All Pets Entering the Venue should be Registered at the Entrance
All Pets have to undergo Vet Check and should show Vaccination
proof (Pet Passport or Letter from reputed Veterinary clinic) to allow entry into the Venue. Vaccination should have been carried out within the last 2 years.
All pets will be checked by our Official Vets health conditions
All Dogs will be tested for aggressiveness and Red - Green or Yellow Ribbons will be tied to their neck. This Ribbon should be worn at all times inside the Venue.
No EXTENDABLE Leashes will be permitted inside the Venue
Dogs or Cats participating in the Competitions should register at respective desks and pay fee for each competition. Others need not pay.
Cats should be carried in Cat Carriages at all times
No wild animals or endangered species will be permitted
Officials / Organizers can refuse entry for any without giving any reason.
The Pet owners should sign an undertaking at the entrance desk
Accepting responsibility for their pets and will compensate the damages caused by their pets.
The owners of pets bring their animals at their own risk. The Organizer or Officials will not be responsible for the actions of their pets.
Small dog owners must keep their dogs away big ones at all times to avoid getting hurt.
The 7th INTERNATIONAL DOG SHOW will be held at the ABU DHABI PET FESTIVAL 2017, on the 13 April 2018. The competitions will be held in line with F C I (FEDERATION CYNOLOGIQUE INTERNATIONALE) dog show rules and regulations. The show will be judged by FCI approved International Judges. The 1st International Dog Show was held on 7th & 8th November 2014, in Dubai at the PET FESTIVAL 2014 and the 2nd International Dog Show was held during the PET FESTIVAL 2015. The 3rd International Dog Show was held during the Abu Dhabi Pet Festival held on the 4th March 2016. The 4th International Dog Show was held on 9th Dec 2016, during the Dubai Pet Festival 2016. The 5th International Dog Show was held on the 3 Feb 2017 during Abu Dhabi Pet Festival. The 6th International Dog Show was held on 8th Dec 2017, during the Dubai Pet Festival 2017
The Registration of Dogs can be done online via this website and at the venue one day before the show. There will be competitions for older dogs under Veteran Class and there is also prizes for Child handlers.
The dogs’ welfare will be of UTMOST PRIORITY at the dog show.
Only breeds that will be shown are those for which breed standards have been definitively or provisionally accepted by the FCI and which are registered with the studbook or with the appendix to the studbook (waiting list) of an FCI member country or of an FCI non-member country whose studbook is, however, recognized by the FCI, or those breeds that are not yet recognized (neither definitively nor provisionally) by the FCI. However, in this case, the breeds will be recognized at a national level and have been issued pedigrees by a national kennel club, member or contract partner of the FCI. These breeds will appear in a special section (“breeds not recognized by the FCI”) in the catalog.
At all shows in which the CAC of the FCI is awarded, the division into groups in accordance with the current FCI Breed Nomenclature is absolutely obligatory.
These groups are as follows:
Group 1 Sheepdogs & Cattle Dogs, except Swiss Cattle Dogs
Group 2 Pinschers and Schnauzers – Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle
Group 3 Terriers
Group 4 Dachshunds
Group 5 Spitz and Primitive Types
Group 6 Scenthounds and Related Breeds
Group 7 Pointing Dogs
Group 8 Retrievers – Flushing Dogs – Water Dogs
Group 9 Companion and Toy Dogs
Group 10 Sighthounds
At all shows with few entries the organizers will have different Groups judged together in the ring of honour for “Best of Group” competitions;
At all shows, in addition to the designation of the breed in the relevant language of the organizing country, the schedule and the catalog should also include the country of origin of the breed and should be in one of the FCI four working languages.
Sick (temporarily ill or suffering from a contagious illness) or lame dogs or those males which show atrophy of the testicles and bitches which are lactating or which are accompanied by their puppies will be excluded from the dog show. Bitches on heat are not allowed to participate. Blind or deaf dogs are not allowed to take part in FCI, CAC shows. However, should this ruling not be observed and a judge discovers that a dog is deaf or blind, he will take the dog out of the ring.
Dogs with docked tails or cropped ears are to be admitted in accordance with the legal regulations of their home countries and those of the country where the show takes place. The judging of docked and undocked or cropped and uncropped dogs must be done without any discrimination and solely in accordance with the valid breed standard.
It is forbidden to treat the coat, skin or nose with anything that alters the structure, colour or form. It is forbidden to prepare the dog in the show ground with any substances or equipment. Only combing and brushing are allowed. It is also forbidden to leave the dog tied up on the trimming table longer than necessary for the preparation.
Micro-chips (ISO-standard) are accepted.
The organizing committee reserves the right not to accept the participation of any exhibitor at the show.
Double entries as well as late entries (after the closing date) are not permitted. Additional shows or competitions, when commonly held in the country where the CACIB show takes place, are permitted within the framework programe on the same showground, outside the official competition.
The following classes are compulsory at CAC shows sanctioned by the FCI:
Classes in which the CAC can be awarded:
- Junior Class (from 9 to 18 months) compulsory
- Intermediate class (from 15 to 24 months) compulsory
- Open Class (15 months and over) compulsory
- Working Class (15 months and over) compulsory
- Champion Class (15 months and over) compulsory
- Veteran Class (from 8 and over) compulsory
Classes in which the CAC cannot be awarded & optional:
-Baby Class (up to 6 months) optional
-Puppy Class (from 6 to 9 months) optional
The decisive date in respect of age is the day the dog is shown.
Optional Collective Classes/Competitions:
To compete in these classes/competitions, the dogs must be registered individually in one of the compulsory classes.
- Brace/Couple Class/Competition : a dog and a bitch of the same breed and variety and belonging to the same owner.
- Breeders Class/Competition : consisting of minimum three and maximum five exhibits of the same breed and variety, without distinction of sex, bred by the same person (same kennel name), even if they are not his property.
- Progeny Class/Competition : a sire or dam with minimum three and maximum five of his progeny (first generation, sons/daughters).
These optional classes/competitions should preferably be judged in the breed-judging rings.
Main ring Competitions:
Best of Group, Best in Show, Breeders’ Group, Progeny Group, Couple Class (Brace), Best Veteran, Best Junior, Best Puppy, Best Baby and Junior Handling must be judged by only one judge, who must be appointed in advance.
See More details under Rules & Regulations
The Competition will start at 4 pm and finishes at 7.00 pm. The event will be held in a closed and Air-conditioned hall / Tent.
There will be contest for the following titles:
Best Long Hair Cat
Best Short Hair Cat
Best in Show
Best Opposite Sex
Best Arabian Mau Cat
Special Prizes Competitions for Disabled Cats
The Contest will be judged by renowned judges of Middle East Cat Society and the Indian Cat Federation.
The participants can Register via this website or at the Show Registration Desk between 02.00 pm and 03.00 pm and collect their cage numbers.
There will be a Veterinary Check at the Entrance for all Cats. Pl present the vaccination papers. No Cats will be allowed without Vet Check and no entry for cats before 2.00 pm.
Cat Owners should bring their cats in their cat carriages only. No leashes or carrying them on hand will be allowed.
The Agility Rings at the ABU DHABI PET FESTIVAL provides a great opportunity for dog owners to allow their dogs to compete in events regardless of whether they are beginners, intermediate or experts.
The Agility ring has beginners, intermediate and expert competitions where you can test your's and your dog's skills. No time, no stress, no fear, it’s all about fun and happiness! Where the owner and dog were able to test the skills and get tips from professionals to help you prepare for the next competition!
How to Enroll & Participate:
There is no Pre-registration required for the Agility Rings
Owners can Register their Dogs at the Venue and collect their Nos.
The Entry Fee is AED. 20 /- per Dog.
Ring will be opened from 2.30 pm till 8.00pm
Winners will be selected from short listed entries from each round.
Final Winners – 1st – 2nd & 3rd place winners will receive Trophies and certificates
At this Pet Festival we are arranging a large area for Pets who need a home. One of the largest adoption drive with more than 10 animal welfare groups joining together to find homes for many lovely and healthy Dog & Cats. All pets at this adoption are Vet checked, vaccinated and in good health.
Come and Select your Lifetime friends here!
The Petting Farm at the Pet Festival provides an opportunity for Children and Pet lovers to see and pet various pets and farm animals in a very convenient area. It is an educational and thrilling experience for those, especially children, who rarely have the chance to see and feel these domestic pets. Attenders will assist and provide information on these animals.
You can also have photos taken with your favorite pets, to cherish the memory of your visit.
ABU DHABI PET FESTIVAL will also feature a exiting demonstration by the UAE Police's K9 Unit presented by the Abu Dhabi Police Security Inspection Department. The demonstration will be held between 6 pm and 7 pm at the venue. Visitors to the show should occupy the seats around the demonstration area in order to not miss this excellent show by the highly trained Canines.
The show will include the dogs and their handlers in a show of total obedience, bonding and control. The dogs will later present several dramatic demonstrations of false run, attack, vehicle attack, and search and rescue missions. The children will also have the chance to compete with the dogs in fun games such as tug-of-war and “who pops their balloons first”!
The Abu Dhabi Police dogs are of the highest quality, individually selected and specifically trained to accommodate the widely varying requirements of Law Enforcement. These would include detecting explosives, narcotics and drugs, searching for weapons, tracking and rescuing survivors during accidents or natural disasters, detecting criminals involved in thefts, homicides or prison runaways.
Our sincere thanks to the Abu Dhabi Police Security Inspection Department’s Lt. Hamad Al Azizi for accepting our invitation, and to his colleague Warrant Officer Mr. Karim and his team for bring us the excellent K9 show
Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) created the first dog squad in 1982 and later started the breeding centre in Al Ain to support their growing needs. A police dog is often referred to as a K9 which is a homophone of canine. K9 dogs are trained specifically to assist police and other law-enforcement personnel in their work.
The K9 section of Abu Dhabi police is also training civilian dogs on how to be obedient and guard their master’s home.“Dog owners can seek help from our professional K9 trainers who can teach dogs how to obey and execute orders. We have trained over 30 civilian dogs in our facility,” Lieutenant Hamad Mubarak Al Azizi, Office Manager of K9 Security Search Department