Dog Registration and Banned Breeds

Find out about the registration system and ID requirements for dogs in Denmark, plus information on prohibited breeds...

All dogs in Denmark must have an ID (microchip or tattoo) and must be registered with Dansk Hunderegister (the Danish Dog Register) before they are eight weeks old.

  • Dansk Hunderegister (in Danish)
    : Lyngbyvej 11, 2100 Copenhagen O
    Tel: 70 27 74 77
    Fax: 39 20 39 38

As of 2014, amendments to the Danish Act on Dogs obliges the police to euthanize dogs savaging another dog or a person in an attack. An assessment of the case can be requested by the owner.

Dangerous dogs

It is illegal to own, breed, or import the following kind of dogs, including mixed breeds: Pit Bull Terrier, Tosa Inu (Japanese Fighting Dog), American Staffordshire Terrier, Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, American Bulldog, Boerboel (South African Mastiff), Kangal, Central Asian Ovtcharka, Caucasian Ovtcharka, South Russian Ovtcharka, Tornjak, and Sarplaninac.

For dogs bought before 17 March 2010 the legislation does not apply, but there are very strict rules to observe.

For further information, contact The Ministry of Justice (Justitsministeriet).

  • Raadet vedroerende Hold af Saerlige Dyr (The Council for Specific Animals)
    At: Slotholmsgade 10, 1216 Copenhagen K
    Tel: 33 92 33 40