Other information / Vaccinations / Anti-Doping
Cropped and docked dogs born after 1.1.2001 are not allowed to participate shows held in Finland.
Vaccination instructions for the Show
The show is subject to the vaccination directions approved by the Finnish Kennel Club.
The organizers are obliged to inspect vaccination certificates for all dogs taking part.
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 two weeks 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 years and no warning period is required. If a distemper vaccination has expired it must be renewed two weeks before the Show or trials at the latest (two weeks warning period).
At least two weeks must have expired between the dog's first rabies vaccination before the dog may take part in the Show or competitions.
Rabies vaccinations are valid for one year if given to a dog under one year old. However, rabies vaccinations are only valid for one year in the case of dogs taking part in ferreting trials or hunting. If rabies vaccination has expired it must be renewed at least two weeks before showing or competition (two weeks warning period).
The Anti-Doping rules, approved by the Council of the Finnish Kennel Club (27.11.2005) 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 www.kennelliitto.fi for current information.