The city of Birmingham really does not want you to own a wolf-dog and this is evident in the very long list of rules and conditions that apply to the ownership of a wolf-dog. Of course, there are the usual rules; you must apply for a permit, you have to take care of the wolf dog, keeping it clean and fed, in good health and securely on your property, but did you know that when you drive the wolf-dog has to be caged and secure. This means that you can’t let your wolf-dog sit in the passenger seat next to you in your car or truck while driving like you see so many people do with other dog breeds. But wait there’s more….
If you think you would like to breed wolf-dogs in the city of Birmingham think again. It is against the rules to breed wolf-dogs and in fact according to their ordinance you have to get wolf-dogs sexually sterilized so they can’t breed.
Section 19-105 states that you must have an identification microchip placed in your wolf-dog by a veterinarian and you must pay for this procedure to be done.
If you are thinking of passing your wolf-dog off as a Shepard or some other look-alike breed and if an officer or any type of law enforcement has reason to believe the dog is a wolf-dog cross then they can have an expert on wolf-dog crosses examine the animal.
There are a lot of other ordinances or rules for having a wolf-dog in the city of Birmingham, apparently everything from where they are kept, how they are kept, transferring ownership, their health, forfeiture, seizure, biting and the possibility of rabies are of concern to the city of Birmingham, they even state that you must feed the wolf-dog at least once a day.