Questions & Answers

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions of our visitors. If you have a request that has not yet been explained here, please write to us, because we can only answer questions if they are asked.

Hund & Katz 2022 will take place from May 27-29, 2022.

Information on how to get there by car, train or plane can be found here.

The Hund & Katz is open daily from 10:00 - 18:00.

Tickets are available exclusively through our online store. Please note that there will be no box office.

VDH Service GmbH, a subsidiary of the Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen (VDH) e.V. is the organizer of this trade fair, at which photographs and film footage will be taken.

VDH Service GmbH, a subsidiary of the Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen (VDH) e.V. will use this material as part of its reporting on today's event, for its general press and public relations work, in particular on social media, on the Association's website and in other Association media, and for documentation purposes. Furthermore, the material may be passed on to other media for the public relations work of VDH Service GmbH, a subsidiary of the Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen (VDH) e.V..

If you do not wish to be included, please contact the show office.

The data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no legal obligations to retain them.

VDH Service GmbH
Westfalendamm 174, 44141 Dortmund, Germany
www.vdh.de
Local Court Dortmund HRB 18593
Managing directors: Leif Kopernik, Jörg Bartscherer

Visitor dogs are very welcome to come along. They will need a valid rabies vaccination (vaccination card will be checked at the entrance) and a ticket. Other health certificates are NOT required. Dog tickets are available exclusively through our online store. Please note that there will be no box office.

Admission only with valid anti-rabies vaccination
Dogs brought to this event must be vaccinated against rabies at least three weeks before the event (bring your vaccination card/EU pet passport). The rabies vaccination is valid for 12 months from the day of vaccination. If a longer validity is to be claimed, this must be proven by entering the validity in the vaccination certificate or in the EU pet passport in the field "Valid until". If a dog vaccinated against rabies is revaccinated against rabies before the end of the validity of the existing vaccination, the so-called 3-week period does not apply. In the case of a first vaccination, the dog must have been at least 3 months old at the time of the vaccination and the vaccination must have taken place at least 21 days ago at the time of the event. Young dogs born and raised in Germany (age less than 15 weeks) that have no or not yet effective vaccination protection against rabies may only be admitted if the owner presents a veterinary certificate stating that the dog has been examined and found to be free of clinical signs of rabies. This certificate must not be older than 10 days. Young dogs or cats from abroad (age under 15 weeks) are not admitted.

Dog tickets are available exclusively through our online store. Please note that there will be no box office. Dogs are only admitted with a valid rabies vaccination.

You can find all the information here.

There are no corona-related access restrictions for Messe & Katz. You can find more information here.

The new Corona Protection Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia no longer requires the wearing of a mouth/nose protection. However, we appeal to the self-responsibility of each individual and recommend wearing a medical mask - for one's own protection and that of fellow human beings who are particularly at risk.

No. The new Corona Protection Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia no longer requires proof of vaccination protection, convalescent status or a current Corona test. However, we ask everyone to behave in such a way that they do not expose themselves or others to unreasonable risks of infection.

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 rest areas
  • provision of disinfectants and regular cleaning of all contact surfaces and sanitary areas

The new Corona Protection Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia no longer requires the wearing of a mouth/nose protection. However, we appeal to the self-responsibility of each individual and recommend wearing a medical mask - for one's own protection and that of fellow human beings who are particularly at risk.

The new Corona Protection Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia no longer requires the wearing of a mouth/nose protection. However, we appeal to the self-responsibility of each individual and recommend wearing a medical mask - when you move around the grounds. You can, of course, remove the mask at the seats in the catering area.

If the Dog & Cat Covid-19 is cancelled due to circumstances, we will refund the full ticket price.

We have realized an informative and entertaining day program for you. You can find the program here.

You can find all the information here.

Please note that the admission ticket to Hund & Katz does not include the use of public transport, a separate ticket must be purchased.

You can find all the information here.

You will find all information on barrier-free access to the Dortmund exhibition center at: https://www.westfalenhallen.de/messen/fuer-besucher/barrierefrei.html

Smoking is only permitted in the areas designated for this purpose.

There is no childcare on the location.

Photography and filming at Hund & Katz is permitted for private, non-commercial use.

Photography and filming for commercial use (such as, among other things, the resale of images and films in digital or printed form) is subject to restrictions and requires the express permission of the organizer.

You can find information about accommodation here.

Tickets are excluded from exchange. If the Hund & Katz is cancelled due to Covid-19, you will of course receive a full refund.

The Animal Welfare Dog Regulations apply to all forms of competitions and trials. Every dog participating in the mixed breed competition needs a veterinary certificate. With costs of 80-200 EUR this is not reasonable for visiting dogs and we have therefore decided not to offer the competition.

Yes. We are pleased to offer you access to the City of Dortmund's city WiFi, which is operated by the telecommunications provider DOKOM21.

It goes without saying that Wi-Fi use is completely free of charge for visitors, exhibitors, event organizers and anyone else on the exhibition grounds.

Accessing the WiFi takes just a few steps:

  • Switch on the Wi-Fi on the terminal device
  • Connect to the WiFi network "Hotspot Westfalenhallen
  • The Westfalenhallen Dortmund login screen opens up
  • Alternatively: Open browser (Safari, Firefox etc.)
  • Call up any unencrypted page (e.g. www.web.de).
  • You get to the login mask
  • Click on the button "Free access
  • Accept the terms and conditions (check the box) and click the "Log in" button.
  • Done.

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