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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. 

Judges decision will be final and binding. 


  • 01.00 pm till 3.00 pm - Registration at the Venue
  • 03.00 pm - Group 1 / Group 2 / Group 3
  • 04.00 pm - Group 4 / Group 6 / Group 8
  • 05.00 pm - Group 6 / Group 7 / Group 10
  • 06.00 pm - Group 9
  • 07.00 pm - Child Handlers
  • 08.00 pm - Best in Show
  • 09.00 pm - Prize Distribution
  • Benching time - 09.00 pm


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.

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