Please, read the following rules and regulations carefully before the dog show.
Since 1.1.2001 all the dogs that are participating at the show must be identified by a microchip or clearly readable tattoo. Microchip must be in accordance with ISO 11784/11785 Standard.
The Anti-Doping rules, approved by the Council of the Finnish Kennel Club have come into force on 1.1.2007. These rules concern all the shows, trials and tests approved by the Finnish Kennel Club. Visit also our Anti-Doping site for current information.
Cropped and docked dogs
Dogs born before 1.1.2001 can be shown in both shows and competitions, even if cropped and docked, no matter the origin. This includes Finnish bred dogs. Cropped and docked dogs born after 1.1.2001 are not permitted to compete in shows and competitions.
Double-handling is not permitted in any form at all. In case of infringement, the dogs concerned may be disqualified.
By signing the entry form the exhibitor guarantees to obey the valid Show Regulations and Vaccination Intructions of the Finnish Kennel Club.
Copy of the Registration Certificate is needed only when the dog is registered by a Kennel Club not recognized by the FCI.
All dogs must arrive at the dog show one hour prior to the judging time allocated to their breed.
Remember to bring with you the ring card, registration papers and vaccination certificates, your dog’s water bowl, pet bed, a strong collar and lead, also a show lead.
The show is subject to the vaccination directions approved by the Finnish Kennel Club. All dogs participating in the Show or trials must have a valid certificate of vaccination against distemper and rabies.
Please, check the custom regulations for importing dogs to Finland. Check also your own country's regulations when turning back.
The dog must be vaccinated at least twice against distemper and at least 21 days must have expired between the second (booster) vaccine and the Show before dogs may be shown or participate in trials. Vaccinations for dogs under one year old are valid for a year. Booster vaccinations for dogs over one year old are valid for two or three years according to the recommendations of the manufacturing laboratory.
If a distemper vaccination has expired it must be renewed at least 21 days before the Show or trials at the latest (21 days warning period).
At least 21 days must have expired between the dog's first rabies vaccination before the dog may take part in the show or competitions.
Rabies vaccination given to a dog under one year old is valid for one year. From then on the Rabies vaccinations are valid according to the recommendations of the manufacturing laboratory.
If rabies vaccination has expired it must be renewed at least 21 days before showing or competition (21 days warning period).
Dogs coming from abroad must obey the vaccination instructions by the Finnish Kennel Club as well as Evira´s (Finnish Food Safety Authority) valid import requirements. More instructions: Evira
Please note, that vaccination instructions for the show can be stricter than import requirements.
Further regulations related to infectious diseases:
If the dog catches distemper, infectious hepatitis, kennel cough or other infectious respiratory passage infection, parvo virus diarrhoea or other infectious gastroenteritis, a dog is not allowed to attend shows, tests, or competitions before at least two symptom free weeks have passed. The same limitation applies to symptom free dogs in the same household. External and internal parasite infections shall be duly treated before a dog is allowed to attend shows, tests, or competitions