What is considered doping?
It is not straight forward to list all allowed or illegal drugs. It is known from the human sports. Once rules are made, so are the ideas for loopholes. And there is always the potential danger that a list of legal and illegal drugs is three steps behind. Additionally, the possibility of testing or tracking the different drugs might not always available.
Therefore, DKK do not publish a list of illegal drugs, but will instead mention a series of examples of treatments that are unwanted in relation to all kinds of dog sports within DKK:
- Subduing of anxiety, aggression, or other mental issues
- Abatement of infections
- Treatment of so-called endocrine sufferings (imbalance in organs as thyroid gland, pancreas or adrenal gland)
- Remedial action of symptoms of skin diseases
- Treatment/prevention of cramps/epilepsy
- Remedial action of symptoms of heart diseases
- Chemical castration
- All surgical intervention that can suppress hereditary diseases or correct beauty faults (e.g. operation for entropion/ectropion, brachycephal syndrome, correction of bite or the like).
It is very different how long it takes for the different medical types to leave the body. You can, therefore, unintentionally participate with a doped dog, if it has been through some kind of treatment. To be on the safe side, you should ask the vet in charge how long the dog will be affected by the given medication.