Keeping dangerous dogs Permission
A permit is required to keep a dangerous dog.
The Act on the Restriction of the Introduction or Import of Dangerous Dogs into Germany (HundVerbrEinfG) established a ban on the import and introduction of certain dog breeds at the federal level. These are dogs of the breeds:
- Pitbull Terrier,
- American Staffordshire Terrier,
- Staffordshire bull terrier,
- Bull terrier
- as well as their crosses with each other or with other dogs.
Dogs of other breeds as well as their crosses with each other or with other dogs, for which a danger is suspected according to the regulations of the country in which the dog is to be kept permanently, may not be imported or brought from abroad into this country according to § 2 HundVerbrEinfG.
As part of the approval procedure, the dog's ability to behave in a socially acceptable manner must be proven by means of a character test .
Muzzle and leash obligations or other requirements may also be imposed regardless of the determination of dangerousness or a permit.
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the district, the independent city and the Hanover region.
- Character test
Which documents are required?
- Certificate of good conduct (document type "O") for submission to an authority
- Character test
- Proof of competence
What are the fees?
Fees apply, please contact the competent authority.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Application Deadline: 3 Monthsfor the submission of the necessary documents
What else should I know?
In some municipalities, municipalities and cities, a higher dog tax is levied for dangerous dogs. The basis for this is the respective dog tax statute.
Some municipalities, municipalities and cities have separate municipal regulations for walking dogs in public, on playgrounds, etc.
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Consumer Protection and Regional Development
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.