Every fifth Household in Finland has a dog. For many Finns, their dog is not only a member of their family, but a whole lifestyle with shows, training, sports trials and being involved in canine clubs locally or nationally. Agility, hunting and obedience training are among the most popular activities besides attending dog shows. Over 145,000 enthusiasts took part in different trials in the year 2011. Finnish Kennel Club is very active in promoting responsible dog ownership and proud to announce that out of 600,000 dogs in Finland about 450,000 are purebred.
A world record for the largest FCI one-day show was set by the Finnish Kennel Club on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Helsinki Winner International Dog Show that had entry of a little over 7,500 dogs and broken on Sunday December 9 at Finnish Winner International Dog Show with entry of over 8,100 dogs that competed in conformation rings for the prestigious titles.
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