Russ and his dog Brisko had the honour of competing at the 2016 German Shepherd World Championship in the dog sport "Schutzhund" held in Meppen, Germany. The top 130 dog and handler teams from 40 countries met and competed in early October 2016 over a span of one week, challenged with completing with three disciplines: Tracking, Obedience, and Protection. Each discipline was judged out of 100 points for a total available top score of 300.
Team Canada sent their top five teams from this years Nationals. In addition to Russ, there was another participant from Ottawa, one from the Prairies and two from British Columbia. In the end, Russ and Brisko finished 56th overall with 259 points, and had the highest finish for the Canadian Team.
The top dog for the event was from the Czech Republic, who finished with a score of 289 points.
2016 GSSCC Team Canada Members are:
CAN-01: Lance Collins & Haakon vom Morfelder Land
CAN-02: Shanon Rawlinson & Checker vom Speedteam Bodensee
CAN-03: Karen Sinclair & Iska von der Eisspitzen
CAN-04: Russ Fox & Brisko vom Schiefergrund
CAN-05: Stephen Kemick & Cutulus Laban
WUSV Canadian Team Captain: Raino Fluegge
WE ARE PROUD OF YOU ALL !!!!