Sat, 12 May 2012 00:03:50 GMT | By MSN Malaysia
PHOTOS: Banned dog breeds in Malaysia

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The recent tragedy involving the death of a 74 year old jogger mauled by a pit bull has raised as many questions as it has outrage. The ownership of certain breeds of dogs is a point of contention between local authorities, the veterinarian service, and pet owners.

As voices demanding stricter enforcement against owning dangerous dog breeds, MSN Malaysia takes a look at the banned and restricted breeds here in Malaysia.

May 12, 2012 1:16AM

Why blame it on the dogs...they are innocent?  All our local authorities does to these certain breeds of dogs (tragedy after tragedy) is to put them down. Killing these dogs does not solved the problem at all !!!


It is time for the local authorities to take action against the pet owners and dogs breeder and "NOT" the DOGS !!!!



May 12, 2012 9:04AM
I can see sadness in the eyes of the dog...Poor dog...Killing him is not solving the problem. Dog is always dog. All of us know that animals are not as clever as men. Don't blame animals 100%. Don't kill them. In my opinion this dog is useful in police force. It can be trained well to help police department against crimes like the other dogs do.
May 13, 2012 3:57AM

it has NEVER been the dogs..only irresponsible dog owners! they couldnt be bothered to do their homework before getting a pup/dog. i heard a story of a man who dumped his dog because it was growing into a large dog. that idiot probably thought his saint bernard pup would grow into the size of a labrador! and remember,ALL dogs need to be trained,be it a poodle or a shepherd. difference is,the level of training. so dont blame the dog when you fail to play your part.

and of course,just because your house was broken into,you dont immediately get a pup,let alone a full grown dog! consider house alarm instead! at least nobody gets killed and there wouldnt be another "bad" dog!

May 13, 2012 12:54PM
Ridiculous to restrict so many good guard dogs. If an unfortunate incident takes place, why not give a heavy penalty/fine to the stupid owners who don't have the brains to bring up a dog properly? No dog is dangerous with the correct upbringing. Dogs like Alsatians and Dobermans on the restricted list, what's next, ban all dogs from Msia? What a joke. 
May 12, 2012 8:38AM
there are thousand of dogs killed in malaysia yearly. so how many person is dead bitten by dogs in malaysia a year?
May 13, 2012 8:38AM


A pit bull rescued the drunken owner from the train tracks in the US. So are all Pit Bulls dangerous ? This Pit Bull save a human being ! 



May 12, 2012 8:26AM
Mind as well band every single creatures that bites.... (dogs, cats, rats, snakes, humans and etc) leaving the whole Malaysia country deserted...
May 13, 2012 6:56AM

Lets hope that someone from the local authorities will look into this matter seriously of not putting the 3 years old pitbull to sleep. I personally feel that this cannot happened all the time that each time when Malaysia has such cases, it is always the dogs to be blamed. I do have dogs (big and small dogs) as well and if you do give them attention and love, the same will be given back to you... no matter what breed it is.


I understand that the pet owner was fine RMB1,000. I dont think this is good enough. A more severe punishment is recommended to the pet owner for this case.





May 17, 2012 8:27AM
Hey, to whoever that come out with this stupid decision, please go to and search "Dog Whisperer - Cesar Millan"..

This is something we as a human can change not blame the poor animals.
May 12, 2012 11:13AM
it was just my animal instinct to did what I did...why is it that owners of my kind are always let scot free while my kind are always put down when something goes wrong...could you kind readers out there champion my rights and of my kind and spare me pleaseee...I have ony lived for three years and this was my first mistake and I am sorry for what I did...Retrain me and I could be put to other good use but pleaseee do not kiil me...
May 12, 2012 6:45PM
So sorry to hear about the death (may his soul rest in peace) This dog was suppose to be in the police or army academy or at least with a security firm....frustrated that he don't get any of this jobs..he decided to show off his get attention AND SO... maybe someone will finally reallize  that it should be put to good use rather that abandoning it roaming the street uselessly....some human's have also behaved like this dog...when you get frustrated for not  getting a job or be where you should...some will probably pick up a gun to rob a bank....some may engage in other crimes...and even committing constructive... be creative...treat this case with wisdom......
May 23, 2012 8:05AM
human always ban other animals, but animals never ban us...
May 18, 2012 10:10PM

Now days there is a lot of CRIME done by Foreigners stop them from coming to this country. 

May 27, 2012 10:59PM

Why not invite Ceaser Milan (Dog Whisperer) to come and give his comments if it is the dog or more likely the ower who didi tn train the dog and had to take the blame. All dogs can be trained as what we watch in his episodes.

These dogs are the ones required by the police, security firms and guards, drug enforcement agencies as they are intelligent and easy to train.

Its is more of the owners who need to do their bit to train the dogs and most of the time its the owners who are at fault, not the dogs.

May 20, 2012 7:42PM
Keeping dogs to saveguard our property & possibly to save lives are good. I think, both the owners and the enforcement agencies need to look at the standard operating procedures or SOP when keeping such dogs esp breeds like alsatians, dober, pitbull, etc. Check out these 'homes' like their fencing, locks, gates etc. and put a heavy fine if they are not in place before another dog be put to sleep!
May 25, 2012 11:01AM
I love dogs..They have contributed more to the society than some humans like snatch thieves , muggers , rapist and etc . They are man's best friend better than some nagging bickering wives. Don't blame the dogs . These gentle giants are also God's creation , so can we put god to sleep as well. WHO LET THE DOGS OUT ?? WOOF WOOF WOOF...Of course the irresponsible humans..
May 29, 2012 9:26PM
so stupid to put  the dog to sleep,and why don't they put the owner to prison rather to kill the dog.
May 20, 2012 10:05AM
May 12, 2012 9:17AM
Could it because of the mating period of dogs?. I have seen many dogs here around my taman. All of the dogs (male) look so tense up and wanna get a mate (female). The male dogs gathered in any houses with a female dog(s). Perhaps this poor dog is stressfull.
May 12, 2012 3:46PM
Sad to see this but nothing will change until the day the "irresponsible dogs" who are having those innocent breeds out there get caught and put to sleep.. period!!
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