Dog laws and other issues
If you bring your dog on holiday with you, it is important to obey the rules in Denmark, which also apply to you as a dog owner. In addition, there are a number of breeds classified as dangerous, that are prohibited in Denmark.
The keeping, breeding and importation of the following 13 dog breeds is prohibited in Denmark if they were acquired after March 17th, 2010. Offenses are punished with a fine or a prison sentence of the dog owner, as well as with the dog being put to sleep.
1) Pit Bull Terrier
2) Tosa Inu
3) American Staffordshire Terrier
4) Fila Brasileiro
5) Argentine Dog
6) American bulldog
9) Central Asian Ovtcharka
10) Caucasian Ovcharka
11) South Russian Ovcharka
The prohibition also applies to crossbreeding of the dog breeds in question. It is up to the owner of the dog to document the breed or type, as well as the time of purchase.
People who bought dogs of the breeds in question before March 17th, 2010 must lead the dog on streets, paths, footpaths and other places on a leash no longer than 2 m. The dog must wear a securely locked muzzle.
All other dogs are allowed in Denmark.
If a dog (no matter what breed) attacks a person, causes significant damage to others or if there are other reasons to suspect that the dog is dangerous for the environment, the police can order a leash, a muzzle or both, as well as the euthanasia of the animal in question.