Dangerous dogs apply for permission Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

To keep a dangerous dog, you need a permit. By law as dangerous dogs are dogs of the following breeds including dogs, which descend from these breeds: American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier. In addition, dogs are considered dangerous, which have an increased aggressiveness or have already become conspicuous as biting.

In addition to the application form, the following documents must be submitted:


Preconditions
In the context of this authorisation procedure, in addition to the necessary expertise and reliability of the keeper, a legitimate interest in keeping a dangerous dog must also be demonstrated. In addition, you must be 18 years of age. As the keeper of a dangerous dog, you must take out and maintain liability insurance to cover personal injury and property damage caused by the dog with a minimum insurance sum of EUR 500,000 for personal injury and EUR 250,000 for other damages. Dangerous dogs must be permanently and unmistakably marked with an electronically legible chip in such a way that their identity and danger can be established. The marking shall be proven by a veterinary certificate.

Hints
The importation or movement of dangerous dogs into the federal territory is regulated by the act restricting the movement or importation of dangerous dogs into the country. Further information can be provided by the Trier Supervisory and Services Directorate as the regional regulatory authority.