Countries where Identification and/or Registration of dogs is mandatory

 

Austria

 Yes

Belgium

Yes ( 2004)

Bulgaria

Yes (2006)

Croatia

Yes (2004)

Cyprus

Yes

Czech Republic

No

Denmark

Yes (1999)

Estonia

Yes

Finland

No

France

Yes (1999)

Germany

No ( but Yes in some Länder)

Greece

Yes (2003) but no database setted up yet

Hungary

Yes (2013)

Ireland

Planned for 2016

Italy

Yes ( regional databases, 1991)

Latvia

Yes (by 2016)

Lithuania

Yes (by 2016)

Luxembourg

Yes

Malta

Yes (2012)

Netherlands

Yes (2013)

Poland

No

Portugal

Yes ( registered in municipal Councils)

Spain : protection of companion animals falls under regional Governments of the Autonomous Communities (AC).

Yes ( in all AC)

Sweden

Yes (2001)

Romania

Yes

Slovakia

Yes ( limited to commercial traded pets)

Slovenia

Yes (2003)

UK

Yes

NB: Research done by FOUR PAWS intern Helene Decottigny on the basis of information collected in the frame of the CALLISTO Project.

 

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