Identification and Registration

Identification and Registration are the inseperable elements permitting Dog Traceability. In combination with veterinary care and education, Dog Traceability is the key element to guarantee responsible ownership and to avoid zoonoses.

Established in 2004, the so-called EU Pet Passport Regulation has established a mandatory identification of all dogs, cats and ferrets moving into the EU but unfortunately no mandatory Registration. Therefore, up to now, registration is a national issue, and there is no real EU dog traceability mechanism.

Where in some Countries a workable national database has been established (e.g. Belgium, France), in some other countries, several non-compatible databases are existing, permitting no real traceability (e.g. Spain). Despite the EU dog registration deficiency, some private initiatives have tried to establish a European Database, or more precisely system enabling to acceed to the data registered at the national level. The most effective one is EuroPetNet.


green_arrow  The CAROdog EU Canine Traceability Expert Workshop

green_arrow  Countries where there is a mandatory identification and registration of dogs

green_arrow  National Databases

green_arrow  European System of access to national data

SAC Sibiu | May 2009 | stray dog |


THE EU CANINE TRACEABILITY EXPERT WORKSHOP

In the frame of the CAROdog project, a EU Canine Traceability Expert workshop has been established by VIER PFOTEN in partnership with the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe, the Istituto G Caporale Teramo, the EU Commission, TASSO, DATAMARS, EUROPETNET and the Belgium Health Ministry.

In the frame of the working group, the urgent need of a mandatory identification and registration was regularly assessed, as well as the benefits to expect from such a system. Please find here the results of these meetings: the EU Expert Canine Traceability Working Group

 

LIST OF COUNTRIES WHERE IDENTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION OF DOGS IS MANDATORY

NB: These information came from the results of the CALLISTO Project. They have been presented in Oct. 2013 by Geerhard Vossebeld (FVE) during the Workshop on the critical factors of welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices, organised by the Lithuanian Presidency together with VIER PFOTEN International, Eurogroup for Animals and the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe. Please find here the complete presentation: http://vmvt.lt/en/animal.welfare.conference/

European Countries having implemented a mandatory Identification and Registration of dogs

Italy (1991) Malta (2011)
Denmark (1993) Slovakia (2011)
France (1999) Spain (2011)
Sweden (2001) Northern Ireland (2012)
Slovenia (2003) Netherlands (2013)
Greece (2003) Hungary (2013)
Croatia (2004) Iceland (2014)
Belgium (2004) Wales (2015)
Bulgaria (2006) England (2016)
Latvia (2011)  

 

 

NATIONAL DATABASES

Austria

Animal Data

Petcard

Belgium

ABIEC BVIRH

 

Czech Republic

Národní registr majitelu zvírat (NRMZ)

 

France

Fichier National des Carnivores Domestiques (I-CAD) (replaces the FICADO system)

 

Germany

TASSO e.V.

ifta Ltd. Internationale Zentrale Tierregistrierung

Deutsches Haustierregister ® des Deutschen Tierschutzbundes e.V.

 

Ireland

IKC-Animark

 

Netherlands

Back Home Clubsite

Dutch Pet Database (Nederlandse Databank Gezelschapsdieren) 

PetBase

 

Norway

Dyreidentitet

 

Romania

Registrul de Eviden?a al Câinilor cu Stapân (RECS)

 

Sweden

Djur ID

 

Switzerland

Animal Identity Service (ANIS)

CERTODOG – Stiftung für das Wohl des Hundes

UK

Petlog

 

 

 

EUROPEAN 'DATABASES' téléchargement

EUROPETNET

 

 PETMAXX

 
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