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Do people have dogs in Singapore? How about Bulldogs?

Postby Ellmeg » Fri, 15 Feb 2013 5:34 pm

Hi!

Do a lot of people have dogs in Singapore? We are used to living in a city where dogs are very common and was just wondering what's it like there :)

Also, does anyone have a bulldog and know how they fare?

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Postby taxico » Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:48 pm

i've seen bull dogs in singapore. they looked fine. singaporeans love buying and abandoning pets. go get a pound dog if you don't mind the breed.

www.spca.org.sg

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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:58 pm

Singapore has dogs, but the dogs too just like everyone and everything else are so obedient and quiet :lol:

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Postby Ellmeg » Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:05 pm

Thanks, we have already got an 18 months bulldog so were wondering how he would do there :)

Is it easy to find flats which accept dogs?

He is relatively obedient---bit like my kids :oops:

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Postby taxico » Sat, 16 Feb 2013 11:25 am

i hope you mean the bull dog i had in mind, the british (???) type that come in a variety of sizes.

the american bull dog is banned from importation into singapore IIRC.

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Postby taxico » Sat, 16 Feb 2013 11:33 am

this is a list of banned dogs (existing ones in singapore are okay but must be muzzled in public):

As of August 1991, certain breeds of dogs (Category A animals) are not permitted entry into Singapore. These breeds are:-

Pit Bull - including the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Bulldog;
Akita;
Neapolitan Mastiff;
Tosa;
any crosses of any of Pit Bull, Akita, Neapolitan Mastiff or Tosa

here is a list of approved breeds for HDB flats:

http://www.ava.gov.sg/AnimalsPetSector/ ... breeds.htm

more info on dogs and importation, licensing, etc:

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=ca ... D5oQg4U9Yg

http://www.ava.gov.sg/AnimalsPetSector/ ... sPersonal/

for other types of residences, approval should be sought from the owner/landlord.

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Postby Ellmeg » Sat, 16 Feb 2013 1:59 pm

Hi! Sorry I was not too clear on my question :)

I have read all the dog's immigration procedures. He is an english bulldog so I kno we can import him etc etc.

I was more wondering about whether the "lifestyle" caters for dogs: I.em do
they allow them in flats? Restaurants? Etc

Also I worry about the heat and whether it would be easy to find a helper who can also take him for walks.

Thanks for any info you could provide!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 16 Feb 2013 2:51 pm

Ellmeg wrote:Hi! Sorry I was not too clear on my question :)

I have read all the dog's immigration procedures. He is an english bulldog so I kno we can import him etc etc.

I was more wondering about whether the "lifestyle" caters for dogs: I.em do
they allow them in flats? Restaurants? Etc

Flats/condo, up to the owners of the property. Restaurants? NO. unless it's a restaurant with outdoor seating and even then, most do not. There are some however designed for dogs & their owners. One shopping centre outsie of the city centre, NEX, has two, I believe, roof top eating places specifically catering to dog owners and they also have a pair of outdoor dog runs on the roof, one for large dogs & one for toys. To access these places there is a solitary lift accessible from the ground floor which is "classed to carry dogs" so they don't scare the general public, nor do they have access to the shopping centre inside. It's also to prevent any unpleasant incounters with Muslims for which contact with dogs is specifically forbidden in most cases. There are probaly more around the west cost, e.g, Holland Village and maybe Vivo City (but I'm not familiar with those areas).

Also I worry about the heat and whether it would be easy to find a helper who can also take him for walks.

The dog will be uncomfortable with the heat and more specifically, the humidity. There are dog walkers available, but whether or not they are cost effective or even wise is up to ones own discretion. I wouldn't bring a pet that I couldn't take care of myself. But that's just me. Lots here hire fulltime livein maids and the dog duties alway end up falling on the maids while the owners are having their cocktails, etc.

Thanks for any info you could provide!

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Postby nzmarkj » Sat, 16 Feb 2013 3:44 pm

Also worth checking that the airline will fly your breed. A lot have restrictions on carrying snub nosed breeds because of potential breathing problems.


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