When I was at the vet's this morning booking Hugo in for chop-chop (there are enough unwanted puppies in the refuges and those are the 'lucky' ones) I asked her whether she thought Hugo, a mixed breed, would be classified as a dangerous breed. Now that he's 6 months old his face has squared off considerably and he's definitely part Staffie.
She thought he would simply because of his appearance and that in due course I would need to:
1. Declare him at the Mairie
2. Take out "dangerous dog" insurance
He will be kept on leash and muzzled when we got out walking anyway but does anyone have experience of 1 and 2? I'd be interested to know the procedure, what papers are to be produced, costs etc so I can be prepared.
Speaking of papers, his registration, prepared by the refuge vet, has him down as a Cane Corso (beautiful dogs, another dangerous breed, but totally incorrect). Could this cause a problem long term and do you think/know it should be changed somehow?
Any advice, words of wisdom, do's and don'ts from you fabulous experts would be greatly appreciated.