Dogs have always been man’s best friend. Actor Heinz Rühmann once said: “Of course you can live without a dog. But it wouldn’t be worthwhile.” CACIB habitués will know exactly what he meant, because as dedicated dog-lovers they too pamper their darlings from nose to tail – and traditionally flock to the annual Purebred Dog Show on the first weekend after New Year’s. More than 18,000 dog fans from Germany and the rest of Europe are in attendance to cheer as the international beauty champion is chosen from among 3,500 purebred dogs, or to watch Roscoe and his mummy trip the light fantastic together during the Dog Dancing event. CACIB – pure animal pleasure.