Singapore is very strict about its pet laws. The Wild Animals and Birds Act specifies the breed of dogs allowed in Singapore. The act also states that wild animals should not be caught and kept as pets and imported wild animals such as snakes, lizards, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, monkeys and star tortoises cannot be pets.
Only one dog from the list of approved breeds can be kept as pet in HDB flats. Unfortunately, the breeds of dogs allowed in Singapore include only small breed ones. Here comes a list of some of the breeds of dogs allowed in Singapore:
|Bohemian Terrier||Dandie Dinmont Terrier|
|Miniature Schnauzer||Volpino Italiano|
|Toy Fox Terrier||Chinese Imperial Chin|
|Lhasa Apso||Hairless Dog|
|Smooth Fox Terrier||Yorkshire Terrier|
|Wire Haired Fox Terrier||Little Lion Dog|
|Tibetian Spaniel||Yorkshire Terrier|
These are just some of the names of the breeds of dogs allowed in Singapore from a long list. The approved breeds of dogs above the age of 3 months in Singapore have to be licensed by AVA. The licensing law is only applicable to dogs among the pets just to keep the spread of rabies under control. Some big breed dogs like the Bull Mastiff, Bull Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler and Perro de Presa Canario should be muzzled if taken to any public place. Apart from following strictly a list of breeds of dogs allowed in Singapore, the country is pretty sensitive towards the pets. If anybody is facing any problem in keeping pets then, the pet authorities try to find out the behavioral problems of the pets and offer trainings for the betterment. Otherwise, the government suggests to take help from veterinarian or animal welfare groups to find out a proper solution. And if all these do not work, then, one can also surrender pet dogs to the various animal welfare groups like the SPCA or AVA's CAWC.
The breeds of dogs allowed in Singapore for keeping as pets should not be abandoned and one might have to pay an amount upto $10,000, or go to jail for an year or both. So, take care of your pet dogs and even you face any problem then, instead of abandoning the approved breeds of dogs, just inform the animal welfare groups.
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