From now on you can enter for the VDH-European Winner & Spring Winner Show. A weekend of two International Shows where you can achieve International (CACIB) and National (CAC) titles with your dog. A top-class event with internationally renowned judges who can award attractive day titles for the CACIB dogs as well as in the junior and veteran classes. In addition, you can qualify for Crufts 2023 via the VDH European Winner Show.

If you enter twice, you have double the chance of winning titles & championships and receive a discount on the entry fee.

Hygiene concept

The current Corona Protection Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia ( does not stipulate any restrictions for events. There are therefore no corona-related access restrictions for the Hund & Katz trade fair.
We appeal to the self-responsibility of each individual and recommend wearing a medical mask if necessary - for one's own protection and above all for the protection of fellow human beings who are particularly at risk.

We continue to provide for various hygiene measures. These include:

  • Modern ventilation systems that ensure constant airing of the halls.
  • Widened aisles and sufficient space in the common areas
  • Provision of disinfectants and regular cleaning of all contact surfaces and sanitary areas

Animal Protection Dog Ordinance

The Animal Welfare Dog Ordinance provides for a ban on showing dogs that exhibit torture breeding characteristics. In order to be able to dispense with veterinary entry checks and examinations of the show dogs at the entrance, the VDH, in cooperation with the responsible authorities, has developed the following concept for the VDH European Winner & Spring Winner Show. This concept provides that veterinary certificates must be submitted in advance for each participating dog. The relevant forms and further information can be found here.

Exclusion of exhibitors from Russia and Belarus

By decision of the VDH Executive Board, exhibitors and sportsmen from Russia and Belarus are excluded from VDH shows, tests and sporting events until further notice. No dog belonging to a (co-)owner resident in Russia or Belarus shall be admitted to VDH shows, tests and sporting events.

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Vaccination Document/Pet Pass

The dogs being brought to an event (show) must have a proof that they have been vaccinated against rabies at least three weeks before the start of the show (bring vaccination documents/EU pet pass). The rabies vaccination is valid for 12 months from the day of the vaccination. If a longer period is to be made valid, then this extended period must be noted officially in the vaccination documents or in the pet pass in the field marked „valid until“. If a dog receives a re-vaccination against rabies within the validity period, then the so-called 3 week deadline no longer applies. For primary vaccinations, the dog must have been at least three months old at the time of the vaccination and the vaccination must have taken place at least 21 days before the event.

Areas for the exhibitors

Specific areas (shaded in the hall plan) solely designated for exhibitors can be found in each hall. In this way we ensure that the evacuation routes in the halls remain clear and unobstructed by equipment (pet carriers, grooming tables, chairs, etc.). In these areas the exhibitors have the opportunity to prepare their dogs in peace and wait for the competitions. We request that you make use of these designated areas near your ring. Our staff is available to answer any questions and will show you your respective spaces. Because of security reasons it is forbidden to use crate fences.

No dog boxes are provided.