The WORLD DOG SHOW is postponed to December 2020

From 17 to 20 December 2020, in Feria de Madrid. The decision, approved by the RSCE and the FCI, was taken based on the health instructions.

Madrid, 22nd April 2020 -Following an agreement between IFEMA and the Real Sociedad Canina de España, RSCE, later approved by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, FCI, and the support of the main sponsor ARION, it was decided to postpone the FCI World Dog Show 2020, initially scheduled to take place from 23rd until 26th April, 2020 (first postponed to 9-12th July, 2020) to 17th-20th December, 2020 (Thursday to Sunday). The FCI World Dog Show will take place in the Feria of Madrid.

The decision was taken based on the instructions from the health authorities, taking into consideration the development of the Covid-19 in Spain and in the rest of the world and with the aim of guaranteeing the participation of foreign people in a worldwide event with specific characteristics.

IFEMA, the RSCE and the FCIconfirmed their agreement to celebrate the FCI World Dog Show in Madrid, giving a clear response to the high expectations of the breeders and exhibitors around the world as well as the approximately 80 commercial partners that already confirmed their presence. This decision was positively received by the main sponsor of the event ARION; the sponsors ARTERO and BAYER; the collaborator ROYAL CANIN and the insurance firm MAPFRE, who renewed their support.

IFEMA will provide its best resources to ensure a successful celebration of this great international event. In practice, pavilions 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10, with more than 86.000 m², will be made available, in order to make enough room for the 84 rings and the Ring of Honour of the WORLD DOG SHOW 2020, as well as for the rest of the other exhibitions and the commercial area. Of course, all the relevant security measures will be guaranteed and all the pavilions will be properly air-conditioned.

In the coming days, the RSCE will communicate all the changes related tothe new dates that could affect the event programme, judges, registrations or cancellations.


Dr Tamás Jakkel
FCI President

Julián Hernández
RSCE President

Asier Labarga
Director WDS Ifema

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