For anyone reading this outside the U.S., the dogs listed below are not NOT UNIFORMLY banned/restricted across the entire U.S. This means that the breeds listed below are banned or restricted in different places around theU.S. , and that individual states, cities, counties or towns all make their own LOCAL LAWS - and those laws differ according to individual communities. Also - it's important to note that the list includes even MIXES of these breeds.
So - without further ado, courtesy of the RDOWS, here is the list of 75 - count 'em - SEVENTY FIVE - banned or restricted breeds .....................
How's that for scary? You're wide awake now, I bet.
What's a dog owner to do? For starters - BEFORE you move, buy or rent a home, wherever you are - be sure to check with the local city hall - NOT THE REALTOR - to find out about local dog laws and if any breed-specific measures are in place or are being considered.
But don't take city hall's word, either. Ask for a COPY of the local ordinance, and then ask your local city council rep if they support breed-specific laws or measures.
This is just the US and not every state has every dog on it's list.
LMAO @ aleczandra. i dont foresee myself ever having the urge to fish off the back of a giraffe. although they would come in handy for apple picking. i could easily get the big juicy ones that always seem to be at the top of the tree, just out of reach !
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
I am currently blessed with a VERY full house, as stated and shown in another thread. Among the 6 dogs currently here, ALL are on the ban list provided. Pyrs, Aussie & Am Staff.
Not only are 3 (banned, vicious) different breeds living in peace, but they doing so with children ranging in age from 4-11. Aside from the initial butt sniffing contest, they've managed to deal with one another beautifully.
They're also eating and drinking from the same dishes and bowls and swapping sleeping places.
Perhaps it's because of the way they have been raised, rather than their breed that causes them to be socially accepting of one another and humans of all sizes?
***Edited By: pyrmom on 6/13/2007 6:46:10 AM*** Reason: *
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful".
The list is to vague to be useful. I went thru the animal ord. for my county and the counties around me...looked at the State sight and now where is any breed targeted. The actions of the individual animal is what determines the government getting involved.