Fighting dogs / dangerous animals

Fighting dog attitude

In Bavaria, fighting dogs are breeds that are conclusively listed in the Ordinance on Dogs with Increased Aggressiveness and Dangerousness of the Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior (dated July 10, 1992), generally also known as the "Fighting Dog Ordinance". These dogs as well as their crossbreeds among each other and with other dogs are divided into two classes according to § 1 of this ordinance.

Dogs according to § 1 paragraph 1 (category 1)
American Staffordshire Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Dogs according to § 1 paragraph 2 (category 2)
Alano Fila Brasileiro
American Bulldog Mastiff
Bullmastiff Mastin Espanol
Bull Terrier Mastino Napoletano
Cane Corso Perrode Presa Canario (Dogo Canario)
Dog Argentino Perrode Presa Mallorquin
Dogue de Bordeaux Rottweiler
  • Permission will only be granted if the applicant

    • proves a legitimate interest,
    • there are no doubts about his/her reliability (presentation of a certificate of good conduct not older than one year) and
    • there is no danger to life, health, property or possessions.

    A permit is always required for the keeping of the dog breeds listed above under the term "fighting dogs" in paragraph 1. However, a permit will only be granted in absolutely exceptional cases. For the dog breeds listed under paragraph 2, there is the possibility of exemption from the permit requirement by issuing a negative certificate by the authorities.

    Prerequisite for the issuance are

    • the written application
    • and the submission of a dog expert opinion on the behavior of the dog.

    A list of dog experts in Bavaria can be obtained from the Office for Security and Order. If a fighting dog is kept without the required permit, a fine of up to €10,000 may be imposed. This also applies to the dogs listed under class 2, for which no valid negative certificate is available.

  • According to the City's Dog Control Ordinance, large dogs and fighting dogs must always be leashed in the following locations:

    • in public green spaces,
    • in designated pedestrian zones,
    • in the course of Münchener Straße between the junctions of Kufsteinerstraße and Bahnhofstraße,
    • on the Ferdinand-Schlögl-Weg,
    • as well as on the marked trim trail in the Fürstätter Wald.

    They are to be kept on a tear-proof leash of a maximum length of 120 cm. The person leading a dog that must be kept on a leash must be able to physically control the animal at all times.

    The regulations of the green area statutes and the playground and playground statutes concerning the carrying of dogs or animals remain unaffected. Fighting dogs and large dogs are to be kept away from children's playgrounds and their immediate surroundings; it is also not permitted to carry them on a leash in this area.

  • Definitions:

    Animals are dangerous when handling them may result in injury or damage because of their peculiar disposition or behavior. Wild animals are all animal species that are not usually kept in human care (e.g. lions, tigers, bears, etc., but also strangler and poisonous snakes, poisonous spiders, scorpions or other poisonous animals).