Pets: what are the 17 dog breeds considered dangerous in Argentina

Pets: what are the 17 dog breeds considered dangerous in Argentina
February 21, 2024 – 15:00

Their owners are required to register these pets with a State agency for ownership. There are also fines if they abandon them.

The decision to adopt pets is not easy. Look after dogs implies a serious commitment which includes dedicating time, patience, financial resources and a good dose of energy to provide them with attention and play. Especially if it is a animal considered “dangerous”.

The dog breeds considered dangerous in Argentina, one by one

The Buenos aires city identified 17 dog breeds which are potentially dangerous for their owners as well as for third parties. Those who decide to have them must register them in the Environmental protection agency to regulate your possession with the purpose of avoid harm to people and other animals.



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List of the most dangerous dogs

  • Pit bull terrier.
  • Staffordshire bull terrier.
  • American Staffordshire Terrier.
  • Argentine Dogo.
  • Brazilian row.
  • Cough inu.
  • Akita Inu.
  • Doberman.
  • Rottweiler.
  • Bullmastiff.
  • Dogue de Bordeaux.
  • bull terrier
  • Big Japanese dog.
  • Neapolitan mastiff.
  • Canary prey.
  • German Shepherd.
  • Cane Corso.

Requirements for having dangerous breed dogs

The dogs must carry a identification tag that contains the owner’s name and the registration number in the official registry. In public areas, they should be placed muzzle and control with a short strapno more than two meters.

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Furthermore, it is mandatory that they have the rabies vaccine up to date. Owners must have a liability insurance that covers possible expenses derived from damages or injuries that your dogs may cause.

How to register my dog ​​in CABA

To get the permission of tenure of a potentially dangerous dog in the Buenos aires cityfollow these steps:

  • Access the Remote Processing System (TAD): enter the online platform managed by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires before your dog is three months old.

  • Complete the form: provide the required information, including the photo of the dog, personal data of the owner and the animal (date of birth, breed, color, type of coat, actual or approximate age, microchip identification and usual address).

  • Submit insurance information– Includes information about liability insurance, such as the insurance company, policy number and validity.

  • Obtain possession permit: Once the process is completed, you will receive a potentially dangerous dog possession permit, valid for one year.

  • Take a training course: three months after obtaining the permit, participate in a course offered by the Health and Responsible Pet Ownership Coordination Unit.

  • Renew the permit: At the end of the year of validity, be sure to renew the possession permit, for which having successfully completed the training course will be an essential requirement.


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Fines for owners who abandon their dangerous breed dog

The people that abandon still dog listed as dangerous breed could face sanctions for serious infringement. In situations of transfer, theft or loss of the animalit is required that the owner immediately report to the corresponding Registry.

He breach of these standards can lead to fines that vary between $19,500 and $78,000or double in cases of recidivism.

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