The Finnish Kennel Club’s Board has decided to prohibit dogs living in Norway from participating in canine events in Finland. The prohibition is valid until further notice. The situation is re-evaluated next week. The Swedish and Danish Kennel Clubs made a similar decision yesterday. The prohibition is caused by a serious epidemic affecting several dogs in Norway.

The Norwegian Kennel Club informed yesterday that due to a severe illness that has affected dogs in the Oslo region, most canine events in Norway during 7th and 8th September 2019 have been cancelled. Cases have been discovered in other areas of the country, as well. The Norwegian Kennel Club has contacted veterinary authorities in Norway and the situation is investigated.

Affected dogs in Norway have suffered from symptoms such as blood-tinged diarrhoea and vomiting. Their general condition has worsened rapidly.

The Finnish Kennel Club follows up on the situation and gives out further information as soon as its obtained. Showlink Oy is responsible for the Finnish Kennel Club's dog show services and has informed Norwegian exhibitors of the Board’s decision.

Information regarding the situation is updated on the Norwegian Kennel Club’s website.

For more information

Harri Lehkonen
Chair of the Finnish Kennel Club’s Board
tel. +358 50 329 2188

Dog shows
Showlink Oy
tel. +358 9 8873 0311

Trials and competitions
Kaisa Åkerman
Trial and Competition Secretary
tel +358 9 8873 0286