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Persons or bodies for the acceptance of competence tests for dog owners Recognition


Persons or bodies that carry out the competence tests prescribed by the Lower Saxony Law on the Keeping of Dogs (NHundG) require prior recognition to prove the knowledge and skills required for this.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district, the district-free city, the Hanover region and the Zweckverband Veterinäramt JadeWeser. For applicants from other federal states, the responsibility lies with the Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection.

This procedure can also be carried out through a "Point of Single Contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by municipalities and the state for service providers.

Which documents are required?

  • Documents showing suitability for acceptance of proficiency tests

What are the fees?

There are fees according to the annex to §1 of the Fee Schedule for Administration in the Field of Consumer Protection and Veterinary Affairs (GOVV) in accordance with Section XVII.1.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Processing duration

Processing Time: 3 Months
§ 3 paragraph 5 Lower Saxony Law on the Keeping of Dogs (NHundG)

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Consumer Protection and Regional Development

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)