Breed Specific Legislation (Australia)

March 20th, 2014

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At Petplan we are pet lovers, too. Our team at Petplan HQ love all cats and dogs regardless of breed. The following details have been provided for your information only and it is important to note that Petplan Australasia Pty Ltd is not responsible for and has no influence on the legislation which has restricted, or in some cases banned, the ownership of certain dog breeds nor do we support Breed Specific Legislation.

The following information has been provided for your reference; however, it is important that you seek your own information regarding Breed Specific Legislation in your country, state or territory.

According to the Australian Customs Website the following dog breeds are banned from import and/or considered ‘dangerous’:

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  • dogo Argentino;
  • fila Brasileiro;
  • Japanese tosa;
  • American pit bull terrier or pit bull terrier;
  • Perro de Presa Canario or Presa Canario.

Each individual Australian State and Territory may have additional Breed Specific Legislation. The document below has been included for your reference; however, it is important that you consult your own state or territory for information on Breed Specific Legislation.

Breed Specific Legislation Chart

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