On 8–10 August 2025, the Finnish Kennel Club will arrange the international kennel union FCI’s World Dog Show in Helsinki. The website for the show has been published today.

Thousands of dogs, exhibitors and visitors from all over the world are expected to arrive at the show in Messukeskus, the Expo and Convention Centre in Helsinki. In addition to the World Dog Show 2025, several specialty shows for different dog breeds will be arranged at Messuhalli on Thursday, 7 August 2025.

The website for the show is at www.wds2025.fi. At first, general information on the show, the Messukeskus venue and Helsinki will be published on the website. August is a good month for travellers in Finland, and the show will hopefully invite visitors to get to know Helsinki as well as the rest of Finland when the summer is at its most beautiful.

Information on the show’s judges will be published in December 2023 in connection to Dog Fair Finland. Registration for the show will open later.

PrimaDog is the main partner of the World Dog Show 2025

The partner of Finnish Kennel Club in the World Dog Show 2025 is the PrimaDog brand of the Finnish Prima Pet Premium Oy. Prima Pet Premium Oy is a petfood producer, importer and wholesale operator in Tampere.

“We are very happy to be able to collaborate with a Finnish partner, and I believe that the exhibitors and the audience of the World Dog Show 2025 will appreaciate this as well,” says Kimmo Mustonen, Board Vice President and Chair of the Show and Judges Committee at the Finnish Kennel Club.

“PrimaDog will eagerly participate in the amazing World Dog Show 2025 and warmly welcome all dog lovers,” says Tanja Yrjölä, Marketing Director at Prima Pet Premium Oy.

Specialty shows can be arranged on Thursday 7 August 2025

Many breed clubs have already expressed an interest in arranging a speciality show in connection to the World Dog Show 2025. A speciality show can be requested from the Finnish Kennel Club until 23 June 2023.

At the shows, different dog breed groups have been divided to be judged on three separate days.

  • FCI’s groups 3, 9 and 10 will be judged on Friday 8 August
  • FCI’s groups 2, 5 and 6 will be judged on Saturday 9 August
  • FCI’s groups 1, 4, 7 and 8 will be judged on Sunday 10 August

Follow news about the shows through the newsletter and Facebook page

We recommend that those interested in the World Dog Show 2025 subscribe to the newsletter on the webpage of the show. The show also has its own Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WDS2025Helsinki.


For further information, please contact:

Inquiries on show registration
Showlink Oy, Mon–Fri 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
tel. +358 9 8873 0320

Other inquiries