Record numbers of dog breeds and handlers expected at 2024 Monaco International Dog Show

The Monaco International Dog Show is returning to Fontvieille in early May with an impressive line-up of more than 1,400 dogs from close to 250 breeds and 26 countries. 

The annual Monaco International Dog Show is organised by the Monaco Kennel Club, an organisation that was founded by Princess Charlotte of Monaco in 1927. Today, it is presided over by Melanie-Antoinette de Massy, Prince Albert II’s second cousin and the great-granddaughter of Princess Charlotte. 

The 2024 edition of the dog show, which is officially recognised as a qualifying stage for Crufts 2025, will be held at the Chapiteau de l’Espace Fontvieille on 4th and 5th May, and it is set to be one of the biggest in the history of the event. 

More than 1,400 dogs and their handlers have registered to compete: a record number. The participating pups from 247 breeds will be representing 26 countries from around the world.  

Over the course of the event, nine judges will decide the winners from each standard category as well as award prizes to a number of special titles.  

This year, the Race à l’Honneur competition will be held on 4th May at 4.45pm. It will be shining a spotlight on four famous breeds: the Boxer, the Dobermann, the Bulldog and the Newfoundland.  

There will also be categories for puppies and veterans – dogs over 10 years of age – as well as the International Junior Handler category.  

On-site catering will be provided in the restaurant by Monte-Carlo Catering and in the snack bar by La Boul’Ange.  

The entrance fee for the public is €10, but under 12s go free.  

For more information about the event and to explore the programme in detail, click here.  

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