Standard for restricted breed dogs
This is an approved standard for the purposes of section 3(3) of the Domestic Animals Act 1994.
Pursuant to section 3(1) of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 a restricted breed dog (RBD) is a dog that is any one of the following breeds – American Pit Bull Terrier (or Pit Bull Terrier), Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro, Japanese Tosa, Perro de Presa Canario (or Presa Canario).
Standard for restricted breed dogs in Victoria, from 31st January 2014 - Accessible word version - please contact the Customer Service Centre (call 136 186) for a copy of this document in Word format - file size is too large to attach online.
Please note that while the above documents have the same content, the Standard for Restricted Breed Dogs in Victoria published in the Victoria Government Gazette is the legal formatted document for use by enforcement agencies. The Gazetted version of the standard can be accessed with the following instructions:
- Go to the Victorian Government Gazette website http://www.gazette.vic.gov.au
- In the quick search box on the top right corner, type in "S22"
- Click on the link "Special Gazette Number S22 Dated 31 January 2014"
The Gazetted standard can be printed off the Victorian Government Gazette website for private use. However it is copyrighted and cannot be distributed. To order hardcopies of the Gazetted Code at a cost, contact the Victorian Government Gazette using the following details:
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 03 8523 4601
At 12am on 31 January 2014, the new standard above replaces the standard as gazetted in the Victoria Government Gazette No. S283 on 1 September 2011. The previous Standard is applicable to dogs declared prior to 31st January 2014. Accessible Word version available from the Customer Service Centre (call 136 186).