Why do some UCF apartments restrict which dog breeds they allow?

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There are a few things to keep in mind when you're bringing your dog to the University of Central Florida. The first is whether or not the UCF apartments you're looking at are pet friendly. The second is whether or not your dog is a restricted breed at this apartment. If you've never heard of this before, some apartments restrict which breeds of dogs they allow to live on the property. Read on to learn more about these restrictions and how they might affect you.

Which breeds are restricted at UCF apartments?

Dog breeds that are commonly restricted at apartments near UCF include American Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, and Mastiffs. As you can probably tell from reading this list, these are breeds that tend to be discriminated against for their reputations for being large and aggressive. More breeds that are often restricted are the Cane Corso, Rottweilers, Boxers, Great Danes, and Malamutes. Some landlords will restrict any large breed at all, as they can pose a greater danger to tenants. If you want a better chance of having your pet approved, consider bringing a small dog instead.

What else determines breed restrictions?

Despite the stigmas that surround certain breeds, restrictions aren't based solely on how dangerous the breed is perceived to be. Restrictions can also be made based on how suitable the apartment determines that breed to be for living on their property. For example, a community may prohibit very large dog breeds, or they may restrict breeds known to be active and troublesome. This means that yes, your landlord can play favorites. Certain communities are more likely to accept your dog than others. If your apartment is equipped to handle pets, if it has amenities like pet stations or a dog park, it's more likely to allow a wider range of breeds.

Fortunately, if your dog's breed is restricted and you feel strongly that they should be allowed, you can appeal to your landlord with proof that your dog won't be harmful or troublesome. If it would help your case, consider getting your dog a DNA test to prove that they're not a dangerous breed.

Keeping a dog at UCF apartments

If you successfully get your dog approved to live with you at UCF apartments, you still have responsibilities as a dog owner to keep your pet in line. If your dog is constantly escaping and running through the streets, or if it starts lunging at people or destroying furniture, your landlord has the right to kick it off the property. Remember to have courtesy for your neighbors as well. Don't let your dog bark late at night or early in the morning, and clean up after it on walks. If your dog is poorly behaved, it's strongly suggested to get it trained. You can train it yourself or take your dog to a professional who will know how to handle its behavior. Not only will it keep others in your community from getting mad at you, it's safer for the dog.

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