Trials and competitions
In Finland, different kinds of competitions and trials are extremely popular. Currently, there are approximately 70 different trials. In 2017, a total of 177,298 dogs attended competitions and trials.
Dogs’ different purposes of use have adapted the breeds into the desired direction, and certain strong natural abilities have been developed for different breeds. The range of purposes of use is vast, all the way from hunting hounds to shepherd dogs. In addition, the competitions and trials also include those that are not so-called breed-specific trials but competitions and trials suitable for all breeds. These include, among others, agility, dog dance and obedience training.
NB! Please, get acquainted with the Finnish Kennel Club's regulations about vaccinations and infectious diseases before entering your dog to a trial or competition in Finland.