The Federazzjoni Kaccaturi Nassaba Konservazzjonisti (FKNK) have announced an official Mnarja 2022 dog show, dedicated to Maltese indigenous dog breeds.
The dog show will celebrate the prowess, loyalty and beauty of the Maltese Hunting Dog and the Pharaoh Hound (Kelb tal-Kacca ta’ Malta and the Kelb tal-Fenek respectively).
The pharaoh hound is the national Maltese dog, whilst the Maltese Hunting Dog is indigenous to the islands. The FKNK revealed that there have been genetic tests conducted to prove this theory correct.
‘We have established a club – Klabb Klieb tal-Kacca ta’ Malta – to continue promote and safeguard this breed.’ Dr James Galea is the current chairperson of the club.
Gianni Guffanti, an official international judge, will be taking to the panel for the first time ever. The show is set for the 28th of June 2022 at Buskett Gardens at 8:30pm.