Melbourne is a pet-friendly city and has tons of parklands and trails to explore with your pooch, but it does have breed-specific legislation in place. The following breeds are not permitted to be owned in the state of Victoria: American pitbull or pitbull terriers, Japanese Tosas, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasiliero, and Presa Canario. If you already own one of these dogs you must have it spayed or neutered, registered with the city, microchipped, the dog must wear a special collar, and your residence must display a sign that a restricted dog breed is on the premises. As an expat, you will not be able to import these breeds.
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