Every dog needs a pet passport

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 July 2021

What has changed?

Every dog in the Netherlands should have a European pet passport. The passport should state for instance:

  • where the dog is from
  • who is the breeder
  • which vaccinations it has had

From 1 November 2021 on, only vets can issue dog passports. The passport is linked to the dog’s registration. Vets and authorised microchipping professionals will be responsible for the correct birth registration of dogs instead of breeders.

For whom?

  • vets
  • specialist pet shops
  • dog breeders
  • dog traders
  • microchipping professionals

When?

This change in law has come into force on 1 July 2021.

Questions relating to this article?

Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO