Banned cat and dog breeds in Singapore
Singapore is a pet-friendly country and is home to several different cat and dog breeds. However, Singapore has strict regulations about the certain dog and cat breeds they will allow into the country and has rigorous pet import rules in place to regulate it.
These breed restrictions are placed on dangerous breeds to protect the public and dog owners from harm. Some dog and cat breeds are known to be aggressive and dangerous; breed restrictions on such breeds help minimise dog attacks in the country. If you are planning to travel to Singapore with your pet, it is vital that your pet dog or cat is not on the prohibited breeds list.
Prohibited cat breeds in Singapore
Singapore has a ban on the import of first to fourth generation Bengal and Savannah cats and crosses. If you are planning to travel to Singapore with your Bengal or Savannah cat, you must provide documentary proof that your Bengal cat is at least a fifth generation cross from the ancestral stock of Prionailurus bengalensis. Similarly, you need to provide documentary proof that your Savannah cat is at least a fifth generation cross from the ancestral stock of Letailurus serval.
Banned dog breeds in Singapore
Singapore, like many other countries, has a ban on aggressive dog breeds that have traditionally been bred for fighting. This ban is to avoid potentially dangerous situations with people and other animals. Dog breeds that are prohibited from entering Singapore are:
- Pit Bulls, including American Pit Bull Terrier (also known as American Pit Bull and Pit Bull Terrier), American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Bulldog and crosses between these breeds and other breeds.
- Dogo Argentino
- Fila Brasileiro
- Neapolitan Mastiff
- Perro de Presa Canario
- Crosses of any of these breeds
Dogs of these breeds that are already in Singapore are required to be sterilised after reaching six months of age. They must be on a lead and muzzled at all times in public places, and undergo obedience training.
Singapore also has certain restrictions on dog breeds such as Bull Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, German Shepherd and its related crosses, Mastiffs and crosses of these breeds. While these breeds can travel with you to Singapore, they will have to undergo obedience training and must always be on a lead and muzzled in public places.
Singapore is a pet-friendly country with a large pet population. If you are planning to move to Singapore with your pet cat or dog, get in touch with Petraveller for a comprehensive pet relocation plan.