Dog Height Laws Should be Changed in China

Duoji the dog

This is Duoji the dog as he returns from a shopping trip pulling a small cart with his elderly owner in Beijing on March 26, 2014.  Did you know that dog ownership is popular amongst Chinas elderly and the growing middle class but owners cannot legally keep dogs taller than 36 centimeters?  Yes, it’s true.  In addition to the one child per couple law, China has some strange dog laws too, this being one of them.

And in case you’re wondering, 36 centimeters is only a shade over 14 inches.  That’s right.  Barely taller than a food.  So if you were to go to China and see a Great Dane…well technically you shouldn’t see a Great Dane in China.  But do you realize how many breeds this cuts off in a country that has more people than any country in the world?

We understand not wanting to overcrowd, etc etc but there are just too many dogs in need out there and limiting dog ownership by the height of the dog just doesn’t seem fair (nor does limiting a couple to how many children they can have but who’s talking?).

So let’s hope that China changes its height policy on dogs pretty soon.

(Photo credit MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

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