Animal Hospitals to Spay and Neuter Geneva’s Risky Canines

September 28, 2016

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And that’s just the start of it. As of September 15, 2008, Geneva’s list of dogs declared as dangerous or vicious has grown to 15. The latest additions are the Bullmastiff, Thai Ridgeback, and French Mastiff, a.k.a. Bordeaux Bulldog.

These additions are only the latest in Geneva’s history of dog banning. The latest wave began in June of 2005, when a child was killed by a Pitbull Terrier, followed soon after by the mauling of another child by the same breed.

These additions are only the latest in Geneva’s history of dog banning. The latest wave began in June of 2005, when a child was killed by a Pitbull Terrier, followed soon after by the mauling of another child by the same breed.

Owners who owned one of the flagged breeds before legislation was passed may maintain the dog, but only after reporting ownership to the cantonal veterinary office, proving that the dog originated from an approved breeder, completing a dog training course, and licensing the dog. Only one dangerous breed is permitted per household.

Owners who owned one of the identified breeds before legislation was passed may retain the dog, but only after reporting ownership to the cantonal veterinary office, proving that the canine came from an approved breeder, completing a dog training lessons, and licensing the dog. Only one dangerous breed is allowable per household.

Geneva divides the 15 breeds into different categories, with each category holding precise requirements. A complete list of risky breeds and regulations can be obtained through Geneva’s cantonal veterinary office.

In addition to provisions that must be made for dangerous classes, Geneva’s general dog owner populace, custodians of the canton’s 30,000 dogs, is subject to new policy. As formerly declared, specific guidelines for the proper keeping of dogs must be pursued. But more recently, every dog owner is now required to attend a dog possession course, regardless of their dog’s breed.

Furthermore, dog walkers must now be licensed.

Geneva isn’t the only Swiss canton that’s tightening the lead when it comes to pet control. Valais, Fribourg, Bern, and Zurich have their own legislation. And, prospects point in the direction of future rulings regarding concern and control of dogs in all of Switzerland, including tougher accountability for owners and national breed bans.

Whether you’re a lifelong Geneva native, visitor, or expatriate, familiarizing yourself with the rules governing dog ownership within the canton will prevent complications. Following those rules will protect you, your dog, and your record with the law.

Don’t fail to comply with Geneva’s newest, and oldest, dog ownership regulations by acquiring misinformation, or no information. These laws are in place to protect both you and your animal.

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