Why are pitbulls banned in Germany?

Are pit bulls illegal in Germany?

The importing and trading of pit bulls is prohibited by German federal law unless the owner provides a local permission to have a pit bull. Animal breeding is subject to state legislation, so each of the 16 states in Germany has its own dog law that prohibits the breeding of dangerous dogs.

What pets are illegal in Germany?

Only cats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs and other rodents, horses, turtles or tortoises (if not belonging to a rare species), ornamental fish, parrots, parakeets, carrier pigeons and other kinds of birds are approved as pets by the German Customs Office (Zollamt).

Does Germany have dog breed restrictions?

Germany bans the import or transit of certain dog breeds and their crosses: Pitbull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Bull Terrier. There are a few exceptions to this ban. If your dog is staying in Germany for less than 4 weeks, it is exempted from these regulations.

Why are pitbulls banned?

Why are Pitbulls banned in some places? Mostly because Pitbulls have garnered a reputation for being aggressive and governments would rather remove Pitbulls from the population than work to educate the public on how to responsibly care for and coexist with this wonderful, powerful, breed.

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Are pitbulls illegal in Europe?

No countries except Canada and the US allow the importation of pit bull type dogs.

Are pitbulls banned in Europe?

Pit Bulls are banned in 12 countries around the world: New Zealand, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, France, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Norway, and the U. S. territory of Puerto Rico. The lack of U. S. government’s concern regarding the danger of pit bull breeds is disheartening and disturbing.

Can you have a fox as a pet in Germany?

Germany: YES, you need a license to have a fox, but otherwise, all non-threatened species are legal. The license is easy to obtain. Finland: YES, all species are legal, but the fox must come from an European breeder with paperwork to prove it. It is illegal to import a fox from other continents.

Is it legal to own a snake in Germany?

In most German states, there is no specific ban on keeping dangerous animals, though animal protection laws require that pets be kept humanely according to their species.

Are hedgehogs legal in Germany?

Germany: European hedgehogs are protected and cannot be kept as pets. They may be removed from their habitat if injured or sick, but only for the purposes of restoring their health. … Four-toed hedgehogs may legally be kept as pets. Italy: European hedgehogs are protected and cannot be kept as pets.

Which dog is banned in Germany?

Prohibited dog breeds in Germany

American Staffordshire Terrier. Bull Terrier. Pit Bull Terrier. Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Can pitbulls go to Germany?

Certain breeds (and cross breeds) of dogs present special problems. The rules vary from state to state in Germany, but most consider Pit Bulls, Staffordshire Bull Terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers too dangerous. Their import is banned.

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Can you have a Doberman in Germany?

The Dobermann is NOT banned in Germany.