Mondio Ring- The training and excitement never stops!
Mondioring is an international working dog competition with rules recognized by the F.C.I. and is currently
played in over 20 countries around the world.
Currently Mondioring is being trained actively or played in: Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland,
Germany, Czechoslovakia, Slovenia, Greece, Italy, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Denmark, Sweden, Norway,
Luxembourg, Monaco, UK, Philippines, and Russia. There is also groups of interest in: China, Australia ,
Finland, Bosnia, Slovakia.
Mondioring,(World Ringsport) is a working dog sport with it's own set of rules that are based on different
national sports taken from the working dog sports in France (French Ringsport), Belgium (Belgian Ring),
Netherlands (K.N.P.V) and of Schutzhund from Germany and Switzerland called:
Internationally Recognized and Accepted
Since 1, January 1995 the Mondioring program and rules are recognized under the laws of the international
dog association F.C.I. (Fédération Canine Internationale)
Mondioring was developed by trainers from many countries who wanted to create a competition that
encompassed selected parts from all the protection sports from the member countries. It was to be a world
wide competition at which all the member countries could play equally. The first meeting of interested
countries was in 1981 in Tournai, Belgium. The program that was conceived by these first members would
be the rallying point of national mondioring programs for working dogs world wide.
In its conception Mondioring was to hold to several underlying principals that would insure that it would be a
world wide accepted program and one that was both safe for the dogs and interesting to both the
competitors and the public.
The principals of what Mondioring is meant to be are:
- A sport that was safe for the dogs competing and without cruelty.
- It would be Entertaining for the spectators.
- It would have different levels of competition with progressive difficulties.
- It would be an international program, accepted by the FCI.
- It would be a challenging competition for passionate dog trainers from all the member countries.
|The Exercises and Spirit of Mondioring
Exersices in Mondioring: This Chart shows all of the exercises in at the Mondioring 3 level. Not all exercises are done at all levels, and the difficulty of the exersises generally increses as the levels progress up
from Brevet or Mondio 1 to Mondio 3. This is a basic outline of the tasks, but keep in mind with the spirit of Mondio, that each competition will have different senarios for each task. In each competition the
competition field will be designed differently, the obsticals, accessesories and decoy's work will change. The order of the disiplines Obedience, Jumps, and Protection are always the same. However, the order
of the exercises in the disiplines are always drawn at random at the begining of the trial. Once the dog goes on the competition field the handler gives up his leash and collar. The dog must remain under only
voice control at all times. There is no pause or break between disiplines, and in MR 3 the dog will work for approximately 45 minutes.
||(order of the exercises are drawn at the begining of the trial)
|HEEL OFF LEAD
||The dog must follow perfectly the handler in a pattern (with stops, turns, and various obstacles, ...) determined by the judge.
|ABSENCE (Long stay Handler out of sight)
||The dog must stay in position "Sit" or "Down" for 1 minute after the handler is out of sight. Possibility of distractions during the exercise.
||Dog doesn't lick or eat pieces of food both thrown/dropped (4 pieces) and lying on the field (6 pieces).
||The handler is given an item to be thrown 5 meters. The dog must retrieve and give the article back to the handler, without playing, chewing, ...The
object is always varied and different. The exercise is timed.
|Changes of POSITIONS
||The dog has to take the positions (6 in MR3) Sit, Down, Stand, at a distance and without creeping.
|SCENT Discrimination Retrieve
||At the beginning of the trial the handler receive a piece of wood (10x2x2 cm). During this exercise you have to place the wood dowel on the ground
(dog is staying at 30 meters). 4 other dowels are placed around the handler's dowel. The dog must find and bring back the handler's dowel. The
exercise is timed.
||The dog must run in a straight line away from the handler (20m, 30m, 40m respectively in level 1, 2, 3) and return on recall.
||(order of the jumps is drawn at the begining of the trial)
||Dog jumps an hurdle ( max. hight 1m20); forward and return on command.
||Dog jumps a "fame" and "key" on the ground (max 4m) no return jump.
||Dog climbs over a wooden wall with ramp on "down" side(max. 2m30) no return jump.
||(order of he exercises are drawn at the begining of the trial)
|The dog has to attack a decoy who is facing him. Before biting the dog will have to go over or through obstacles, threats, barrage, ...
|FACE ATTACK with ACCESSORIES
||The dog must attack a decoy facing him. The decoy will be allowed to use "accessories" (anything that might cause insecurity or confuse the dog
without hurting him ). For example: Balloons, water, blanket, plastic bottles....
|FLEEING ATTACK with gunfire
||The dog must bite a decoy who is runing away. Two gunshots are fired by the decoy after the dog bites.
|STOPPED (Called off) FLEEING ATTACK AWAY
||Same as the "fleeing attack with gun" but the dog is recalled before biting (maximum of the points if the dog is recalled in the 3 last meters)
|DEFENSE of the Handler
||The dog must protect his handler. The scenario of the defense is always different, with sometimes 2 decoys. The handler must have excellent
control as there are often many distractions for the dog and handler.
|SEARCH, HOLD and BARK + escort
||The dog must find, bark and escort a decoy who is hidden somewhere on the field. During the escort the decoy will try to escape 3 times. The
handler must remain at a distance of 3 meters from the dog. The Search is timed.
|GUARD OF OBJECT
||The dog is told to guard an object (can be just about anything the handler can carry). The handler is out of sight. The decoys (max. 2 decoys) have
three attempts to try to steal the object. One of the attempt is with accessories. The dog must work completly independently of the handler with no
commands after he is told to guard the object.