The Dog Dancing European Open Championship is an International Dog Dancing competition which is officially recognized by the FCI. The championship is always hosted by a European country, but participants from outside Europe are welcome to enter. It is organized applying the current Regulations for FCI International Dog Dancing Competitions and the related regulations and guidelines with the exception that the competition is OPEN to all dogs, with or without pedigree. All National Member Organizations of the FCI or National Organizations with a close relationship to the FCI are invited to participate in this event. If an NCO does not send a team, it is possible that an independent national team or individual participants may register and attend the event with the approval of their NCO.
All competitors must be citizens of the country which they represent, or they must have their main residence there. For all participating dogs, a record book or a license must be presented, issued by the sending National Member Organization of the FCI or a National Organization with a close relationship to the FCI.
The individual EO-winners of the previous championship are automatically qualified without imposing on their country’s number allocation. If their NCO accepts them participating as an extra participant outside the allocated 4+1 spots on their national team, their result will not count towards the team result in the competition.