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Amendments to The Danish Act on Dogs

On 11 June 2014, the Danish Parliament has adopted amendments to the Danish Act on Dogs.

News, Published: 5. February 2015

​On 11 June 2014, the Danish Parliament has adopted amendments to the Danish Act on Dogs.

The amendments will come into force 1 July 2014.

In 2010, a prohibition of the ownership and breeding of 13 specified dog breeds and cross-breeds hereof was introduced. The prohibition has been evaluated during 2013. 

There will be no amendments to the prohibition based on the evaluation and the prohibition of specific dog breeds will be maintained. However, the so-called observation list will no longer be relevant.

The provisions also apply to tourists and others, who bring their dog to Denmark.

In pursuance of the Dogs Act, the police are obligated to euthanize dogs that savage a person or another dog in an attack. The amendments now introduce a new, more specific definition of savaging. Also according to these new provisions, the owner can request an expert assessment of the case.

Please refer to the website of the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.

The Danish Dog legislation