- A very Dog friendly City...
...how much is that doggie in the window
- the one with the waggley tail!
There are over 160,000 dogs
The Danes just love their dogs - and there
are over 600,000 dogs registered
in Denmark - and about 160,000 in
Copenhagen and neighbouring areas - and
many families have two dogs in their household.
So the thousands of happy dog owners are
quite satisfied living in a dog friendly
city like Copenhagen. The most popular dog
in Denmark is the Labrador Retriever
- then the German Shepherd
Dog and third the Golden
Retriever. Approximately ½
million households in Denmark own a dog
- and more than 120,000
households have both dogs
and cats. The Danes just
love their dogs - which has been a household
pet for generations. In Denmark the dog
has throughout history been used for hunting
- tracking - rescuing - guarding etc. -
as well as a service dog for the blind and
disabled - a police and narco dog - or just
a friend and passionate companion.
Travelling to Denmark with pets
As from 27 May - 2010 -
it will only be possible to travel with
max. 5 animals of the species
dogs - cats or ferrets
- also when travelling within the
EU. If you travel with more than
five animals of these species the animal
health requirements for commercial movement
- Pet Passport and rabies vaccination
The animal must first have an ID. Either
a microchip or a tattoo. Then it must have
an EU Pet passport. The
passport be issued by a veterinarian and
is valid only if it is certified that the
animal has been vaccinated against rabies.
EU Member States
There are harmonized rules regarding non-commercial
transport of dogs - cats and ferrets within
EU. Dogs - cats and ferrets from other EU
Member States including Andorra - the Faeroes
Island - Iceland - Liechtenstein - Monaco
-Norway - San Marino and the Vatican City
State may enter Denmark through any border
crossing as long as the following requirements
countries other than EU Member States.
Dogs - cats and ferrets from these countries
may enter Denmark - if they comply with
the same requirements as for travelling
within the EU ie. ID (microchip or tattoo
- valid rabies vaccination and veterinary
for dogs in Copenhagen and Denmark
Even though Copenhagen and
other cities in Denmark are very dog friendly
- some restrictions for dogs can occur especially
for hygienic reasons - as dogs are mainly
not allowed into restaurants
- shopping malls - supermarkets
- food shops - groceries
etc. - and dogs must walk on leash
in parks to protect the wildlife
and streets in respect for other people.
On all public beach areas
- dogs are not allowed from April
1. to October 1.
- for the protection of the coastlines vast
and varied wildlife during the breading
season - and later to shelter their offspring's.
Dog friendly zones
There are numerous dog friendly comfort
zones in and around Copenhagen with limited
restrictions for dogs - and pictogram signs
will guide the dog owners to these areas.
Dogs in Denmark
The total number of dogs living in Denmark
is more than 600.000.
All dogs are allowed to be transported on
trains - busses and taxies - but must always
be on a leash. Contact the required transport
service for further information.
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration
Contact the Danish Veterinary and
Food Administration for further information
- when you wish to travel with your pets
Danish Legislation on Dogs:
The Danish Veterinary and Food