10 Weirdest Dog Laws in the US and around the World


    Dogs are among the best companions of us humans for centuries. They have been used as a guard as well as herding, hunting, and most popularly as a pet. There are millions of pet dogs in the US only while if we check for the statistics worldwide, the figure may be doubled.

    Every country has its own laws about pets and dogs specifically. In fact, in the US, every single state may have different laws about dogs and other pets. While digging deep on the internet, we found some weird dog laws within the US and many European countries as well as the Asian countries. Let’s find some of the most amazing dog laws in this post.

    Amazing and Weird Dog Laws

    1: Bark Ban in Little Rock, Arkansas


    Well, what if the authorities pass a law and stop you from talking for a specific time, looks rude? But, in Little Rock, Arkansas, the pet dogs are not allowed to bark after 6 p.m. Anyone from Arkansas can provide us with more information regarding this law? We’d love to hear and share it with other readers too.

    Know more about the barkless dog breed Basenji

    2: Excessive Bark Ban in Northbrook, Illinois

    If you are in Northbrook, Illinois, your dog is not allowed to bark more than 15 minutes. Well, I am still unable to understand whether this law was introduced to relief the neighbors or dogs themselves.

    3: You are not allowed to educate your dog in Hartford, Connecticut

    Truly, I was out of mind while reading about this weirdest dog law. It looks like in other cities and states of the US, the dogs can attend school, college, and university, while in Hartford, Connecticut, they can’t do that. It’s totally a useless law.

    4: Smelly Dogs are not allowed in Illinois


    Illinois is now on top of our list in imposing weird and unreal dog laws. In Illinois, it’s illegal for you to have a smelly dog.

    So, are you looking to start a new Business in Illinois? Start selling Dog Shampoo and you’ll be rocking soon.

    5: Ugly Faces at Dogs in Oklahoma

    Well, now there is something relieving for dogs. Yes, it’s true, in Oklahoma, you cannot make ugly faces at dogs. If you do so, you may have a fine imposed or even may lead to jail. Come on dogs, show us the culprit.

    6: Police Officer can bite dogs in Palding, Ohio

    Are you sure? Say it again. In Palding, Ohio, the police officers are allowed to bite dogs in order to quiet them. Although they can only do it in the line of duty, still, it doesn’t make sense.

    7: French Poodles are not allowed to attend Opera in Chicago, Illinois

    Well, all the other dog breeds are allowed to enjoy opera along with you in Chicago but not the poodles. BTW, I’m not sure what are the laws about the Poodle crossbreeds like Bernedoodle and Shih Poos.

    Now some amazing Dog laws from other countries.

    8: Walk your Dog or pay fine in Turin, Italy


    Finally, there is some good news for dogs from the city of Turin, Italy. You must walk your pet dog thrice a day, yes, no less than three times a day. If you are failed to do so, get ready to pay $650 fine. Come on dogs, let’s move to Italy.

    9: Owner Training Classes in Switzerland

    Switzerland is home to some of the most popular dog breeds including the Bernese Mountain dog and St. Bernard. In Switzerland, they have many dog-friendly laws, one of them is to take a training class and pass the test before getting a dog.

    10: Your Dog cannot mate with the dog from the Royal House in the UK

    In the UK, it’s punishable to let your dog mate with a dog from the Royal House. Did you know there was a death penalty till 1965 for this so-called crime? Still, you can get punished if caught doing that, unfortunately.

    So, guys, these were the 10 amazing and weirdest dog laws in the US and around the world. Which fact did you find more jaw-dropping? Let us know in the comments below.

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