<![CDATA[[:es]El pasado 30-31 de octubre y 1 de Noviembre se celebró el 1º Campeonato de España de trabajo práctico en campo (Campagne y Ring francés) en Lodosa (Navarra) Coincidiendo con el día de Todos los Santos, aprovecharon además para vestir el evento con temática Halloween, lo que lo hizo más espectacular si cabe. Como patrocinadores del evento quisimos acercarnos hasta allí para conocer de primera mano esta modalidad tan extendida en Francia y tan poco conocida en nuestro país, pero que poco a poco va ganando adeptos.
There are many sports in which the handler competes with his dog: Agility, IPO, Canicross, Mushing, Mondioring…
The French Ring is one of these modalities. An exercise that combines agility, tracking, obedience and defence. In Lodosa we were able to get to know this discipline first hand and see how spectacular its rules are. As if that were not enough, this is a modality that is practised in natural surroundings, in the open air, which brings a freshness and closeness, an emotion that is difficult to compare with other rules. It is not better or worse, but different.
For us, who were completely unfamiliar with this sport, it was a revelation. A noble discipline, well understood and practised, it is another way of creating bonds with our dogs. It is mainly practised by athletic, powerful and obedient dogs such as the Belgian Malinois and the German Shepherd, although breeds such as the Border Collie, Schnauzer, Beauceron or the Bouvier de Flandes can also be seen.
In short, another experience that we learned from and that we believe that any dog sports fan should experience. Here is a video summary of what we were able to see there.