Dear participants and guests of the WDS 2016!

22.04.2016

Dear participants and guests of the World Dog Show 2016!

Russian Kynological Federation has always been and remains the largest national canine organization in Russia. Dog shows organized by the RKF are always unforgettable canine events with more than 10 000 participants. We would like to hold the World Dog Show 2016 at the same level.

Preparations are well under way and at the moment we have more than 13 000 dogs registered at the following shows:

10 060 dogs – World Dog Show 2016

951 dogs – International Dog Show of Terriers “INTERRA-2016”

1362 dogs - National Championship Special Shows

174 dogs – Championship of FCI non-recognized breeds

64 dogs - International and National Special Dog Shows of Russian Breeds

16 dogs - WBCF World Championship Show 2016

About 9 000 of these dogs live in Russia, others will come from different parts of the world: Europe, Asia, America and even Africa. The registration will be open until May 15, 2016. You can register for the WDS 2016 not only in the RKF office but also by email wds2016@rkf.org.ru  or on our official website

We are proud of Russian hospitality and we would like to make your stay in Moscow as convenient as possible. On WDS 2016 website you can fill in an application form in order to obtain an official invitation letter from the RKF (it is approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation). This invitation letter will allow you to receive a Russian visa under a simplified procedure – without a hotel confirmation or a ticket booking. Consular offices of the Russian Federation Embassy around the world are fully informed and ready to cooperate with WDS 2016 participants and guests:

A special guarded camping area in Sokolniki will be organized in collaboration with MOO “Liga Caravanerov” for those dog owners who would like to come to Russia by camping cars. About 100 volunteers who can speak foreign languages as well as more than 100 interpreters will take part in the WDS 2016. At the World Dog Show you will be able to enjoy your meal with your pet at various cafes and restaurants inside and outside the Crocus Exhibition Centre.

All WDS 2016 guests and participants will see an unforgettable and unique show in the main ring thanks to the cooperation with the agency “Production Company” (idea manager of the Sochi Olympic Games 2014) that is developing an unusual design of all exhibition halls as well as the opening and closing ceremony of the show.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the World Dog Show 2016 in Moscow in Crocus Expo Exhibition Centre on 23-26 June 2016!

Yours sincerely,
RKF President  
Aleksandr Inshakov