Dear competitors, dear cynology judges, dog lovers and all visitors of the FMBB world championship of schooled dogs Ajdovščina 2018! On behalf of the organisation committee of the FMBB world championship of schooled dogs Ajdovščina 2018, I would like to greet all participants and guarantee that we, the organisers of the championship, will do our best to meet all your expectations and provide the optimal conditions for work both to judges and to competitors. The world championship is organised in cooperation with the Sports Cynology Society Ajdovščina (ŠKD Ajdovščina). The championship will take place in Ajdovščina and its close surroundings from 23 to 29 April 2018. The championship will be an opportunity for cynologists from almost all around the world to exchange their rich experience and strengthen their bonds with others. A world championship is certainly the peak of the career of any competitor as well as a great promotion for the organising country. The fact that Slovenia hosts the world championship for the fourth time proves that Slovenians place great emphasis on the training and schooling of dogs, which brings good results in all cynological disciplines. I am sure that all visitors of the championship will feel good and welcome and that they will, despite all obligations of the championship, find an hour or two to visit the numerous natural and cultural sights of the Vipava Valley. I also believe that the outstanding hospitality of our locals, their culinary delicacies, excellent wine and especially the magnificent natural backdrop will convince you to visit this wonderful area again.

I thank everybody who contributed as a sponsor, donor or volunteer to the implementation of the championship as planned. I thank the organisation committee of the championship, numerous cynologists of Slovenia, the municipality of Ajdovščina and everybody else who stood by us in the organisation of the championship. I wish all participants of the FMBB championship a lot of success in the competition and hope that you will leave Slovenia satisfied, keep good memories and revisit it one day.

Chairman of DBOS Slovenija
Jože Bola