Dubai expands list of “dangerous” dog breeds banned from entering the country


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Come October, there will be six more dog breeds banned from entering the country.

When the new rule kicks in, the list of banned dog breeds that authorities deem as dangerous will expand from the current seven to 13.

The announcement was made in a statement by Dr Thani Al Zayoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, who explained that the new rules for importing dogs and cats will be implemented by the end of the year.

“The move is to protect against infectious animal diseases and to streamline regulations into one legislative text, making requirements easier to understand,” said Al Zayoudi to the Emirates News Agency WAM.

However, the ministry did not reveal the new breeds of dogs that will be banned under the new changes.