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Changing Negative Stereotypes Of Pit Bulls

A movement to eliminate negative Pit Bull Terrier stereotypes is underway, and it involves photographs of the dog with their owners; take a look at The Majority Project.

by Michele C. Hollow
October 10th, 2015

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

Miami ban on Pit Bulls may come to an end

Miami’s longstanding ban against Pit Bull Terriers may soon be repealed after an August 14 vote.The ban includes American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, “or any other dog that substantially conforms to any of these breeds’ characteristics,” according to the Miami-Dade County site.The Miami-Dade County, Fla., ban was first initiated in […]

by DogTime Staff
August 6th, 2012

Arkansas town rejects Pit Bull ban/BSL proposal

A small town in Arkansas in need of updated dangerous dog laws has turned down a proposed ban of Pit Bull Terriers, according to Ozarks First News.West Fork, a town of fewer than 2,500 residents in the northwest corner of The Natural State, took Breed Specific Legislation off the table July 10, instead favoring updates […]

by dogtime
July 16th, 2012

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

The effective answer to BSL: Breed Neutral Dog Laws

This article courtesy of StubbyDog.org. If breed-discriminatory legislation is not the answer, then what is? Perhaps the most shining example of a successful and adaptive set of breed-neutral policies can be found in Calgary, Canada. Their approach includes education and prevention, with a constant focus on owner responsibility – all paid for through licensing fees. […]

by dogtime
October 17th, 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

Pit Bulls: a ban in Texas, an anti-dogfighting campaign in Philly

Big news day yesterday for my favorite dog breed.The Huffington Post explored a proposed Pit Bull ban in the state of Texas. Justin’s Law, named for the ten-year-old boy mauled to death by dogs, would make owning a Pit Bull a felony. The piece suggests that the Pit Bull question is one of  ”…nature vs. […]

by dogtime
January 25th, 2011

Pit Bulls rescue Colorado Chihuahua from coyote

Pit Bulls are banned in Denver. So it’s a good thing Jodi Robinette and her Chihuahua mix, Buster, live outside the city in Littleton. Jodi and Buster were out early one morning last month when the little dog was seized by a coyote. Jodi describes hearing a blood-curdling scream and remembers seeing the coyote shaking […]

by dogtime
August 4th, 2010
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