Pet Travel Question: Banned Breeds in Germany

Name: Dick
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Chow/Pit and Chow/Shepherd
From: Fort Leavenworth, KS
To: Germany

This is actually my kids' dogs. They are in the army and moving to Germany for three years. They want to take their dogs, but think there is some restriction on mixed breeds coming into the country. Do you know if this is true or not?
Thank You,
-Dick


Hi Dick,

Thanks for checking in with us. Germany does indeed impose breed restrictions that affect pit bulls and a few other breeds as well as mixes of those breeds. Read more about breed-specific legislation on our blog, and here's a link that offers more information, as well.

We also suggest that you contact the relevant German customs authorities or a veterinarian in the destination city for the most up-to-date information.

Finally, here are the pet import requirements for Germany. Wish your kids 'good luck' with their travels, and please don't hesitate to contact us if you need anything else!
 

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