Visitors to Hund & Katz can look forward to a spectacular program: The focus will be on the exciting pedigree dog competitions, where dogs from over 240 different breeds will vie for places on the winners' podium.

Variety is also offered by the supporting and show program: In addition to the fast-paced Frisbee show, there are, among other things, the qualifying runs for the Agility World Championship, four-legged TV stars or the helpers on four paws. Another sporting highlight is the German Dog Dancing Championship.

Trade show app: All schedules, exhibitors and plans

In our new web app you will find all relevant information about the trade show. Simply go to the link and get started. No download is required. And there's free WiFi at Messe Dortmund.

Purebred dog competitions

Among the highlights of the fair are the major pedigree dog competitions of the VDH European Winner & Spring Winner Exhibition. Dogs from over 240 breeds are expected in total.

The whole world of cats

One of the absolute highlights is the cat show for all recognized breeds of the Felidae e.V. with over 500 cats. This will be the visitor magnet in Hall 5 from Friday to Sunday.

Show program

The all-day show program is also worth seeing. Starting with the rapid qualifying runs for the Agility World Championship, the spectacular KONG Frisbee show, and much more.

Which breed suits me?

Are you looking for the dog that best fits your life? Then you've come to the right place at Hund & Katz in Hall 5 - here the various dog breeds are presented on an action stage.

Dog trainer advice

If you want to get active with your dog, our clubs offer all known and modern sports from agility to rally obedience and will be happy to advise you at the information booths in Hall 5. In addition, you can get active yourself with your dog.

Dog sports

Dog sports at the highest level are offered at Hund & Katz. Starting with agility, a sport for dogs of all sizes that involves overcoming an obstacle course.

Health check

At the stands of our Premium Partners in Hall 4, you can have a free dental check (Royal Canin) and health check (animonda) performed for your dog by experienced veterinarians.

Helpers on four paws

The right way to deal with dogs has to be learned: What is the best way to approach a dog? How do you touch it? To ensure that children who grow up without a dog of their own are not afraid of dogs and have the opportunity to learn how to handle them correctly, the human-dog teams of the "Helpers on Four Paws" visit kindergartens, schools and events.


After a two-year break, the DOGLIVE multi-talent will be sought again this year. In a 3-4 minute performance in front of an expert jury, two- and four-legged friends have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills. The possibilities are very diverse: Whether DogDance, Dogcomedy, TrickDogging or other elements - a human-dog team is sought that knows how to inspire.