Vaccination Regulations of the Finnish Kennel Club 

In order to attend an event, a dog must have the following valid vaccinations:

Vaccinations against canine distemper, canine parvovirus, and infectious canine hepatitis: A dog must be vaccinated against canine distemper, canine parvovirus, and infectious canine hepatitis at least twice. On the day of the event, at least 21 days must have passed since the administration of the booster vaccination (three-week withdrawal period). A booster vaccination administered to a dog less than one year old is valid for one year. Booster vaccinations administered to a dog that is at least one year old are valid in accordance with the summary of product characteristics for the vaccine in question.

Vaccination against rabies: On the day of the event, at least 21 days must have passed since the administration of the dog’s first vaccination against rabies (three-week withdrawal period). A vaccination administered to a dog less than one year old is valid for one year. Vaccinations administered to a dog that is at least one year old are valid in accordance with the summary of product characteristics for the vaccine in question. 

Previous vaccinations must be recorded in the pet passport or other vaccination certificate by a veterinarian.

If a dog’s vaccination has expired, the vaccination must in all cases be renewed at least 21 days before the event (three-week withdrawal period). A dog may attend an event the day after the withdrawal period has ended, i.e. on the 22nd day after the administration of the vaccination.

Dogs arriving from abroad are, in addition to the Finnish Kennel Club’s Vaccination Regulations, also subject to the valid regulations of the Finnish Food Authority. The Finnish Kennel Club’s Vaccination Regulations may differ from the vaccination requirements for import. Valid requirements can be found on the website of the Finnish Food Authority. 

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.

Regulations for import

Vaccination as well as other requirements and recommendations for import can be found on the website of the Finnish Food Authority.

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Vaccination Regulations of the Finnish Kennel Club
The Finnish Kennel Club’s Vaccination Regulations for dog shows and trials. Valid as of 1.2.2020.
Updated 7.1.2020
Vaccination Regulations
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Vaccination Regulations of the Finnish Kennel Club
The Finnish Kennel Club’s Vaccination Regulations for dog shows and trials. Valid as of 1.2.2020.
Updated