Tourists travelling with their dog have no reason to be anxious about visiting Denmark.
However, certain dog breeds are banned in Denmark as well as in several other countries. If you own a dog on the prohibition list, you should leave it at home unless you carry documentation showing that you acquired the dog before the Danish Act on Dogs took effect in 2010.
There have been several stories in foreign news media about the Danish Act on Dogs. Since the Act came into force in 2010, a total of 465 dogs on the prohibition list have been put down, and 157 dogs have been euthanized after savaging other animals or people. Thus, a total of 622 dogs have been put down as a consequence of provisions in the Danish Act on Dogs. This number should, however, be seen in relation to the total number of dogs living in Denmark – namely more than 585.000 (according to recent figures from the Danish Police).
In foreign media, especially in Germany, there has been a strong focus on the consequences of the Danish Act on Dogs. It should be noted that, according to the most recent figures from the Danish National Police, no German dogs have been put down as a consequence of the Danish Act on Dogs.