Dogs and breeding

On this page you will find information if you want to export or import a dog you need it to have an export pedigree.

Registration of imports

Registration of imports

If you want to import a dog to Denmark, the dog must comply with the government regulations currently in force.

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration make the rules for importation of pets and traveling with pets.

It is required by the Danish law that all dogs have to be registered in the Danish dog register (Dansk Hunderegister) before it has reached the age of 8 weeks, or within 4 weeks of importation.

For an additional cost, Dansk Kennel Klub can register the dog in the Danish dog register in connection with the registration in the DKK.

How to

Follow the instructions below, if you have bought a dog abroad and you want to register it within Dansk Kennel Klub.

Processing time: estimated 4 weeks

  • Send in the documentation
  • Pay for the registration
  • Export pedigree
  • ID-number
  • More than one owner
  • Registration of health results on ancestry

You must send the dog’s original FCI- pedigree to the Dansk Kennel Klub (DKK) alongside the application form “for registration of an imported dog to the DKK” (it is not sufficient to send a scanned copy). You will find the application form at the bottom of this page.

You must transfer the registration fee. You will find an overview of the costs on page three in the application form.

Health results

When imported to Denmark, the dog’s own DKK health results are registered, as well as the health results on its ancestry three generations back. If you want to register DKK health results on ancestry, which are not yet apparent in the pedigree, you must pay an extra fee of DKK 100, - per dog for which you want to register health results.

Legal import

Dansk Kennel Klub may request for import documents from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, please contact us if you have any doubts.

There are special rules for dogs imported from the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria.

Registration of an imported dog to the DKK


The pedigree must be either an export pedigree, have the stamp export pedigree or there must be a separate export pedigree (a foreign approval for exportation) enclosed from the puppy or dog’s kennel club in its home country. (Nordic countries are excepted from this rule). If the name of the owner is not evident from the export pedigree, you must send in the proof of ownership as well.

Identification number

The number of identification (chip number or tattoo number) must be evident from the pedigree. (Sweden and the US are excepted from this rule, as you must send in a copy of the passport.)


If the dog has more than one owner, the owner authorized to sign must be stated to the DKK. The owner who appears as the first owner in the pedigree must sign the application, and hereafter state who is going to be the owner of the dog. The registered first owner will be the one authorized to sign within the DKK.


Registration of exports

If you want to export a dog from a DKK breeder to a foreign country, you need it to have an export pedigree.

Read more about what to do, in the following.

  • When you are to export a Danish DKK dog to a foreign country, you must change the dog’s ownership in Dansk Kennel Klub.
    (the changing of ownership can only be done by the owner authorized to sign)
  • When the dog’s new owner receives the proof of ownership, the text “export pedigree certificate” is added. The proof of ownership and the dog’s pedigree make out the export pedigree.

Notify the Danish dog register

Are you a member of Dansk Kennel Klub? Then we will notify the Danish dog register of the dog being exported. If you are not a member of the DKK, you must remember to notify the Danish dog register yourself.

Import regulations

Always remember to check the import regulations of the country to which you want to import the dog.

Order a new pedigree

How to order a new pedigree

  1. Download and fill out the application here
    NOTE: It is only the authorised owner that can order a new pedigree. The owner's personal signature must appear on the application.
  2. Send the application to DKK.
  3. Transfer payment for the new pedigree
DKK Member Breed club member Non-member
DKK 381,- DKK 562,- DKK 800,-

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