more forbidden breeds

More Banned Dog Breeds in the United Arab Emirates

Recently the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (formerly Ministry of Environment & Water) have adjusted their approved list of banned dog breeds.

Already banned are:

Added to the list of forbidden breeds will be:

This new rule will come into place in the next half year. Please be aware of the fact that besides it being impossible to import these breeds, it will also be difficult or even impossible to export these breeds once the law is in place. ABVC will keep you informed if more has been revealed on these new rules.

Please contact us directly if you have one of the mentioned dog breeds at