The dog tags can be picked up when dog owners register their pets and cost 400 yuan each, the regulation said.
According to the regulation, around 40 dog breeds are banned in the city and locals who do not correct their behavior after receiving a fine may see their furry friends confiscated.
The regulation has been hailed by netizens on social media, with many saying that this is a good way to raise awareness of responsible dog ownership, the announcement coming after regular news reports of dogs biting people.
Recently, a 3-year-old in Southwest China's Guizhou Province was attacked by a dog, requiring 200 stitches in his face, the Guiyang Evening News reported in May.
Qingdao is not the only city implementing such rules. The capital city of Southwest China's Sichuan Province also limited residents to one dog per household in 2009. Chengdu residents can be punished if their dog hurts a person, disturbs their neighbors or if they fail to clean up its excrement, the Beijing News reported.
Separately, Harbin, the capital of Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province banned pet dogs over 50 centimeters in height and over 70 centimeters in length, the Beijing News said.
This article was originally published in the Global Times.