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Banned breeds in Thailand

In Thailand, beautiful beaches, ancient temples and ornate palaces rub shoulders with modern architecture and ultramodern cities. Thailand is a well-known tourist and business hub, and many people travel to the country with their pets. Travelling to Thailand with your pet dog or cat is possible only if your pet meets all the pet import criteria.  

International pet travel is bound by several rules and regulations. These rules help check the spread of exotic diseases and make it safe for pets to travel from one country to another. Many countries have breed-specific legislation where certain aggressive and dangerous dog breeds are prohibited for import. Breed-specific bans protect the people and local animals from dog attacks and bites. If you are travelling to Thailand with your pet dog, make sure your dog is not on the list of banned breeds before making travel plans.

Prohibited dog breeds in Thailand

Thailand is a fairly pet-friendly country and most people in the country love their pets. Cats and small dog breeds are the most popular pets in the country. While there are not too many pet-friendly restaurants and other activities, things are changing as more and more people are adopting pets.

Thailand has a breed-specific ban in place for the import of strong and aggressive dogs to curb dog attacks on the general public and animals.

Banned breeds in Thailand are:

  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Pit Bull breeds that include American Pit Bull Terrier, American Bully, American Bulldog and Staffordshire Bull Terrier

While it is not illegal to own these breeds in Thailand, the import of these breeds is prohibited by law. These breeds are banned for import in many countries around the world for several reasons. They have broad, strong jaws which means they can inflict great harm when they attack. They are strong, large-sized dogs that are not always easy to control. Though not all dogs of these breeds are aggressive and unfriendly, breed-specific legislation assumes that these breeds are vicious because of the history of attacks and dog bites by these dogs.

International pet travel to Thailand? Call the pet travel experts

Travelling to Thailand with your pet cat or dog is often complicated by the long process and the documentation required for travel. Pet dogs and cats can enter the country only if all pet import criteria are met successfully. An experienced pet travel agency can facilitate international transport to Thailand and ensure your pet arrives at the destination safely and without harm.

If you are travelling to Thailand with your pet dog or cat, reach out to Petraveller for more information on international pet transport and a free pet travel quote.