIC/SWIFT CODE: ccpllull.
Banque Générale du Luxembourg:
IBAN LU69 0030 7513 9769 0000 BIC/SWIFT CODE: BGLLLULL.
DEXIA-Banque Internationale Luxembourg:
IBAN LU43 0023 1391 4570 0000 BIC/SWIFT CODE: BILLLULL.
Cash with the request.

86th International Dog Show Luxembourg

BSD Judge: Myriam VERMEIRE (Belgique)

March 21, 2013

Belgian Tervueren Club of Southern California - 20th & 21 st Independent Specialty Shows


BHCN Day 4 Young & Old

BHCN Day 4 Young & Old
Inschrijving sluit 24 maart
Met prijs voor Beste Expressie
Met prijs voor Best Baas - Hond combi
Beste gangwerk
( vanaf 9 mnd)
Mogelijkheid tot maken groepsfoto
BHCN Day 4 Young & Old. 7 APRIL 2013
Vanaf 3 maanden – 2 jaar.
Veteranen vanaf 8 jaar
INDOOR Dogcenter te Kerkwijk bij Zaltbommel, Jan Stuversdreef 4, 5315 Kerkwijk.
| Holland.
voor leden en niet leden
Judges: Erica Bakker-van de Woestijne Tervuerense & Mechelse
Willemine van Deijl Groenendaelers & Laekense
More Info:
Entryform / Inschrijfformulier ONLINE op voorpagina site.
Mogelijkheid tot gezamenlijk lunchen !!!!
Fokkers roept u puppenkopers op en kom gezamenlijk op de foto!!
Site voor de sportieve Belgische Herder bezitter

France Dog Shows 2013 - Calendar April

Expositions du mois d'avril

13 & 14 avril : MAUBEUGE – CACS
Club Saint Hubert du Nord

13 & 14 avril : LIMOGES – CACS + CACIB
Société Canine de la Hautes Vienne

20 & 21 avril : PAU – CACS + CACIB
Association Canine Pyrénées Atlantiques

27 & 28 avril : AMIENS - CACS + CACIB
Société Canine Nord Picardie

27 & 28 avril : CHATEAUROUX – CACS
Association Canine du Centre

28 avril : MONTAUBAN – CACS
Société Canine du Tarn et Garonne

Toutes les expositions et contacts sur :

March 20, 2013

Crufts 2013 - Pastoral Group - BSD photos by Bethan Hughes

do not use, crop or copy without prior permission of Bethan Hughes

photos courtesy:

Bethan Hughes


15 de Dezembro - 2012 - Póvoa de Varzim