Bringing dogs into Sweden

To bring a dog into Sweden follow the regulations of the European Union (EU). Detailed information about the regulations can be found on the Swedish Board of Agriculture’s website (Jordbruksverket); www.sjv.se

Non-Swedish participates are responsible for obtaining information on the rules and regulations for reimporting into the owner’s native country.

When bringing a dog into Sweden, customs should be notified when crossing the border. Detailed regulations can be found at the Swedish Customs website (Tullverket); www.tullverket.se

Vaccination regulations

The vaccination regulations adopted by the Swedish Kennel Club apply at dog shows, trials and competitions. To be eligible for participation the dog must have an up-to-date distemper vaccination.

DISTEMPER VACCINATION
Participating dogs must have been vaccinated against distemper in accordance with the following:

  • Dogs under the age of one (1) year: at the age of at least ten (10) weeks.
  • Dogs over the age of one (1) year: the dog must be vaccinated at the age of at least ten (10) months, and not more than four (4) years ago.

PARVO VACCINATION
The Swedish Kennel Club recommends that all dogs are vaccinated against parvo virus.

PARAINFLUENZA
The Swedish Kennel Club also recommends that participating dogs are vaccinated against parainfluenza (kennel cough).

RABIES VACCINATION
For up-to-date information, please visit the Swedish Board of Agriculture’s (Jordbruksverket) website www.sjv.se

National regulations regarding cropped and/or docked dogs – trial and competitions

Dogs born on January 01, 2008, or later;

 DOGS WITH CROPPED EARS
– Dogs born in a country where ear cropping was not allowed when it took place may not participate.
– Dogs born in a country where ear cropping was permitted when it took place may participate

DOGS WITH DOCKED TAIL
– Dogs born in a country where tail docking was not allowed when it took place may not participate.
– Dogs born in a country where tail docking was permitted when it took place or has been docked on veterinary medical reason may participate.

Bitches in whelp, rearing/having rearing puppies

Bitches in whelp may not take part in trials, shows or competitions in the 30 days before whelping, calculated from 63 days after the first mating, and nor may they take part before 75 days after whelping, regardless of the outcome of the whelping.

Neutered male dogs and bitches – National regulations regarding medical/chip treatment

Male dog that has been neutered (castrated) by medical treatment or by chip treatment (Suprelorin) is not allowed to take part in shows, trials and competitions in Sweden. Exemption to take part is not available.

Male dog that has been neutered (castrated) by surgical treatment is allowed to a general exemption to take part in trials and competitions.

Bitch that has been neutered (castrated) by continuously medical treatment is allowed to a general exemption to take part in shows, trials and competitions.

National regulations against doping of dogs & dogs on medical treatment

DOPING AND OTHER INAPPROPRIATE MEASURES
Participating of ill or injured dogs is not permitted. Furthermore the dog must not be affected in any forbidden way, i.e. been subjected to measures aimed at inappropriately altering their appearance, performance or reactions/character, or intended to conceal signs of injury or illness.

For details of regulations regarding prohibited treatments and measures, please see National regulations against doping of dogs, which also includes instructions if possible to apply for exemption from the above regulations. It is the obligation of the person responsible for a dog to ascertain how a specific treatment or other measure may affect the eligibility of that dog to take part in a trial, competition or show.

If the management decides to carry out doping tests the person responsible for a dog is obliged to make that dog in question available for testing and for any further examination resulting from the test. For more information about actions and about waiting periods following medical treatment or other measures please contact the Swedish Kennel Club or e-mail to: dopk@skk.se.