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Singapore: Changes to breed-specific dangerous dog laws

In Singapore, Presa Canarios have been moved from the Second Schedule Part II list to Part I list, and new restrictions on Part I and Part II dogs have been added.

Second Schedule Part I dog breeds include the following: “pit bull” (American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Bulldog), Akita, Neapolitan Mastiff, Tosa, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro, Presa Canario, Boerboel, and any mixes of these breeds.

Part I dog restrictions include the following (includes new changes to dog law):

  • Muzzled and leashed in public
  • Microchipped
  • Spayed/neutered
  • Liability insurance of $100,000 minimum
  • Only one Part I dog may be kept on a premises (new restriction)
  • Obedience training (new restriction)
  • A $5,000 deposit that is forfeited (and must be renewed) if the owner fails to comply with any of these restrictions
  • May not be imported

Second Schedule Part II dog breeds include the following: Mastiffs (Cane Corso, Bull Mastiff, Dogue de Bordeaux), Bull Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd and related breeds (Belgian Shepherd Dog, East European Shepherd Dog), Rottweiler, and mixes of these breeds.

Part II dog restrictions include the following (includes new changes to dog law):

  • Muzzled and leashed in public
  • Microchipped (new restriction)
  • Liability insurance of $100,000 minimum (new restriction)
  • Obedience training (new restriction)
  • Only one Part II dog may be kept on a premises (new restriction)
  • A $2,000 deposit that is forfeited (and must be renewed) if the dog owner fails to comply with any of these restrictions (new restriction)

Restrictions similar to those in Part II will also apply to any dog that has engaged in an unprovoked attack that causes injury to a person or animal. (New restriction)

The changes to Singapore’s dog law can be viewed here: http://www.ava.gov.sg/NR/rdonlyres/9253E7B2-E57D-4992-982C-1304E73748D6/18191/CHANGESTOTHEANIMALSANDBIRDSDOGLICENSINGANDCONTROLR.pdf

Bermuda: Proposal to move some breeds from “banned” to new “restricted” class

The following 23 breeds are currently banned in Bermuda: 

  • Akita
  • American Bulldog
  • American Pitbull terrier
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Argentine mastiff (Dogo Argentino)
  • Aryan Molossus
  • Australian Dingo
  • Boerboel
  • Brazilian mastiff (Fila Brasileiro)
  • Bull Terrier & Miniature Bull Terrier
  • Bullmastiff
  • Cane Corso
  • Danish Broholmer
  • Dogue de Bordeaux
  • English Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Japanese Tosa (Tosa Inu)
  • Mastiff
  • Neopolitan Mastiff
  • Perro de Presa Canario
  • Perro de Presa Mallorquin
  • Rottweiler
  • Tibetan Mastiff
  • Wolf & Wolf Hybrid
  • All types of crossbreeds of the above mentioned dogs
  • This list of breeds cannot be considered as exhaustive. Any exotic or uncommon breed may also be refused entry despite its absence from the list above. The list will be amended as necessary.

The proposal would move some of these breeds into a new “restricted” category, which would allow the dogs in Bermuda, but with special requirements for owners. The article below contradicts itself; I cannot confirm at this time which breeds will remain banned and which are proposed to become restricted.

Bid to remove dogs from BDA’s banned breed list

Simon Jones
9/24/2010 10:36:00 AM

An overhaul of the way dogs are classified in Bermuda could be implemented within weeks. The move could see rottweilers, Staffordshire bull terriers and mastiffs taken off the banned breed list and put into a new “restricted” category. German shepherds, dobermans and Rhodesian ridgebacks would be placed into the same group. Dogs in the new category would be allowed into Bermuda but there will be additional conditions attached for keeping, licensing and breeding.

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Denmark: Breed-specific legislation proposed by committee

Denmark has been tossing around various breed-specific proposals for almost a year.

Previous alerts for Denmark: http://stopbsl.com/?s=denmark

Dangerous dog ban mooted

Wednesday, 20 January 2010 10:53 KR News

Vicious dog breeds could be subject to an import ban and neutering policy in order to wipe them out in Denmark

Fourteen breeds of dog considered dangerous could be banned in Denmark on the recommendation of a parliamentary committee.[…]

Full article retrieved 1/20/10 from http://www.cphpost.dk/component/content/48013.html?task=view