Carrying on with the work of cultural promotion of this Embassy, on April 29, 2018, the Embassy of Peru to Croatia, with seat in Bucharest, supported the screening of the documentary “Hairless Dog from Peru”, within the festival “Dalmatia Dog Shows 2018”. The said festival, one of the biggest of its kind from the region, took place in the proximity of Zadar, on the Croatian coastside, and was organized by the Kennel Club of Croatia, with the support of “The Fédération Cynologique Internationale”.
The said documentary is a production of 2015, of Pedro Santiago Allemant (Peruvian) and of Francois Darleguy (French), having taken four years to finish it. The said production, the first of its kind, highlights the importance of the Peruvian Hairless Dog throughout history of our country, as well as its actual situation and its perspectives for the future in Peru and abroad. Likewise, it includes the testimonies of various professionals related to this dog breed. This documentary was previously presented in Paris, Bruxelles, Prague, Moscow and Kiev, with the support of the corresponding Peruvian Diplomatic Missions, as well as of the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Peru to UNESCO, international entity which also supports the documentary.
The screening of the documentary was preceded by the speeches of the President of Kennel Club of Croatia, Branko Sare, who welcomed the participants and highlighted the importance that the Peruvian Hairless Dog has been gaining in the international competitions, since its inclusion as an official dog breed by FCI. The director Pedro Santiago Allemant, founder of the “Association for the Protection of Peruvian Patrimony”, with seat in Paris, expressed his pleasure with the presentation of the documentary as an instrument to value this ancient species, the only South American primitive breed. At the end, the representative of this Embassy emphasized the presence of this breed in our country throughout history, as well as its declaration this species as National Patrimony by the former National Institute of Culture and National Parliament in 2001. After the screening, a round table with the said director and leaders of “The Club of Hairless Dogs from the Czech Republic” took place.
Four thousands dogs took part in the festival, including 17 Peruvian Hairless Dogs, descendants from Peruvian born dogs and coming from centers of professional breeding from Croatian and the Czech professional breeding centers.
Bucharest, May 2, 2018