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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.

Process flow

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.

Requirements

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 Months
for 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

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies


Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Sicherheit und Ordnung
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Timetable
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Timetable
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Data protection information


Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Timetable
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Timetable
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Stadt Meppen
Address: Markt 43, 49716 Meppen
Timetable
Telephone: 05931 153
Fax: 05931 153-5253
Opening Hours:
Mon to Wed: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registry Office Meppen Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (afternoons by appointment only) Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Department of Labour and Social Affairs Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and by appointment

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Timetable
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

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