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CALIFORNIA:  

Section 671(c)(2)(K), Title 14, of the California Code of Regulations http://www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/pdffiles/fg1518.pdf (page 8)

The offspring of a restricted cat and domestic cat are not restricted.

Wolves and first generation hybrids are restricted from possession.

Title 14: 2189. Importation of Nonnative Wild Animals; Regulations
(a) As used in this section nonnative wild animal means
any nonnative animal species, or hybrid thereof, that is not
normally domesticated pursuant to this code or regulations
adopted pursuant thereto and that is not designated as a
furbearing, game, nongame, threatened, or endangered animal.

671. Importation, Transportation and Possession of Live Restricted Animals.
(a) It shall be unlawful to import, transport, or possess
alive animals restricted in subsection (c) below except under
permit issued by the Department of Fish and Game.
(c) Restricted species include:
     1. Family Felidae-All species (W), except:
         a. Acinonyx jubatus (cheetahs) (D).
         b. Domestic cats and hybrids of domestic cats are not restricted.
     2. Family Canidae - All species (W).
         a. Wolf hybrids ( Canis familiaris (domestic dog) x Canis lupus (wolf)).
             (i) Any F1 (first) generation wolf hybrid whelped on or before February 4, 1988 may be possessed under permit from the department.
             (ii) No state permit is required to possess the progeny of F1 generation wolf hybrids, but cities and counties may prohibit possession or require a permit.
        b. Domesticated dogs are not restricted.

Department of Fish & Game
License and Revenue Branch
1740 North Market Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95834
lrb @ dfg.ca.gov

 

5/14/08


Disclaimer: Please check all local, city, county, township, homeowners' ordinances in your area first before acquiring any hybrid or exotic animals.

Laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations from all levels of government affect the ownership of exotic and hybrid animals. It is strongly recommended that county and city laws, and homeowners association rules be researched prior to buying or selling any hybrid animal.

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