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Keeping dangerous dogs permission

A permit is required for the keeping of a dangerous dog.

The law restricting the movement or importation of dangerous dogs into the country (HundVerbrEinfG) established a ban on the import and movement of certain breeds of dogs at the federal level. These are dogs of breeds:

  • Pitbull Terrier,
  • American Staffordshire Terrier,
  • Staffordshire bull terrier,
  • Bull terrier
  • and their crossings with each other or with other dogs.

Dogs of other breeds and their crossings with each other or with other dogs for which, according to the regulations of the country in which the dog is to be kept, a dangerousness is presumed, may not be imported into this country from abroad in accordance with Section 2 DogVerbrEinfG or are spent.

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

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