final of the French rescue dog championship in Deux-Sèvres

The young Medji dog dives into the Sèvre Niortaise to rescue a person who falls into the water 50 meters away, guided by Léa, his mistress. This is the first time that La Rochelaise has taken part in the rescue dog championship final. In all, twelve dogs compete on Sunday November 6 in Niort, all selected for their discipline and technique.

It’s not my job, I’m here for sport and fun – Joseph Paulin, finalist

Canine rescue, a sporting competition

They are not professional rescue dogs.“, specifies Dominique Gré, the organizer and trainer at the Club canin aquatic’pictave, based in Vienne. Joseph Paulin is passionate, he has been participating in competitions for 17 years. “It is a work of complicity with the dog, listening and obedience“, says the finalist and member of a canine rescue club near Angers

Joseph and his dog, ready to compete.
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Sarah D’hers

Joris, who came this time as a spectator, dreams of this future for Orpheus, his Golden Retriver. “It’s the elite of the elite in the final“, smiles, impressed, this Touraine.

About forty insiders closely follow the events of the championship final.
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Sarah D’hers

A first in Deux-Sèvres

The 2022 edition should have taken place at Lake Saint-Cyr, in Vienne but impossible because of the presence of cyanobacteria, toxic, in water. It’s here first times that the final takes place in Deux-Sèvres.

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