Restricted Right of Possession

RESTRICTED RIGHT OF POSSESSION

What is the restricted right of possession in Brossard? 

This is the right of an owner to continue to possess a dog covered by the prohibition of certain breeds, or by any other prohibition arising from a decision of the competent authority or a court, and to be with that dog within Brossard’s city limits.

What dog breeds are subject to the restricted right of possession in Brossard? 

Any pure- or cross-breed dog from a breed or mix of breedsin the following list:
  1. Bull Terrier;
  2. Staffordshire Bull Terrier; 
  3. American Pit Bull Terrier;
  4. American Staffordshire Terrier;
  5. a cross-bred dog that is of, or possesses the substantial characteristics of, one of the above breeds;

What obligations and conditions must be fulfilled to obtain the restricted right of possession for my dog in Brossard?

To obtain the restricted right of possession and retain the right to keep your dog in Brossard, you must: 
  1. Obtain a valid dog licence no later than September 30, 2016; 
  2. Produce a certificate from a veterinary doctor, before December 1, 2016, attesting that the animal has been sterilized. 
  3. Produce a certificate from a veterinary doctor, before December 1, 2016, attesting that your dog has been vaccinated against rabies. 
  4. Deliver an attestation that the dog has been equipped with a microchip before December 1, 2016. 
  5. Deliver an attestation that you and your dog have followed and successfully completed an obedience course given by a recognized dog behaviour specialist before June 30, 2017.
  6. Post and maintain a written notice at your home that can be easily seen from public land and which bears the words “Attention – chien dangereux”.
  7. Your dog must be wearing a basket muzzle, whenever you are on public roads or in public places, including the canine exercise areas. =

Where do I send the documents required by the Ville de Brossard concerning my dog covered by the restricted right of possession?

Please include your complete contact information (address, phone number and e-mail), and send or bring a copy of all required supporting documents within the required time limits, by mail or in person, to: 

Services Brossard
2001 boulevard de Rome
Brossard, QC  J4W 3K5

You can also send us your documents via e-mail to services@brossard.ca.

Why must I obtain an attestation of obedience courses for my dog covered by the restricted right of possession in Brossard?

Proof that you have obtained the certification will demonstrate that you have acquired the notions of self-control necessary to stabilize your animal and have learned to walk your dog on a leash, give clear directives and ensure that they are followed, as well as measures to call your dog back. 

How many hours does it take to complete the obedience course required by the City for dogs covered by the restricted right of possession? 

The Ville de Brossard does not require a specific number of hours of obedience training. Each case is different, based on the age and the specific needs of the dog.

Does the Ville de Brossard recognize a report of non-dangerousness in place of an obedience course attestation for dogs covered by the restricted right of possession?

No, the City does not recognize a report of non-dangerousness in the place of an an obedience course attestation since this does not determine the ability of the guardian to control his dog.

What information must appear on an an obedience course attestation required by the Ville de Brossard?

The attestation filed must specify that it is an obedience course, the name of the school, the name of the dog behaviour specialist, the date and place of the training, the name of the dog, and the name and contact information of the guardian. 

What is the deadline to deliver an obedience course attestation for my dog covered by the restricted right of possession?

The Animal Control By-Law requires the guardian of a dog covered by the restricted right of possession to deliver, no later than June 30, 2017, an attestation that he and his dog have followed and successfully completed an obedience course given by a recognized dog behaviour specialist. 

If I believe my dog is not dangerous, can I remove the “ Attention –  chien dangereux” sign and / or create my own sign? 

No, the “Attention – chien dangereux” sign must be easily visible at all times from public land and you cannot change or remove it.

Where can I get an “Attention – chien dangereux” sign?

You can obtain a sign at the Services Brossard counter located at 2001 boulevard de Rome.

After I have met the conditions to obtain the restricted right of possession for my dog, could I lose this right?

Yes, the restricted right of possession is lost when the owner of the subject dog violates the by-law, or when the subject dog is absent from the territory of Brossard for more than 9 months. 

Any dog having lost the benefits conferred by the restricted right of possession is prohibited within the city limits.

Is the restricted right of possession transferable from one animal to another, for example, if my dog dies and I wish to adopt another similar dog?

No, this right is not transferable from one owner to another or from one dog to another. 

If I forgot to buy a license for my dog before September 30, 2016 but I have all the certificates required by the City, will my dog be covered by the restricted right of possession and accepted in Brossard?

Answer: No, after September 30, 2016, no new dog subject to the restricted right of possession will be accepted in the Brossard register of licenses, and you will therefore need to dispose of your animal.

May I move to Brossard after September 30, 2016, with a dog subject to the restricted right of possession?

No, after September 30, 2016, no new dog subject to the restricted right of possession will be accepted in the Brossard register of licenses or within Brossard. If you are a new Brossard resident, you must dispose of your animal.