The FCI and the Finnish Kennel Club’s Dog Show Regulations are observed at World Dog Show 2025, and classes are determined accordingly.
Please note that the minimum age requirement of the dog must be met no later than on the day of the show.
Once the entry has closed, the class the dog has been entered to can no longer be changed.
|7 – under 9 months
|9 – under 18 months
|15 – under 24 months
|15 months –
|15 months – (result that qualifies for entry in Working Class must be recorded on the entry form, Working Class Certificate is required of foreign dogs)
|15 months – (Champion Certificate is required of foreign dogs)
|8 years –
7–under 9 months, unofficial class. The judge may award Honorary Prize to puppies he or she deems worthy of it. The best male and bitch puppy awarded with Honorary Prize participate in the Best of Breed Puppy competition.
9–under 18 months. Do not compete for CACIB, but compete for CAC, Junior CAC, Best of Breed Junior, and Best of Breed. The judge may, under his/her consideration, propose CACIB-Junior (CACIB-J) to the best junior male and bitch eligible for it.
15–under 24 months. Compete for CAC, CACIB, and Best of Breed.
15 months onwards. Compete for CAC, CACIB, and Best of Breed.
15 months onwards. Compete for CAC, CACIB, and Best of Breed. When entering Finnish dogs, the result that entitles for entry in Working Class must be stated on the entry form. For foreign dogs, a Working Class Certificate (WCC) must be enclosed with the entry. The dog is automatically transferred to Open Class if the WCC is missing or if the result stated on the entry form or recorded on the WCC is insufficient.
15 months onwards. For International or National Champions. When entering a foreign dog, a Championship Certificate must be enclosed with the entry. The foreign Champion title must be confirmed. The dog is automatically transferred to Open class if the Championship Certificate is missing. Foreign Champion dogs compete for CAC (unless the dog already is a Finnish Champion), all dogs compete for CACIB and Best of Breed.
8 years onwards. Do not compete for CACIB, but compete for CAC, Veteran CAC, Best of Breed Veteran, and Best of Breed. The judge may, under his/her consideration, propose CACIB-Veteran (CACIB-V) to the best veteran male and bitch eligible for it. The Best of Breed Veteran participates in the Best in Show Veteran competition.
For a dog and a bitch of the same breed and variety belonging to the same owner, shown by a single handler. In order to be eligible for entering in this class, both dogs must be individually entered in any of the previous, official classes. In each breed, four best braces are placed in order of merit. The best brace of the breed goes on to compete for Best in Show Brace.
For groups of three to five dogs of the same breed and variety, bred by the same breeder. The judge may award the group with Honorary Prize. In each breed, four best groups are placed in order of merit. The best group of the breed with Honorary Prize goes on to compete for Best in Show Breeder.
The result of the quality grading is indicated by the following colours:
Excellent – red
Very Good – blue
Good – yellow
Sufficient – green
Disqualified – grey
Cannot be judged – brown
Four best dogs in each class are placed in order of merit, provided that they have received at least the quality grading “Very Good”. The Best of Breed goes on to compete in the group finals.