Planning on bringing your dog to Sweden and the show at Stockholm Hundmässa? You'll find practical information on this page about the requirements for travelling with dogs and the veterinary controls at Stockholmsmässan in Älvsjö.
Pet dogs have to meet certain conditions to be allowed to enter into Sweden, and also to be let into Stockholmsmässan and the dog show.
Bringing dogs to Sweden
You will find useful and up-to-date information on bringing dogs do Sweden at Jordbruksverket's website (The Swedish Board of Agriculture).
Please note that:
- it is prohibited to keep or own wolf hybrids in Sweden
- it is prohibited to keep or breed dogs particularly prone to aggression.
Bringing dogs to Stockholm Hundmässa
All dogs must pass the veterinary control at the venue. Only dogs competing at the exhibition with a ring card, and dogs with special permission may enter the exhibition area!
There are two veterinary controls, one at the East Entrance and one at the Main Entrance. They are open from 7 am to 11 am.
A vaccination check is carried out during the veterinary control. As an exhibitor, you are responsible for making sure that the competing dog have received the necessary vaccinations:
Canine distemper: Dogs competing at the exhibition must be vaccinated as follows against canine distemper: Dogs less than one year of age – at a minimum of 10 weeks. Dogs older than one year – at a minimum of 10 months or older, however, no more than 4 years ago. The so-called first vaccination may not be carried out less than 14 days prior to exhibition day.
Parvovirus Infection: Svenska Kennelklubben recommends that the dog is vaccinated against Parvo. For those recommendations which apply for the different Parvo vaccines, please consult your veterinarian.
Rabies: Any dog brought into Sweden against the current import regulations will be banned from the exhibition venue, and any possible show result for that dog will be annulled.
Contact the veterinary control at one of the two entrances any time between 7 am and 11 am. After that, you'll find the veterinarian at the main entrance at 1 pm, 3pm and 5pm. Bring your own tablets for the dog. No charge.