breed specific legislation

“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).

by Nina Stively
March 18th, 2014

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.

by DogTime
January 20th, 2014

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 dogs […]

by DogTime Staff
May 31st, 2013

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 American […]

by DogTime Staff
April 18th, 2013

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 do […]

by DogTime Staff
February 19th, 2013

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 specific […]

by DogTime Staff
January 22nd, 2013

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 of aggression, […]

by DogTime
June 13th, 2012

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

By Micaela Myers, for 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 […]

by DogTime
July 6th, 2011

BSL and the facts about breed bans

by Jerry Tuccille, StubbyDog.orgIf, 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 death […]

by DogTime
February 9th, 2011
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