Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Rule Rule 333-019-0022
Pet Licensing, Animal Bites, and Rabies: Wolf-Dog Hybrids


For the purposes of dog licensing, immunization, and response to bites, wolf-dog hybrids shall be considered wild animals and not dogs. The status of an animal as a dog or as a wolf-dog hybrid shall be determined by a Licensed Veterinarian. Such determinations may consider descriptions of the animal in medical records and prior claims made by the owner, and shall be subject to review by the State Public Health Veterinarian or designee.
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Jun. 8, 2021