Which dogs are not desirable in a strata scheme?

Published: Monday 21 February 2022

Dangerous Dog Breeds

A dangerous dog breed is usually one that is considered aggressive by nature and could be a risk of an attack on children or the elderly.

A committee would not want one of the following breeds kept on the property.  Even on a leash in the common areas it could pose a risk, as a lapse in attention by

The owner even for a short time could see an unfortunate incident in the right (or should we say wrong) circumstances.  If challenged you should have little trouble defending a decision not to have one of these in your scheme.

These breeds include the following because statistically they are prone to biting:

  1. Caucasian Ovcharka
  2. Pitbull
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Rottweiler
  5. Alaskan Malamutes
  6. Huskies
  7. Doberman Pinschers
  8. Chow Chow
  9. Wolf Hybrid
  10. Boxer
  11. Akita Inu
  12. Perro de Presa Canario
  13. Fila Brasileiro
  14. Great Dane
  15. American Bulldog
  16. Saint Bernard
  17. Basenji
  18. Gull Dong
  19. Boer Boel
  20. Dogo Argentino
  21. Rhodesian Ridgeback
  22. Bull Terrier
  23. Cane Corso
  24. American Bandogge
  25. Tosa Inu

The above list comes courtesy of Insurance Business America who complied the list from the most bite claims in 2014.

The best way to manage this is to have a bylaw precluding dangerous breeds. Whilst schemes cannot have a blanket “no pets” bylaw anymore, it can manage the type of animals that are acceptable. A good strata lawyer will be able to help you prepare a suitable bylaw based on the legislation and recent court decisions. Best to act before there is a request for such a pet is our advice.