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Written by Clicks® Team

Feb 08, 2024

Find Your Pawfect Match: Your Guide to HDB Approved Dogs in 2024


Living in an HDB flat and dreaming of four-legged companionship? You're not alone! Owning a dog can enrich your life and bring boundless joy, but in Singapore's bustling heartland, navigating the rules and regulations around HDB-approved dogs can be a bit confusing. Worry not, paw-rents! This comprehensive guide unlocks the secrets of HDB-approved dogs in 2024, helping you find your perfect pup without any ruff pawprints on your paperwork.

Understanding HDB Approved Dogs & Breeds Allowed

Let's clear the air: only 62 dog breeds have the 'paw-fficial' stamp of approval for HDB flat-dwelling (as of October 2023). And you're only allowed to keep one dog or you'll be fine $4,000 if you're found breaching the regulations. Living in an HDB flat doesn't mean you can't enjoy the companionship of a four-legged friend. HDB has a list of approved dog breeds that are welcomed in HDB living spaces.

Don't fret, this furry-tastic list caters to all preferences!


HDB Approved Dog Breeds

2Australian Silky Terrier
3Australian Terrier
4Bichon Frise
5Bohemian Terrier
7Brussels Griffon (Griffon Bruxaellois)
8Bichon Havanese
9Border Terrier
10Boston Terrier (a) Lightweight (b) Middleweight
11Cairn Terrier
12Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
14Chinese Crested Dog
15Chinese Imperial Chin
16Chinese Temple Dog (Classic and Miniature)
17Coton de tulear
18Czech Terrier
19Dachshund (Light and Miniature)
20Dandie Dinmont Terrier
21English Toy Spaniel
22Griffon Belge
23German Hunting Terrier
24Griffon Brabancon
25Hairless Dog
26Italian Greyhound
27Jack Russell Terrier
28Japanese Spaniel (Chin)
29Japanese Spitz
30Lhasa Apso
31Little Lion Dog
32Lakeland Terrier
34Manchester Terrier
35Miniature Pinscher
36Miniature Schnauzer
37Norfolk Terrier
38Norwich Terrier
44Poodle (Miniature)
46Scottish Terrier
47Sealyham Terrier
48Shetland Sheep dog
49Shih Tzu
50Silky Terrier
51Small Continental Spaniel
52Small English Terrier
53Small Spitz
54Smooth Fox Terrier
55Toy Fox Terrier
56Toy Terrier
57Tibetan Spaniel
58Volpino Italiano
59West Highland Terrier
60Wire-Haired Fox Terrier
61Welsh Terrier
62Yorkshire Terrier

From the playful Bichon Frise to the loyal Beagle, there's a canine cuddle buddy waiting for you.

Bonus points: Singapore Specials - an adorable local mixed breeds under 55cm at the shoulder are now welcome too, thanks to Project ADORE! We'll take a closer look at the types of dogs allowed and the considerations you should keep in mind.

Breeds Not HDB Approved

Sadly, some breeds haven't been given the green light for HDB living. This is primarily due to their size and potential risk of noise or aggression. Breeds like Corgis and French Bulldogs fall into this category. Remember, responsible pet ownership means choosing a breed that suits your lifestyle and living space. Understanding these restrictions will aid you in making well-informed decisions when choosing your furry companion.

Consequences of Having a Non-Approved Dog

Ignoring the regulations comes with potential fines and even the heart breaking prospect of having to rehome your furry friend. It's always best to check before you embark on your adoption journey! We'll outline the potential consequences and the importance of adhering to HDB regulations to maintain a harmonious living environment.

Applying for Your Dog's HDB Permit

Once you've found your paw-fect match, the next step is applying for an HDB dog license. It's a straightforward process: just prepare your identification documents, your dog's vaccination records, and proof of microchipping. Head to the National Parks Board's Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS) website for a step-by-step guide

Corgi Conundrum and Frenchie Frustration: Why Some Breeds are on the "No List"

Corgis may be internet royalty, but their short legs and fluffy fur mask a surprising fact: they can bark quite loudly! Similarly, French Bulldogs, despite their charming snorts, can have respiratory issues requiring special care, making them less suited for smaller HDB flats.

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Remember, choosing a dog is a lifelong commitment. Do your research, consider your lifestyle, and adopt responsibly. Finding your pawfect match in an HDB living space is an exciting venture. With our guide, you'll not only understand the regulations around HDB-approved dogs but also discover valuable property-related information on Clicks®. Make informed decisions, embrace the joy of canine companionship, and find the perfect blend of home and pet living in your HDB flat.

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Remember, choosing a dog is a lifelong commitment, and so is finding the perfect home. With Clicks®, you can navigate the HDB market with confidence, armed with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions. Decipher the regulations around HDB-approved breeds, explore diverse neighbourhoods, and discover hidden gems you never knew existed.

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