What Dog Breeds Are Not Allowed In RV Campgrounds Or Resorts?
Dog Breeds That are not Allowed in RV Campgrounds
Certain dog breeds are not allowed at some RV parks. What are they?
ANSWER You are correct that some RV Campgrounds and Resorts have restrictions on what breed of dog they allow on their property. The restrictions vary widely by the facility. The most common breed restrictions seem to be for Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Dobermans, Mastiffs, Chows, and wolf-mixes. Other facilities may allow these breeds, but they reserve the right to ask you to leave their facilities if the dog you have "acts aggressively."
I know that there are a lot of dogs in the breeds mentioned above that are not aggressive and play well with others, but if the campground or resort has a ban on a certain breed they usually do not make an exception. These breeds were selected because they are large muscular animals that have the capability of causing severe injuries to people or other pets if they become aggressive. These breeds are thought to have a more aggressive nature than other breeds of dogs.
Whether these assumptions are true or not, owners that take these dogs camping with them must be aware that their pets may not be welcome at certain campgrounds and RV Resorts. The best advice I can offer to those people is to call ahead to the facility they plan to stay at to see if their pet is allowed.
During the years we have been RVing, we have encountered some aggressive dogs. I hate to say it, but many of them have not been in the restricted breed categories. There are some Chihuahuas that we have come across that were very aggressive. The difference is that a crazed Chihuahua is not capable of causing great bodily harm; a crazed Pit Bull, on the other hand, is physically capable of possibly killing someone.
Killer The Wonder Dog
Now before I get a bunch of hate mail from outraged Chihuahua Owners; please take a look at the picture to the left, that is our dog aptly named "Killer The Wonder Dog". Killer is a cross between a Merle Chihuahua and a pug. He goes camping with us wherever we go. Yes, we are living dangerously by bringing him along. :-)
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I hope that this information has been helpful to you.
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