For more than 60 years, the Nordic Kennel Union has been the unified voice of the Nordic countries in the dog world.
In November of 1954, a Nordic conference was held with members from each Nordic kennel club. The attendees discussed, among other things, the FCI and its organisation. It was decided that a Nordic committee would be formed to solve the question of how to become a champion. Committees were also assigned to consider the possibility of common Nordic regulations for judging trials for British pointers, earth dogs and utility dogs.
Two years later, in 1956, the Nordic Kennel Union was officially formed at a conference in Helsinki. The first championship show where the title Nordic Winner was awarded was in the late 1970s.
Since then, the NKU has continued its close cooperation, based on mutual respect for each other and for majority decisions.