In Finland, there are approximately 13,000 dog breeders who have bred a litter in the past five years. Most of the breeding is very small scale home breeding. It is important for the breeders to know their breed and the matters affecting its health extremely well in order to take these matters into account in their breeding and to give puppy buyers important information to support dogs’ development and well-being.

The Finnish Kennel Club supports responsible canine breeding. Breed clubs and associations promote the breeding of their breeds. The Finnish Kennel Club and the breed clubs joint guidelines for breeding and its guidance are defined in the Finnish Kennel Club’s general breeding strategy.

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The Finnish Kennel Club’s General Breeding Strategy 2018–2022
The Finnish Kennel Club's General Breeding Strategy outlines the goals of dog breeding and how it is supervised in Finland. The strategy is valid as of 1.1.2018.
Updated 9.10.2018
Kennelliiton yleinen jalostusstrategia 2018-2022
Kennelliiton yleinen jalostusstrategia linjaa koiarnjalostuksen tavoitteet ja ohjauksen Suomessa. Strategia on voimassa 1.1.2018 alkaen
Updated
Finska Kennelklubbens allmänna avelsstrategi 2018–2022
I Kennelklubbens allmänna avelsstrategi stakas ut målsättningar för hundavel. Vidare redogörs för styrningen av hundavel i Finland. Strategin gäller från och med 1.1.2018
Updated
The Finnish Kennel Club’s General Breeding Strategy 2018–2022
The Finnish Kennel Club's General Breeding Strategy outlines the goals of dog breeding and how it is supervised in Finland. The strategy is valid as of 1.1.2018.
Updated