Mondio Ring (Mondioring) is a type of dog sport. It is a protection sport that tests the ability of the dogs to protect both themselves and their handlers, even through extreme distractions. The sport trials are similar to the work performed by police dogs. Successful competition requires extensive training and discipline.
The competition consists of three sections, always performed in the same order:
Mondio Ring translates into "World Ring". It is a combination of the French Ring, Belgian Ring, Dutch KNPV, and German Schutzhund sports. It is an international protection sport developed in the late 1980s by representatives from every major participating country. The intent behind its formation was to provide an international competition that combined the best of each country's existing traditions. Titles awarded in Mondio Ring are internationally recognized.
- The first "World Championship Mondioring" was held in 1994 in Belgium.
- The fourth "World Championship Mondioring" was also held in Belgium in 1998 in Bruges. The total of 35 dogs included 32 Malinois, two German Shepherds and one Tervuren. The competitors were from Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, and the USA.
- Since 1 January 1995, the Mondioring trial-rules are administered by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale.
- Belgian Ring (NVBK, KMSH and KCB)
- Campagne[disambiguation needed]
- French Ring
- Dutch KNPV
- K9 Pro Sports
- American Street Ring
- Protection Sports Association
- Service Dogs Of America