Owners of dangerous animals must register their pets, keep them in enclosed areas and post signs warning others. They also must carry at least $1.5 million in liability insurance and attend a certified animal obedience class.
Those who don't comply could face tickets, fines or the seizure of their animal.
"It's wrong to ban a specific breed," said Farmington Hills City Manager Steve Brock. "Any animal can be vicious. This ordinance is a nice balance."
Bob Darden, a member of the Michigan Association for Pure Bred Dogs and legislative liaison for the American Kennel Club, worked with Farmington Hills on the proposed ordinance.
"The ordinances should work with, not punish, responsible owners," Darden said.