The Finnish Kennel Club’s Vaccination Regulations have been revised. The new regulations are valid as of February 1st, 2020. According to the revised regulations, the dog must have valid vaccinations against canine distemper, parvovirus, infectious canine hepatitis, and rabies in order to attend events held under the Finnish Kennel Club.
The Finnish Kennel Club’s Vaccination Regulations have been revised to meet the changed vaccination practices. Most dogs in Finland are already vaccinated in accordance with the new requirements.
The first vaccination against canine distemper, canine parvovirus, infectious canine hepatitis, and kennel cough (quadrivalent vaccine, or trivalent vaccine and kennel cough vaccine) is recommended to be administered to a 12-week-old puppy. The booster vaccine is administered 4 weeks after the first vaccination. The first vaccination against rabies is administered to a puppy at the age of 4 months. For a dog attending events, a yearly renewal of the vaccination against kennel cough is recommended. Dogs arriving from abroad are, in addition to the Finnish Kennel Club’s Vaccination Regulations, also subject to the Finnish Food Authority’s valid regulations.
If a dog contracts canine distemper, canine parvovirus, infectious canine hepatitis, kennel cough, or some other similar infectious respiratory or gastrointestinal tract inflammation, the dog in question may not attend an event before it has been free of signs of the relevant disease for at least two weeks. The same restriction also applies to dogs of the same household showing no signs of the disease. Parasitic infections must be duly treated before a dog may attend an event.
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