Exhibitors

Cropped/docked dogs and banned breeds

Cropped/docked dogs and banned breeds

Cropped/docked dogs

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has granted permission for cropped/docked dogs to participate in the European Dog Show. The permission is only grated to dogs coming from countries where cropping/docking is still permitted (wherever they are resident) - with the exception of Norwegian owned dogs (except those docked for medical reasons, see §2 in the regulations). This permission has been granted for the European Dog Show only and breed specials hosted in connection with the European Dog Show.

Banned breeds

The Norwegian Kennel Club has applied for, and obtained, permission for dogs otherwise banned in Norway to participate in the European Dog Show. The permission is granted exclusively for this show and breed specials hosted in connection with the European Dog Show.

The following breeds are banned in Norway:

  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Fila Brasileiro 
  • Toso Inu
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Following conditions apply:

Dogs may enter the country no sooner than two days before the show, and must exit the country no more than two days after.

Owners will receive a confirmation from the Norwegian Kennel Club that the dog has been entered. Owners must be able to display said confirmation at any time.

Dogs must be kept under constant surveillance and on leash at all times.

Dogs may enter the country only via certain entry points:

  • Plane via Oslo Airport Gardermoen
  • Ferry via Oslo and Larvik
  • Car via E16 (Kongsvinger), E18 (Ørje) or E6 (Svinesund)

Dogs may only stay/visit the following counties: Hedmark, Østfold, Akershus, Oslo, Buskerud, Vestfold (please see map)

Owners must declare that the dog will be returned to its home country, and that they accept that failure to do so will result in a world-wide ban from participation in dog shows. To ensure that dogs return to their home countries, the Norwegian Kennel Club is collaborating with other kennel clubs, who will commit to confirming that the dogs have returned. Only dogs from countries whose kennel club has agreed to confirm this will be allowed to enter the European Dog Show.

The Norwegian Kennel Club hereby informs all owners of banned breeds that failure to comply with above conditions may result in your dog being seized and euthanized by Norwegian authorities.

Dogs of banned breeds from the following countries may enter the show (on the basis of the agreement with national kennel clubs:

  • Greece
  • Slovakia
  • Ukraine
  • Estiona
  • Puerto Rico
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Cyprus
  • Lithuania
  • United Kingdom
  • France (only American Staffordshire Terrier, Fila Brasileiro and Dogo Argentino) 
  • Czech republic
  • Hungary
  • Belgium
  • Russia
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Romania
  • Poland
  • Switzerland

Dogs of banned breeds from the following clubs may NOT enter the show:

  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Singapore (Breeds are banned in Singapore)
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • France (only Tosa Inu and Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, for the other breeds, se above)
  • Italy
  • Gibraltar
  • Germany
  • USA
  • Netherlands

If your kennel club has not accepted the agreement with the Norwegian Kennel Club, and you have questions and comments regarding this, please submit your enquiries to your national kennel club.

Amputated tails for medical reasons (applies to all other dog shows in Norway and all Norwegian owned dogs)

Previously, it has been forbidden for dogs with amputated tails to participate in dog shows. The change, effective March 1 2013, allows the participation of such dogs, provided the amputation was done for medical reasons, and the owner can provide a veterinary declaration explaining the reason for the surgery. This change encompasses all shows and trials where dogs compete/are rated for exterior or performance.

Dogs that have had their tails amputated for medical reasons prior to March 1 2013 are also allowed to participate, provided the owner can present a veterinary declaration explaining the reason for the surgery.

Owners of dogs with amputated tails who wish to enter their dogs to international shows in Norway must contact the Norwegian Kennel Club’s activities department to apply for this document. The application must include the dog’s pedigree name, breed, registration and ID number.

Once obtained, the permission to participate must be presented to either the ring secretary or judge (dog shows, obedience, agility) or to the trial manager (trials).

For rules regarding participation of dogs with amputated tails for health reasons.