The Japanese Dog Specialty in Norway 2024

The Norwegian Nihon Ken Club, The Norwegian Akita Club, and the Norwegian American Akita Club welcome you to the Japanese Dog Specialty on May 18-19th, 2024. The weekend consists of three individual shows over two days. We also invite you to celebrate the Norwegian Constitution Day, 17th of May, together with us!

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How to enter your dog

Dates: May 18–19th

Entry deadline: May 6th

Place: Hunderfossen Camping, Fåberg, Norway

Judges: Ionut Ranga (Romania), Augustin Ionescu (Romania), Zoran Roknic (Serbia)

Breeds: Shiba, Akita, American Akita, Kai, Shikoku, Kishu, Hokkaido, Japanese Spitz

BIS finales: BIS puppy, BIS junior, BIS veteran, BIS, BIS couple, BIS breeder, BIS progeny + an unofficial BIS Supreme

Price: 375 NOK for adults, 300 NOK for puppies
There is a 50% discount from the third entered dogs (do not apply to puppies)

Please make sure you have all vaccines and dewormers in place before entering Norway. For more information about the rules for bringing your dogs into the country, see here.

There will be a veterinary available at the show site all weekend.

We recommend getting familiar with the The Norwegian Kennel Club’s Show Regulations before attending the show dog.


Friday 17th
Social afternoon with an unofficial match show, BBQ and games to celebrate our Constitutional Day!

Saturday 18th
12.00: The Norwegian American Akita Club (Norsk American Akita Klubb)
Ionescu: american akita*, kai, shikoku, kishu, hokkaido, japanese spitz
Ranga: akita
Roknic: shiba
BIS Judge: Augustin Ionescu

There will be an open BBQ and lottery sale in the late afternoon/early evening.

Sunday 19th
09.00: The Norwegian Akita Club (Norsk Akita Klubb)
Ionescu: shiba
Ranga: american akita, kai, shikoku, kishu, hokkaido, japanese spitz
Roknic: akita*
BIS Judge: Zoran Roknic

13.00: The Norwegian Nihon Ken Club (Japansk Urhundklubb i Norge)
Ionescu: akita
Ranga: shiba*
Roknic: kai*, shikoku*, kishu*, hokkaido*, american akita, japanese spitz
BIS Judge: Ionut Ranga

Unofficial BIS Supreme: All judges
In this finale, all BIS winners from all shows and classes are competing to win BIS Supreme. Only includes American Akita, Akita, Shiba, Kai, Shikoku, Kishu, Hokkaido.

* means that your breed needs to get a certificate from this judge/show to become a Norwegian Show Champion (if eligible). For Norwegian dogs, this counts as a big certificate. Only the breed belonging to the arranging club can get this. The Norwegian American Akita Club: American Akita, The Norwegian Akita Club: Akita, The Norwegian Nihon Ken Club: Shiba, Kai, Kishu, Shikoku, Hokkaido.


Do you want more information about where to stay during the long weekend? The show is held at Hunderfossen Camping in Fåberg, a village close to Lillehammer (about a 20 minute drive) and Hafjell (about 10-20 minute drive). Right next to the show area is Hunderfossen Amusement Park, which can be a lovely addition to your trip if you want to make it into a holiday.

Here are some tips on where to find accommodation during your stay. If you are bringing dogs, please make sure to clarify this with the accommodation before booking.

Hunderfossen Hotell
Hunderfossen Hotel has hotel rooms, apartments, and cabins only a short walk from the show area. Unfortunately, the number of rooms is limited, and it can be hard to find available rooms.

Hunderfossen Camping
Hunderfossen Camping is right by the show area and is open for vans, campers, and tents. They do not accept bookings online, so please contact them at with all questions.

Scandic Hafjell
This hotel is about a 7-minute drive from the show area.

Hafjell Hotell
Hafjell Hotell is another hotel about 7 minutes of driving from the show area. They have hotel rooms, apartments and cabins.

Topcamp Rustberg
This campsite is a 14 minute drive from the show area. You can book a cabin or bring your own caravan, motorhome, or tent.

There are a lot of private cabins and apartments available in Fåberg and Hafjell, as well as surrounding areas. This is a great option if you want something more private or are traveling as a big group of people.

There are more hotels, cabins and campsites available in the nearby area. Please use Fåberg and Hafjell as your search. If you are willing to drive longer, Lillehammer might be a great option with a lot of available accommodation.

We look forward to seeing you in May!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at