Important information!

Please note that dog tail docking and ear cropping are illigal in Denmark and dogs with a docked tail or cropped ears cannot compete in Denmark under any circumstances. It is not a Kennel Club rule. It is the Danish law and dispensation has never been given, even if the tail/ear was amputated because of an accident/illness.

Also please note that the following breeds are banned in Denmark and cannot enter the OEC:

  1. Pitbull terrier
  2. Tosa inu
  3. American staffordshire terrier
  4. Fila brasileiro
  5. Dogo argentino
  6. American bulldog
  7. Boerboel
  8. Kangal
  9. Centralasiatisk ovtcharka
  10. Kaukasisk ovtcharka
  11. Sydrussisk ovtcharka
  12. Tornjak
  13. Sarplaninac

Once again it is not a Kennel Club rule, but Danish law.

We are sorry if this stops anyone from entering.


Denmark’s new Dog Act banning 13 breeds goes into effect July 1, 2010. The following breeds are targeted though dogs said to be pit bull terriers and Tosas were banned in 1991:

 American Staffordshire Terrier

 Central Asian Ovtcharka

 Dogo Argentino

 Fila Brasileiro

 Caucasian Ovtcharka


 South Russian Ovtcharka


 Tosa (banned in 1991)

 American Bulldog



 Pit bull terrier (banned in 1991)

The new law provides that dogs of these breeds and crosses containing these breeds are not allowed to be bred, purchased, sold, imported, exported or transferred in Denmark though there is a long phase in period for breeders, up to June 30, 2015.

Banned dogs in Denmark as of July 1, 2010 may stay during a phase in period but must be kept on a short lead of no more than 2 meters and wear a closed muzzle when off the owner’s property.

The burden is on the owners to prove upon request by the authorities that their dog is not one of the banned breeds or a mix.

The new law also provides for an “observation list” to be established by the Ministry of Justice. Breeds on the “observation list” are potentially dangerous breeds. Thus far, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Rottweiler and Bull Mastiff have been placed on the observation list.

The Dog Act will be evaluated after 3 years.

Borrowed from Animal Law Coalition

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