As of 01/07/2014, the law on dogs in Denmark has been deactivated. The old law from 1872, which stipulated that stray dogs could be shot, was completely repealed in 2010, and in 2014 deactivated.
There does, however, remain a list of 13 breeds of dog that are classified as “dangerous”. These so-called “list dogs” still may not be transported to, or kept or bred in Denmark.
These are the 13 breeds of dog that count as “list dogs”:
- Pit Bull Terrier
- Tosa Inu
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- Brazilian Mastiff
- Dogo Argentino
- American Bulldog
- Central Asian Ovcharka
- Caucasian Ovcharka
- South Russian Ovcharka
Holders of mongrels must be able to prove that their dog is not one of those on the list in case of doubt.