Phu Quoc dogs to compete in Paris

Published: 06/07/2011 05:00



Dom and Ven from Phu Quoc island will be competing in the FCI World Dog Show 2011 that runs from tomorrow, July 7, to Sunday in Paris.

The organisers invited Viet Nam Kennel Association to let their owners Le Hong Hai and Ly Nguyen Khon from HCM City enter the two dogs in the Paris show, despite the fact that they had not been registered with the Federation Cynologique Internationale.

In 1894, Xoai and Chuoi, also from Phu Quoc island, won first and second place at a dog show in the northern French city of Lille. They were later picked to compete in an international dog show in Anvers, Belgium.

The dogs were introduced to Phu Quoc island hundreds of years ago. They are believed to be one of the three rarest breeds in the world and are unique to the island. They were initially bred as guard dogs. Because of the island’s remoteness they have not been hybridised with other dog breeds.

This competition, organised by the FCI, celebrates the organisation’s 100th anniversary. It was established in 1911. It has 86 members and contract partners, and is responsible for safeguarding canine health and international dog activities.

VietNamNet/Viet Nam News

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