Animal Welfare


In connection with questions concerning vaccination of dogs participating at the IFSS World Championships Dryland 2017 we inform that:

All dogs, including the ones that are not competing, must be vaccinated according to Polish law

– they must be vaccinated against rabies.

The anti-rabies vaccine must comply with requirements indicated in Annex III of the Regulation 576/2013

– they must have a pet passport

issued by a veterinarian authorized by the competent authority certifying valid anti-rabies vaccination, or revaccination, if applicable.

The date of vaccination does not precede the date of application of the transponder or the date of reading of the transponder or the tattoo indicated in the appropriate section of the identification document.

The period of validity of the vaccination starts from the establishment of protective immunity, which shall not be less than 21 days from the completion of the vaccination protocol required by the manufacturer for the primary vaccination, and continues until the end of the period of protective immunity.

Moreover we inform about vaccinations RECOMMENDED by organisers for dogs participating in the World Championships. According to the sleddog sports PASS rules:

„… All dogs present in the competition area must have valid vaccinations against rabies, canine distemper, infectious hepatitis, parvovirus, leptospirosis and kennel cough and be clinically healthy. Vaccinations not older than one year are considered valid. All dogs present in the competition area must be dewormed (at least 6 months prior to competition) and this fact must be confirmed in medical documentation …”

If you still have doubts, write directly to Chief veterinarian Malgorzata Szmurlo


Participants shall meet the applicable requirements as per the IFSS RR Part VI

If you are traveling to Poland from an EU country:

If you are traveling to Poland from outside the EU:



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