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 DOCKED/CROPPED DOGS IN SHOWS
 STATEMENT BY THE MAIN BOARD OF THE POLISH KENNEL CLUB

In connection with the amendment of the Animal Protection Act (Dz.U. [Journal of Laws] from 2011, No. 230, item 1373), which in article 6, paragraph 2, item 1 unequivocally prohibits cropping the ears and docking the tails, the Main Board of the Polish Kennel Club adopted the following resolutions:


1. All dogs born in Poland after 01.01.2012 must have their ears and tails left natural.

2. The Main Board of the Polish Kennel Club at the meeting on 16.09.2015 decided that from 01.01.2016 any cropped/docked dog born in Poland after 01.01.2012 would be banned from Polish dog shows.

3. The dogs born in countries where cropping/docking is prohibited cannot be entered into the show.
The dogs can be entered into the show only if their ears and tails are left natural.

The dogs born in countries where cropping/docking isn't prohibited can be entered to the shows regardless of whether they are cropped/docked or have their ears and/or tails left natural.

When submitting entries of cropped/docked dogs born abroad for dog shows in Poland, substantial is the current legal status concerning cropping/docking in the country of origin, not the date of birth of the dog.