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Registering a dog
Dogs must be registered at the police station in Le Châble or Verbier. You need the following documents :

  • Animals health card or passport
  • Insurance certificate
  • Electronic chip certificate

You will receive a receipt when all necessary documentation has been received and the annual tax paid.

Forbidden races
Since 2006 a dozen races and cross-breeds are forbidden in Valais :

  • Pitbull-terrier
  • American Staffordshire-terrier
  • Staffordshire-bull terrier
  • Bull terrier
  • Doberman
  • Dogue Argentin
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • Rottweiler
  • Mastiff
  • Mâtin Espagnol
  • Mâtin Napolitain
  • Tosa

Electronic chip
All dog owners need civil responsability insurance and present the certificate to the municipal authority when paying the annual tax. All dogs over 6 months old must have an electronic chip inserted and have a passport for travel abroad.

Dog tax
The dog tax is 120 CHF per year. It must be paid by the 31st of March of the year.


  • Police dogs, border control dogs , gamekeeper dogs, accreditted bloodhounds
  • Trained guide dogs for the blind, deaf and disabled
  • Search-and-rescue dogs
  • Puppies aged less than 6 months
  • Dogs owned by visitors staying less than 3 months
  • Dogs owned by beneficiaries of AVS or AI pensions (1 dog per person)
  • Dogs participating in accredited fedeal programs (therapy, herd protection)

All dogs must be presented to the municipality for certificate checks and updates.


  • Owners who take accredited awareness courses

Exemption certificates cost 20 CHF. For a partial exemption, the course certificate must be sent to the municipality by the course leader (the certificate is valid for 1 year and allows exemption for the following year)

Useful links
Valais veterinary affairs
Swiss animal protection
Lost and found animals
Electronic chip database

Contact people

Police municipale
Adresse de correspondance
Route de Clouchèvre 30
1934 Le Châble VS
Phone : +41 27 777 35 45
Fax : +41 27 777 11 35
Notre bureau au Châble
Chemin de l'Eglise 8
Lu à Ve 08h00 à 12h00
Phone : +41 27 777 35 45
Fax : +41 27 777 11 35
Notre bureau à Verbier
Rue de la Poste 22A
Lundi après-midi de 14h00 à 17h00
Jeudi après-midi de 14h00 à 17h00
Phone : +41 27 775 35 45
Fax : +41 27 775 35 49
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