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Denmark

Generally, domestic animals are not allowed access to places where foods are handled, cooked or kept. A service dog, however, has certain rights which a normal family dog does not have. Accordingly, the owner of a foods enterprise is able to allow access to service dogs, for instance, to customer areas in restaurants and in foods enterprises. The service dog must be kept on a leash, and there must be no occasion for the dog to be in contact with foods.

The Supervisory Board of STH has been working to improve the circumstances for bringing service dogs everywhere in public spaces. In September 2007, service dogs were officially equalled to guide dogs for the blind and visually handicapped in relation to taxi driving. A service dog has access to transport in taxies together with the service dog user.

  • Law: Executive Order on Foods Hygiene no. 773 of 6 July 2006 section 39(1-2)
    Denmark’s Road Safety and Transport Agency’s Executive Order no. 220 of 31 March 2000
    Website: www.servicehunde.dk/html/rettigheder-uk.html
  • Contact: Anne Frahm
    Email: info@sth-servicehunde.dk
    Phone: +45 21 296160 – Open Mo – Fr 9:00 to 10:00 hour CEST
  • Updated: 04 May 2010