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November 11, 2015

Grüne Woche 2016: People and animals: the best of friends

The World of Pets features many of our favourite domestic animals

Berlin, 11 November 2016 – Animals of all kinds feature strongly at the International Green Week Berlin. From 15 to 24 January the programme will include many different animal, including pedigree breeds, as well as information and entertainment for the whole family. The Pet Experience in Hall 26 is presenting all the different breeds that help to improve the quality of life for so many people in Germany.

Noise, pressure and the hectic pace of life are a source of stress in the everyday lives of so many people. For anyone who likes cats a solution is at hand, because they are almost unrivalled as a means of reducing stress. The local association Verein Berliner Pro-Kat e. V. is presenting some splendid examples of purebred cats such as Maine Coons, Ragdolls, British Shorthairs and Siamese. A special area has been set aside for presentations of a wide range of dogs, which will delight visitors of all ages: German Shepherds, Leonbergers, Poodles, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Eurasians, Dalmatians, Beagles, Yorkshire Terriers, Lhasa Apsos and Tibetan Terriers, Hunting Spaniels, Hungarian Sheepdogs, Fox Terriers and Spitzes. Various associations will be present, with their dogs, and this is an ideal opportunity to find out what is the best type of dog for you.

The Berlin Veterinarian Association will be dealing with queries about the correct and responsible way to care for dogs. They will be giving lectures about preventive health care and will also be answering legal questions. An organisation devoted to the interests of rat fanciers, Interessengemeinschaft (IG) Farbratten, is displaying a fascinating assortment including Red Eyed Devils, Odd Eyes and Russian Blues. The German aquarium and terrarium association Verein für Aquarien- und Terrarienkunde e. V. is presenting a colourful and dazzling underwater world, as well as a wealth of advice from experts about the correct way to care for various pets, with details about the right kinds of food, maintaining the right air supply and temperature levels, and ways of keeping aquariums clean. The terrariums also contain hairy bird-eating spiders, which can be safely observed close up. There are also rodents, bearded dragons and snakes, in fact, something for everyone. The many associations, breeders and veterinary experts in attendance will be providing details about what are the most suitable pets, and how to care for them properly.