Yesterday, the Kunming City Council — in a joint notice together with other official government bureaus — announced the strict enforcement of banning of certain prohibited breeds and unregistered dogs in public spaces of certain Kunming neighborhoods.
This notice follows less than a year after new dog registration regulations were issued, in July 2019, and 12 years after the initial announcement of prohibited dog breeds and required registration for pet dogs. The latest notice is part of the wider 'Civilized Kunming' initiative and results from the evaluation of Kunming's level of civilization in the first quarter of 2020, when 'uncivilized dog breeding' became one of the focus topics. This notice divides the city into 36 so-called 'key management areas', spread out over the five districts of Kunming, where strict guidelines for dog ownership and behaviour will be enforced. The notice includes hotline phonenumbers where offenders can be reported by the public.
There are some distinctions between the regulations for different kinds of dog owners — owners of pet dogs, 'fierce' dogs, dog breeding kennels and unregisterd dogs. In this article we'll focus on registerd pet dogs. A list of 'fierce' dogs that are not allowed in urban Kunming can be found below this article. If your dog is not yet registered, please consider doing so as soon as possible.
Regulations for dogs in key management areas
It is forbidden to raise 'fierce' dogs or operate dog breeding kennels.
Dogs raised outside the key management areas may not be brought in.
As was previously stated in the regulations issued in July 2019, dogs are not allowed to enter public places such as shopping malls, restaurants, office areas, production areas, hospitals, schools and student dormitories, kindergartens and playgrounds, hotels, scenic spots, parks and other public places, cinemas, museums, libraries, exhibition centers, stadiums, clubs, amusement parks and other public places for culture and entertainment, religious areas and other places with signs that indicate that dogs are prohibited.
Owners must keep their dogs on a leash, keep it away from other people and dog poo must be cleaned up after the dog. Pet dogs have to be kept indoors, are not allowed on public transport and can only travel in a taxi with the driver's consent and when it's either wearing a muzzle or traveling in a cage.
Dogs must be registered and vaccinated.
If a person obstructs a government official from performing his duties or disturbs other people with the dog's behaviour penalties apply. If a dog causes crime, injury or death, a criminal investigation will follow.
First-time offenders who violate the regulations will receive a warning and will be ordered to make corrections. Those who refuse to make corrections shall be fined. Repeat offenders may have their dogs confiscated.
Key dog management areas
Huguo, Huashan, Daguan, Longxiang, Lianhua, Fengning, Hongyun, Heilinpu and Puji sub-districts.
Tuodong, Gulou, Donghua, Lianmeng, Jinchen, Qingyun, Ciba and Longquan sub districts.
Wujing, Taihe, Guanshang, Jinma, Guandu, Xiaobanqiao, Liujia and Yiliu sub districts.
Ma Lu, Jinbi, Yongchang, Qianwei, Fuhai, Zongshuying and Xiyuan sub-districts.
Longcheng, Luoyang, Dounan and wujiaying sub-districts.
There are furthermore key management areas in Anning, Dongchuan, Jinning, Fumin, Yiliang, Shilin, Songming, Luquan and Xundian counties.