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German Breed Ban Legislation

This is the new law in NRW (area Muenster, Koeln, Duesseldorf, Dortmund). If you look in 2a and 4 No.5, you can see, that all "Schutzhund"-trained dogs go to dangerous dogs. They need lead and muzzle and are forbidden to breed.

The minister B. Hoehn blocked her email, but you can write in her guestbook on her homepage
http://www.baerbel-hoehn.de.

You can see that rottweiler and dobermann go to group 1+2. To own a dog higher as 40 cm or heavier as 20 Kg you need: A microship for your dog a report by the police an insurance for the dog a report, that you have knowledge about dogs and the dog is only allowed on lead.


Act on the owning, breed, education, and training of certain dogs (Act of Dogs of the Land Nordrhein-Westfalen) [...]
1 Area of application and compulsory registration

(1) This act is valid for the owning of dogs, that in fully-grown status, reach a withers height of 40 cm (15.7 inches) or alternatively, reach a weight of at least 20 kg (44 pounds). Furthermore, this act applies for the owning, breed, education and training of dogs fulfilling the criteria according to 2, as well as to dog races of the attachments 1 and 2 or cross-breeds of the races named in there with dogs of other races or half-breeds, independently from their height or weight.

(2) The owning of any dog according to the spirit of paragraph 1 is to be noticed to the competent regulatory authority by the owner.

2 Definition of terms

As dangerous according to the spirit of this act are regarded:

a) dogs, that are bred towards aggressiveness or readiness to combat or sharpness or other breeding characteristics equally in their effect or that have begun or completed a training disadvantageous for man, as a protection dog or a training for civil sharpness.

b) dogs, that have proven to bite according to the expert opinion of the veterinarian appointed by civil service.*

c) dogs, that have jumped on a person in a manner that is threatening danger

d) dogs, that have proven to uncontrollably hound or take game, cattle, cats or dogs.

3 Requirements for the owning of dos according to 1, (1), sentence 1

(1) Dogs addressed by area of application of 1, (1), sentence 1, may only be owned by persons, that have the accordingly necessary knowledge and skills (knowledge of the subject), and that have the accordingly necessary reliability. The knowledge and skills are to be proven by a certificate of the Chamber of Veterinarians of the Land Nordrhein-Westfalen.

(2) As knowledged in the spirit of paragraph (1) are to be regarded:
a) Persons, owning a dog in the spirit of 1, (1), sentence 1 for more than 3 years, in cases where no events have been recorded in relation on the part of the authorities for the prevention of cruelty to animals or local authorities, and that have insured that in written to the competent authority,
b) Owner of a hunting license or persons, that have successfully passed the hunting examination,
c) Persons, having an allowance according to 11, (1), No. 3, Letter a of the Act for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals regarding breed or owning of dogs.

(3) As a proof of reliability a certificate by the police, stating that the holder has no criminal record has to be presented (excerpt from the Federal Central Register).

(4) Dogs in the spirit of 1, (1), sentence 1 be taken leashed only in connection with built-up parts on public streets and places as well as in public means of traffic.

(5) For dogs in the spirit of this regulation the taking out of a liability insurance has to be proven. (6) Each dog in the spirit of this regulation has to be marked permanently with a microchip at the expenses of the owner. The identity of the dog (race, weight, height, age, colour of the fur, chip number) has to be notified to the competent authority.

4 Requirements for the owning, breed, education and training of dogs of the attachments 1 and 2 as well as of dangerous dogs

(1) The owning, education and training of dogs of the attachments 1 and 2, of cross-breeds of these races named in there with dogs of other races or half-breeds as well as of dangerous dogs in the spirit of 2 require the allowance of the local regulation authority.

(2) The allowance will be given to the filing person, only when 1. s/he has attained the age of 18,
2. s/he has proven his/her knowledge to the subject to the regulatory authority competent for the enforcement of the Act for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,
3. s/he has the necessary reliability
4. the premises, equipment, and outdoor enclosures serving the education, the breed, or the training is guaranteeing an accommodation behavourily applied and break-out safeness in order not to threaten the freedom from bodily harm of man or animal,
5. the requirements of 3 (3), (5) and (6) are fulfilled.

(3) Furthermore, owners of dogs in the spirit of 2 Letter a or attachment 1 allowance will only be given, if an overweighing special interest for the owning, education, or training is being proven. An overweighing special interest can be present, especially when it serves the survey of a threatened property.

(4) The allowance shall be given limited and with the reservation of withdrawal, and can be connected especially with provisions and conditions. Subject of a condition can also be the obligation of sterilization based on the expert opinion of the veterinarian appointed by civil service. Conditions can also be imposed, changed or added later. The allowance is to be withdrawn, if it becomes known later, that when allowance was given, one of the requirements of paragraph 2 was not present or a requirement has been cancelled after giving the allowance.

(5) The breeding with dangerous dogs in the spirit of 2 and with dogs of the attachment 1 is prohibited.

5 Reliability

(1) The necessary reliability ( 3 (3) 4 (2) Nr. 3) persons as a rule, do not have, especially when they are
a) or for wilful attack on life or health, rape, procuring, breach of the peace or trespass, obstruction of an officer in the performance of his duties, a criminal act constituting a public danger, or a criminal act against property or assets,
b) for a criminal act committed in a status of drunkenness or
c) for a criminal act against the Act of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Act of Weapons, the Act of the Control of War Weapons, the Act of Explosives, or the Federal Act of Hunting been finally sentenced, if more than five years have not yet been passed since the moment of legal force of the latest verdict. Not calculated in that deadline is the period, in which the applicant has been taken into custody of an institution upon order of a regulatory authority.

(2) Furthermore, the necessary reliability, persons as a rule do not have, when they,
a) offended against the provision of the Act of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Act of Weapons, the Act of the Control of War Weapons, the Act of Explosives, or the Federal Act of Hunting, or against 4 (1) or 6 (2) and (3) of this regulation,
b) is being supervised according to 1696 of the Civil Law ("BGB") on grounds of a psychic disease or a mental or psychic handicap,
c) is alocoholic or addicted to drugs, or
d) has given a false statement in the spirit of 3 (2), letter a.

6 Owning of dangerous dogs and of the dogs of the attachments 1 and 2

(1) Dangerous dogs and the dogs of the attachments 1 and 2, cross-breeds of the races named therein, cross-breeds of these races with dogs of other races or half-breeds are to be kept in a manner, that persons, animals or subjects are not being threatened.

(2) Within pacified properties dangerous dogs and dogs of the attachments 1 and 2, cross-breeds of the races named therein, cross-breeds of these races with dogs of other races or half-breeds are to be kept in a manner, that they can not leave it against the will of the owner.

(3) Outside of pacified properties, on access roads of houses for several families and in their stairwell, public streets and places, in public means of traffic an in public rooms, dangerous dogs and dogs of the attachments 1 and 2, cross-breads of these races with dogs of other races or half-breeds are to be kept leashed. Furthermore, they have to carry a device that prevents biting or another device equally in its effects. The owner or another supervisor has to be able by physical constitution to keep the dog safely leashed; the leash has to of such nature, that the dog can be kept safely. A supervisor other than the owner has to attained the age of 18.

(4) The competent regulatory authority can admit exceptions from paragraph (39, sentences 1 and 2 for dogs of the attachments 1 and 2, cross-breads of these races with dogs of other races or half-breeds, if these do not fulfil the criteria of 2, if the owner proves, that danger for the public safety is not be feared. The admittance of the exception can be limited and be given with the reservation of withdrawal, and can as well be connected with provisions and conditions. Conditions can also be imposed, changed or added later.

7 Prohitibition of the owning of dangerous dogs as well as of dogs of the Appendixs 1 and 2

(1) The competent authority has to prohibit the owning of a dangerous dogs as well as of dogs of the Appendixs 1 and 2, if facts justify the assumption, that the requirements for a permission of 4 (2) are not being fulfilled, or that by the owning a danger for life and health is given for man and animal.

(2) A prohibition according to (1) as well as other directions able to give protection against danger according to the acts of the local authority that are being ordered in individual cases, such as behavioural therapy, sterilisation, being looked after in a shelter, being taken in possession and euthanasia are permitted under compliance of the Law of prevention of cruelty to the animal, independently whether a permission has been applied for or been given according to 4.

(3) The owning of a dog in the spirit of 2 or the Appendixs 1 or 2 can also be prohibited, when a permission according to 4 has not been applied for within the time period stated by a competent authority, or has not been given thereafter.

8 Competances Competent authority in the spirit of this act is the local town's clerk office.

9 Exception of the area of application This act is not valid for dogs on duty employed by Federal Authorities or Authorities of the Land as well as for dogs on duty of the communities and connected communities.

10 Infringements

(1) Going against regulations is, who willfully or negligantly
1. does not give notice of the owning of a dog against 1 (1), 2. does own a dog, without having proven the nessary knowledge of the subject against 3 (1),
3. does give a false statement against 3 (2) letter a),
4. does not take dogs in the spirit of 1 (1) sentence 1 leashed in connection with built-up parts on public streets and places as well as in public means of traffic against 3 (4),
5. does not prove the taking out of a liability insurance against 3 (5),
6. does not permanently mark a dog with a microchip against 3 (6),
7. is breeding with dangerous dogs in the spirit of 2 or with dogs of the Appendix 1,
8. does within pacified property not keep dangerous dogs and dogs of the Appendixs 1 and 2, cross-breeds of the breeds identified in there, cross-breeds of these dogs with dogs of other breeds or half-breeds, in a manner that they cannot leave the property against the will of the owner.
9. does not take dangerous dogs and dogs of the Appendixs 1 and 2, cross-breeds of the breeds identified in there, cross-breeds of these dogs with dogs of other breeds or half-breeds, leashed against 6 (3) sentence 1, or does not provide dangerous dogs and dogs of the Appendixs 1 and 2, cross-breeds of the breeds identified in there, cross-breeds of these dogs with dogs of other breeds or half-breeds or their descendants with a muzzle basket or a device equally in its effect.

(2) The infringement can be punished with a fine of up to two thousand Deutsche Mark (1.022 EURO).

(3) [...]

12 Legal force, repeal, interim regulations

(1) [...]

(2) [...]

(3) The provisions of 3 (2), letter a) are valid for persons that have owned dogs in the spirit of 1 (1), sentence 1 for more than three years

(4) 4 (3) is not valid in regard to dogs according to 2, letter a) or Appendix 1, that have been owned by a certain person at the time when this act went into force.

Appendix 1

  1. American Staffordshire Terrier Pitbull Terrier
  2. Staffordshire Bullterrier
  3. Bullterrier
  4. Mastino Napolitano
  5. Mastino Espanol
  6. Bordeaux Dogge
  7. Dogo Argentino
  8. Fila Brasileiro
  9. Roman Combat Dog
  10. Chinese Combat Dog
  11. Bandog
  12. Tosa Inu

Appendix 2

  1. Akbas
  2. Berger de Brie (Briard)
  3. Berger de Beauce (Beauceron)
  4. Bullmastiff
  5. Carpatin
  6. Dobermann
  7. Estrela Mountain Dog
  8. Kangal
  9. Caucasian Ovtcharka
  10. Middle Asian Ovtcharka
  11. South-Russian Ovtscharka
  12. Karakatschan
  13. Karshound
  14. Komondor
  15. Kraski Ovcar
  16. Kuvasz
  17. Liptak (The Goral's Dog)
  18. Maremmo
  19. Mastiff
  20. Mastin de los Pirineos
  21. Mioritic
  22. Polski Owczarek Podhalanski
  23. Pyrenees Mountain Dog
  24. Raffeiro do Alentejo
  25. Rottweiler
  26. Slovensky Cuvac
  27. Sarplaninac
  28. Tibetan Mastiff
  29. Tornjak

1 Dogs with increased aggressiveness and dangerous potential

Dogs with increased aggresiveness and dangerous potential (fighting dogs) within the meaning of this decree are the following breeds and groups of dogs as well as crossbreeds amongst or with other dogs:

  1. American Pitbull Terrier or Pitbull Terrier
  2. American Stafford Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier
  3. Staffordshire Bullterrier
  4. American Bulldog
  5. Bandog
  6. Bullmastiff
  7. Bullterrier
  8. Dogue de Bordeaux
  9. Dogo Argentino
  10. Fila Brasileiro
  11. Kangal (Karabash)
  12. Caucasian Owtscharka
  13. Mastiff
  14. Mastin Espanol
  15. Mastino Napoletano
  16. Tosa Inu

2 Prohibition of possession

Possession of a fighting dog requires permission. It will only be granted, if a just interest for the possession can be proven, and if a petition for achieving the permission is filed in writing by Aug 15, 2000 with the authorized authorities.

3 Leading and confining of a fighting dog

(1) walking a fighting dog outside its confinement area must be done with leash and muzzle. The person walking the dog must be 18 years of age as well as mentally and physically able to do so.

(2) Properties and kennels where a fighting dog is held, must be fenced in and secured so that people outside the property and kennel are not in danger. Escaping from the kennel or property must be made impossible. Every door or gate to the property or apartment of the owner must bear a bright red sign at least 15 by 21cm with the clear writing "Warning, dangerous dog".

(3) Fighting dogs must be castrated or sterilized.

4 Prohibition to breeding, trading and acquisition

Breeding, mixing, trading, acquisition and discharge of fighting dogs is prohibited. It is allowed to discard to and accept by animal shelters as well as people having obtained permission according to 2.

5 Responsibilities

Responsible for enforcing this decree are the local authorities.

6 Failure to obey

(1) It is illegal within the meaning of 77 subparagraph 1 of the Hessian Law for Public Safety and Regulation to intentionally, deliberately or carelessly

  1. own a fighting dog ( 2, sentence 1) without permission after Oct 16, 2000
  2. walk a fighting dog without leash or muzzle
  3. holds a fighting dog contrary to 3, subparagraph 1, sentence 2
  4. contrary to 3, subparagraph 2, sentence 1 not sufficiently secures property and kennel
  5. contrary to 3, subparagraph 2, sentence 2 not puts up a warning sign
  6. contrary to 3 subparagraph 3 not has his fighting dog castrated or sterilized
  7. violates a prohibition according to 4 sentence 1.

(2) Failure to obey according to 77 subparagraph 1 of the Hessian Law for Public Safety and regulation can be punished with a fine up to 10,000 German Marks.

7 This decree is into effect as of Jul 6, 2000 and out of effect Dec 31,2004.

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