All nondomestic dogs are banned as pets.
Potentially Dangerous Species
Criteria for Possession of Potentially Dangerous Species
The following information is in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:25-4.8.
(a) "Potentially Dangerous Species" is defined as any exotic mammals, birds, reptiles or amphibians, or nongame species which, in the opinion of the Division, is capable of inflicting serious or fatal injuries or which has the potential to become an agricultural pest, or a menace to the public health, or indigenous wildlife populations, including but not limited to the following:
Carnivora Canidae – Nondomestic Dogs
(b) The Department, at its discretion, may issue a permit for possession of a potentially dangerous species only after a clear showing that the criteria for the possession of such potentially dangerous species have been met.
CRITERIA FOR THE POSSESSION OF POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SPECIES
The following information is in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:25-4.9.
(a) In addition to the general criteria in section 7:25-4.7, every person applying for a permit to possess potentially dangerous species shall meet each and every of the following criteria to the satisfaction of the Division:
3. Protection of the Public: The housing facilities shall also be constructed to prevent public access to and contact with the animal. >>>>The potentially dangerous species shall not be kept as a pet, for hobby purposes or in situations, which, in the judgement of the Department, could adversely affect the health of the animal or which could constitute a hazard to the public.