Rules and regulations
By signing the entry form the exhibitor guarantees to obey the valid Regulations and Vaccination Instructions of the Finnish Kennel Club.
The Finnish Kennel Club’s Dog Show regulations (pdf)
Since 1.1.2001 all the dogs that are participating at the show or trials must be identified by a microchip or clearly readable tattoo. Microchip must be in accordance with ISO 11784/11785 Standard.
The Anti-Doping rules concern all the shows, trials and tests approved by the Finnish Kennel Club.
The show and trials are 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.
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.
Please, check the custom regulations for importing dogs to Finland. Check also your own country’s regulations when turning back.