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Dog tax Berlin

Information on dog tax & dog liability in Berlin
Hundesteuer Berlin
  • Dog liability prescribed for all dogs
  • 120 Euro dog tax for the first dog
  • Muzzle in public transport
  • Uniform regulations for the entire city
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Dog tax and dog liability in Berlin

Berlin is one of the five federal states where a dog liability insurance for dog owners is mandatory. In addition, dangerous dogs must wear a muzzle in Berlin buses and trains. Since Berlin is a city-state, uniform rules apply to the use of linen and muzzles for the entire urban area.

Leash and muzzle in Berlin

In the state of Berlin, there are clear provisions as to when a dog should be kept on a leash. In public greenery and recreation facilities, in forest areas, in staircases, at public gatherings, in public transport and in pedestrian zones, the four-legged friends are obliged to leash and dog insurance is a must for every dog ​​owner.

Berlin stands out among the federal states with a strict regulation in the transportation of the dog in bus and train. There, all dogs have been muzzled since 2010. However, the Berlin transport companies and the rapid-transit railway announced a sensitive handling with the muzzle compulsion. Inspectors can decide for themselves whether a muzzle is absolutely necessary for the respective dog.

Fighting dogs in Berlin

Hundehaftpflicht Berlin
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Berlin duty

All dogs that, due to breed-specific characteristics, descent, training, dressing or poor or faulty posture and education from a heightened combat readiness, aggressiveness, sharpness or other property that can endanger humans and animals, are in Berlin as so-called fighting dogs. 10 breeds are generally considered dangerous, including Pit-Bull, American Staffordshire Terrier and Bull Terrier. In addition, dogs that have repeatedly jumped people or rushed or torn cattle, game, cats and dogs can be considered dangerous. The same applies to dogs that were biting towards humans and animals.

To hold a fighting dog, the holder of the competent authority must submit a certificate of good conduct and proof of competence. The dog classified as dangerous must be kept on a leash outside of your own home. Exceptions are dog exit areas, if the four-legged friend wears a muzzle. The muzzle requirement applies to all so-called fighting dogs when they are 7 months old.

Dogs classified as dangerous (fighting dogs):

  • Pit Bull
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • bullterrier
  • Tosa Inu
  • Bullmastiff
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • Mastin Espanol
  • Mastino Napoletano
  • Mastiff

Dog tax in Berlin

Dog owners pay in Berlin for their first dog 120 euros dog tax a year, for each additional 180 euros. In addition to the above-mentioned muzzle in bus and trains, the owners are required to equip their dogs with a recognition chip. This is implanted, for example, in the ear of the quadruped. In addition, every dog ​​owner must take out a dog liability insurance, regardless of whether it is a pug, a dachshund or a sheepdog. The law on the holding and guiding of dogs in Berlin threatens with non-compliance with the regulation with a fine of up to 10,000 euros. Are you a Berliner and you want to keep a dog? Then compare the best offers and find the right protection for yourself and your dog.

Dog liability in Berlin

The dog liability in Berlin belongs to the legally prescribed insurance. Thus, Berlin is one of the five federal states in Germany, where the dog liability is actually mandatory for all dogs. Depending on the provider and tariff details, prices can vary greatly. Make the comparison with the dog liability tariff calculator on finanzen.de and decide for a suitable offer.

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