Residents of the Heilongjiang province in China will soon have to conform to a one-dog-per-household policy, according to a report by

The rule, approved by administrators, bans big and dangerous attack dogs and also asks that owners register their pets with the authorities, in addition to controlling its behavior when required.

According to a China Daily report, the policy was introduced to ensure public safety and preserve public order. The report also stated that dog grooming in public has been banned, as have doghouses and cages.