Exhibitors undertake to observe these regulations. Only breeds recognised or provisionally recognised by FCI can be entered, as well as breeds recognized nationally in Denmark and are pedigree registered by Dansk Kennel Klub. In the latter case the breeds must be found in a special section in the show catalogue under the heading “breeds not recognised by FCI”.
All dogs must be registered in a kennel organisations approved by FCI.
All dogs are shown at the exhibitor’s own account and risk. The organizer cannot be held liable for damages caused by dogs or exhibitors.
Docking and cropping
According to Danish legislation, tail docking, ear cropping and removal of dewclaws with the purpose of changing the dog's appearance are forbidden.
All ear cropped dogs born after 30 June 2009 cannot be shown regardless of the dog's country of birth. Cropped dogs born before 1 July 2009 can only be shown if the dog has been born in a country where ear cropping is permitted. (Danish bred ear cropped dogs born after 1 January 1985 cannot be shown).
It may be possible to procure further information at the show secretariat regarding the state of affairs of ear cropping in other FCI countries. Tail docked dogs born after 1 June 1996 cannot be shown, regardless of the dog's country of birth. The prohibition also includes dogs that have been docked for veterinary reasons, irrespective of whether a veterinary certificate is presented.
The following breeds are excepted from the tail docking prohibition:
- Brittany spaniel
- German shorthaired pointer
- German wirehaired pointer
Titles at the FCI European Dog Show 2023
FCI European Winner 2023
The FCI-CACIB winners of each breed obtain the title FCI European Winner 2023 (EUW23).
In case of breeds provisionally recognized by the FCI, the FCI European Winner titles will be awarded to best male and best female from the intermediate, open, working and champion class. These breeds are not eligible for FCI-CACIB.
FCI European Junior Winner 2023
Best junior male and best junior female in every breed obtain the title FCI European Junior Winner 2023 (EUJW23) - provided that they have received the qualification “Excellent 1”.
FCI European Veteran Winner 2023
Best veteran male and best veteran female in every breed obtain the title FCI European Veteran Winner 2023 (EUVW23) - provided that they have received the qualification “Excellent 1”.
Future Hope of Europe 2023
Best minor puppy male and best minor puppy bitch in every breed obtain the unofficial title Future Hope of Europe 2023 - provided they have received the qualification "Very Promising".
Best puppy male and best puppy bitch in every breed obtain the unofficial title Future Hope of Europe 2023 - provided they have received the qualification "Very Promising".
At DKK-shows, all dog owners have the right to show dogs that have a pedigree in the DKK or any other club/organization recognized by the FCI. The pedigree MUST be available no later than on the day of the show for entries in official classes (from 9 months). For entries in unofficial classes (minor puppy or puppy class), a written confirmation from the kennel club of the country of registration that the dog is under registration in the organization in question is accepted.
Non-pedigree dogs as well as dogs that have been pedigree registered by an organization not recognized by the FCI are not allowed to participate.
Moreover, the DKK General Committee has in March 2022 decided that dogs from Russia and Belarus cannot take part in Danish shows due to the circumstances in the Ukraine. This applies to dogs owned/registered in Russia and Belarus.
The following FCI breeds have been banned in Denmark since July 2010 according to Danish national legislation:
American Staffordshire Terrier, Caucasian Shepherd Dog, Central Asia Shepherd Dog, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro, Kangal Shepherd Dog, Sarplaninac, South Russian Shepherd Dog, Tornjak, Tosa.
Please note that these breeds can compete for the FCI European Winner titles at the "10 Breeds Show" in Budapest, Hungary on 3 June 2023.
Link: 10 Breeds Show
When participating in a show or any competition or trial in DKK, a dog cannot be – or have been - treated with drugs that moderate or rouse its temperament, or affect its ability to perform.
There are several reasons that performance-enhancing drugs or treatments are not allowed prior to participating in trials or competitions.
Danish Beauty Championship – DKCH
The Danish Beauty Champion title is awarded to a dog that has won at least three certificates under three different judges at Danish shows recognized by DKK. The last certificate must – for all breeds – be obtained after the dog has turned 24 months. Dogs owned and registered in a country where the kennel club is recognised by the FCI can moreover become a Danish beauty champion by obtaining 1 Danish certificate (CAC) after 1 January 2008, if the dog has obtained a national beauty champion title in an FCI member country. In this case the Danish CAC does not have to be obtained after the age of 24 months, if the foreign national championship releasing the Danish championship has been obtained after the dog has turned 24 months. Dogs of breeds with trial requirements, HD requirements or other requirements for obtaining the Danish Beauty Champion title must of course in both above cases fulfil the requirements in question, before they can obtain the Danish Beauty Champion title. The specific breeds and requirements can be found in the group sections with special requirements for individual breeds to compete in specific classes, awarding of CACs and champion titles, as specified further down in these regulations. Danish-owned dogs must fulfil the requirements set for the breed in these regulations. Foreignowned dogs must have passed a trial that according to the Danish breed club can be juxtaposed with the Danish trial requirements, as well as fulfilling HD-requirements or other requirements that can be juxtaposed with the Danish requirements, there might be for the specific breed. In the cases where the Danish breed club does not want to decide whether the documentation sent by the foreign exhibitor or kennel club can be juxtaposed with the Danish trial requirement, the working trial certificate recognized by FCI is accepted as documentation for achieving the Danish Beauty Champion title. After achieving all certificates and the additional requirements for Danish Beauty Champion title, this must be reported immediately to DKK. This can be done via My Page at hundeweb.dk.
When participating at a DKK-event, you must be able to document that your dog is protected against distemper, parvo and infectious hepatitis. This can be done through a vaccination certificate or a positive titer value, proving the presence of protective antibodies.
For dogs over 21 weeks of age, at least one of the following forms of documentation must be shown:
- A certificate of vaccination, at least 7 days and maximum 4 years old and where the dog was at least 16 weeks old at the time of vaccination
- A positive titer value, no more than 4 years old and where the dog was at least 16 weeks old, when the blood test for the titer value was tapped.
For dogs between 12 and 21 weeks of age, at least one of the following forms of documentation must be shown:
- A certificate of vaccination, at least 7 days and maximum 5 weeks old
- A positive titer value, no more than 5 weeks old
Furthermore, foreign dogs must be vaccinated for rabies with regards to the current Danish legislation. Find it here.
There is no access for dogs under the age of 12 weeks.
The dogs that are shown must be in good mental and physical health condition and not show any signs of illness. Moreover, we refer to the provisions of the show regulations of the DKK. If a dog has caught a defect, which can be certified by a veterinary certificate, the veterinary certificate must be brought to the show. Please use the DKK veterinary certificate. The exhibitor pays for any treatment undertaken by the show veterinarian. The exhibitor must, however, have approved the treatment in advance.