Monday, 13 June 2022

Dog Sports: 6th International Grand Prix Croatia held in Odra

June 13, 2022 -  An event in a discipline that is lately becoming more popular in Croatia was held in Odra near Zagreb this past weekend. The organizing teams Hrvatski Malinois Klub and Hrvatski Rottweiler Klub welcomed more than 100 spectators and the participants with their working dogs at the 6th edition of the Grand Prix Croatia IGP Championship.


The sport which is widely popular in Germany is using many German terms and runs under "Schutzhund" which is German for "protection dog". It is currently most widely known competitively as IGP and previously as IPO. The participants form a team with their dog and test the dog's tracking, obedience, and protection skills, and are evaluated to see if a dog has the appropriate traits and characteristics of a good working dog.


The first Grand Prix of Croatia took place in 2016, with a break due to Corona in 2020, and was able to attract 14 handlers and their dogs from different countries again this year for the sixth time. 


During the weekend of the 11th and 12th of June 2022 competitions were held in the following categories: IGP 1-3 (tracking, obedience, and protection), IBGH 1-3 (obedience), and BH/VT (the entry qualification to participate in working dog competitions).


The 6. Grand Prix Croatia was also the 3rd round qualification for the Croatian National Championships for all breeds, which will be held on 22. – 23.10.2022 in Vinkovci.

In addition, the 6. Grand Prix Croatia was a Croatian Club Championship and a direct qualification for World Championships in 2023.

Judges: Mike Greub (Switzerland) and Ivan Miholić (Croatia)


IGP 1: 

1. Martina Radnić



1. Ivan Magdalenic


IGP 3:

1. Vjekoslav Antić

2. Mathias Utesch 

3. Hrvoje Joja

4. Milan Škorić

5. Josip Mišon

6. Juergen Reinhauer



1. Martina Vučemilović

2. Jessica Canboy

3. Hrvoje Joja



1. Jasenka Obradović

2. Anka Mativina



Frank Marquardt

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Tuesday, 24 August 2021

30th Anniversary of Military Police Marked

ZAGREB, 24 Aug, 2021 - The 30th anniversary of the establishment of the first Croatian military police unit was commemorated in Odra near Sisak on Tuesday.

A memorial plaque was unveiled on that occasion at the Odra Community Centre by the head of the Croatian Armed Forces Military Police Directorate, Lieutenant General Mate Laušić, and Brigadier Ivica Kranjčević, an envoy for President and Armed Forces Commander in Chief Zoran Milanović.

Addressing the event, Laušić recalled that military police had a special role in the 1991-95 war and that their work had been characterised by professionalism, education and resolve.

Kranjčević said that the first military police unit comprised a small group of honourable men with a strong feeling of patriotism, great resolve and professionalism, who knew how to act appropriately at any time during the Homeland War.

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