breed specific legislation

  • Pit Bull Ban May Force Viral Smiling Dog Out Of Town, And He’s Not Even A Pit Bull

    Pit Bull Ban May Force Viral Smiling Dog Out Of Town, And He’s Not Even A Pit Bull

    A photo of Diggy and his new owner went viral after he was adopted, but a few days later police demanded that Diggy leave town due to a Pit Bull breed ban. Diggy isn't even a Pit Bull.

  • Breed Ban Takes Emotional Support Pit Bull Dog Away From Girl With Asperger’s

    Breed Ban Takes Emotional Support Pit Bull Dog Away From Girl With Asperger’s

    Authorities took away a girl's emotional support dog just because she's a Pit Bull. The family had to file a lawsuit and move from the state to get her back, and they need help.

  • Irish Politician In Trouble For Comments About “Dangerous” Dog Breeds

    Irish Politician In Trouble For Comments About “Dangerous” Dog Breeds

    A County Councillor in Ireland commented on new signs that detailed breed specific legislation in his home town. Now he's facing a flood of outrage.

  • Pit Bull Who Stood Guard Over Owner And Was Banned From County Now Up For Adoption

    Pit Bull Who Stood Guard Over Owner And Was Banned From County Now Up For Adoption

    Precious, the Pit Bull who stood over her unconscious owner after a house fire, was banned from her home county. Now she's up for adoption.

  • “Breed bans won’t happen to my dog”

    “Breed bans won’t happen to my dog”

    Editorial: Don’t think a breed ban can impact your dog? Not so: Your pooch may be considered in the same league as a tiger or gorilla (as is the case with one U.S. state).

  • BSL may end in Washington State

    BSL may end in Washington State

    House Bill 2117 would make it illegal to ban or declare a dog vicious based solely on breed and keep cities from putting breed specific legislation on their books.

  • Town bans veteran’s Pit Bull therapy dog

    Town bans veteran’s Pit Bull therapy dog

    After deployment in Egypt, Bo Ready found relief from PTSD through his dog, Diesel; unfortunately, the pooch is a Pit Bull — a breed banned by his city’s BSL.

  • President Obama comes out against Breed Specific Legislation

    President Obama comes out against Breed Specific Legislation

    In response to a petition launched on a government website, the Obama administration releases an official statement coming out against Breed Specific Legislation. 

  • World’s ugliest dog, the evolution of the mutt, and BSL

    World’s ugliest dog, the evolution of the mutt, and BSL

    Walle was named World’s Ugliest Dog based on his appearance, but where looks in one instance won a dog and award, in another it could have dire consequences.

  • Nevada says no to breed specific legislation

    Nevada says no to breed specific legislation

    Nevada dog owners and advocates have something to celebrate this week after the historic passage of Assembly Bill 110, which outlaws Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) in The Silver State. Under the new law, towns and municipalities in Nevada can no longer outlaw dogs based on their breed. American Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and […]

  • North Carolina legislators file dog breed restriction bill

    North Carolina legislators file dog breed restriction bill

    A bill introduced Tuesday in the North Carolina House of Representatives aims to designate six “aggressive” dog breeds and to regulate the ownership of those breeds and breed mixes. House Bill 956 classifies the Rottweiler, Mastiff, Chow Chow, Perro de Presa Canario, Pit Bull (including the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the […]

  • Pitcher makes sacrifice for his Pit Bull

    Pitcher makes sacrifice for his Pit Bull

    Major league baseball pitcher Mark Buehrle expected he’d be spending years with the Miami Marlins when he signed a 4-year contract in December 2011. There was just one problem with his new job — Miami-Dade’s Breed Specific Legislation, which banned Buehrle’s beloved American Pit Bull Terrier mix, Slater, from the county. But the Buehrles made […]

  • Possible Oklahoma dog breed ban stirs controversy

    Possible Oklahoma dog breed ban stirs controversy

    If Oklahoma State Senator Patrick Anderson (R-Enid) has his way, cities across the Sooner State could have the ability to discriminate against and even ban dogs for their breed. While other states and municipalities across the country have decided against adopting Breed Specific Legislation, Anderson believes that Oklahoma towns should have the option of outlawing […]

  • Appeals fail in the fight to save Lennox

    Appeals fail in the fight to save Lennox

    A Belfast dog that made headlines around the world will soon meet a sad end after a shocking conclusion to a two-year legal battle. Lennox, a 7-year-old Pit Bull Terrier-like dog, has been deemed dangerous by the high courts in Northern Ireland and will soon be destroyed. Though he had never shown any outward signs […]

  • BSL and BDL: 12 Reasons to Oppose Breed-Discriminatory Legislation

    BSL and BDL: 12 Reasons to Oppose Breed-Discriminatory Legislation

    By Micaela Myers, for StubbyDog.org Breed-discriminatory legislation (BDL) refers to laws that target dogs based on how they look rather than their actions. Hundreds of U.S. cities have already enacted BDL, and more cities adopt it every year. Many cities and counties—plus Marine Corps and Army bases—have banned select breeds altogether. Other cities enact BDL […]

  • BSL and the facts about breed bans

    BSL and the facts about breed bans

    by Jerry Tuccille, StubbyDog.org If, like many people, you pick up stakes and move yourself, your pets and your possessions into a new home in a new town, you may find that you’ve unexpectedly run afoul of the law. In fact, you may face a choice between surrendering a beloved dog to be put to […]