savannah, if you click on the link that dusty provided, the Labrador Retrievers are listed on there. It is sad I know, and I also agree with you about Labradors. Our Labrador is so sweet and gentle. Very energetic I must say, but my husband and I love him to death. I do not think there are bad dogs, just bad owners! You are absolutely correct savannah!
"A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions" - Confucius
Savannah, I think you'd better get some visine or else some new specs. Your loveable Labby is under Dusty's site, on her posting. My dog is on their too, in fact there are not a heck of a lot of breeds NOT on there. I'm actually going to go back and see what these brilliant people consider not to be a menace to society.
***Edited By: pyrmom on 7/29/2007 12:42:42 PM*** Reason: *
Well, apparently all my aunts evil little beasts did'nt make the list, and I'm surprised. Don't get offended anyone out there with a POODLE, but I can't even count the number of times those dogs (my aunt's) have bitten people over the years, and this is over a life span of about 40 years now, that my aunt's have owned the breed. BSL is ridiculous, and it does'nt make sense. I can think of a much better set of words to define by BSL, but I can't post them.
Thanks for posting the other link too that one has alot more info. The list I posted was only a partial
I figured it was important for people to actually see what is going on. many times BSL (Breed Specific legislation) is passed by sneaky backdoor techniques and done last minute so poeple don't get enough time to rally , other times it is done pretty well out in the open and people just aren't aware it is happeneing. So you need to be keet aware IMO as it could happen to anyone of our breeds.
There are yahoo dog law groups for pretty much every state as well as orgs like the ADOA who track what is going on.
Sometimes ok LOTS of time I feel that bully breeds are not only used as scape goats but as a smoke screen to hide other things that are going on.
So when you hear about a ban of ANY one particular breed take note and stand up and fight because not only may yours be next, but many of you are already included and didn't even know...no breed is safe when it comes to ignorance and stupidity
Patch O' Pits , Home to Greatly Loved Ch GRCH, Therapy, & Agility APBTs "When it Rains Play in the mud"
ok, I have a stupid question... how are these lists created? Having NOTHING to do with Labs or any breed, I'm just curious how it's put together. Dog bites are reported, we know that.. so they take a dog bite that's reported and put that type of dog on the list? I'm clueless, someone explain please.
Pen, bring the new specs with you LMAOOOOOOO.
Actually I did not click on Dusty's list, sorry, was looking at other stuff which is why I did not see it. Though I do know that Patch has given me lists and stuff and I have seen the Lab on it too. Hence my question for HELP PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Hey Savannah, just so you don't have a $@^& fit, I don't know where the damn list comes from, and frankly don't care, because it's irrelevant. There is absolutely no way to pick a breed and say "That breed is dangerous". I mean if you look at their stupid lists, they're laughable. The only way to even make a list of any kind would be to document every reported dog bite in the country, and there you have it. But what does that list mean? Jack Squat. I guess if we check the links there will be some brilliant organization that came up with THE LIST, but it's pointless and meaningless to me anyway. How's the weather down there?
someone has got to know this answer. I'm just dumbfounded on how these things are put together. I mean really, any time a doggie bites for whatever reason and it's reported, that breed is on the list? or what? makes no logical sense whatsoever.
Savannah, seriously, here is what is happening. Laws all over the country have been made to exclude or significantly deter people from owning dogs based upon various different sources of information, and a lot has to do with media hype. The local town council then goes ahead and makes up a list of banned or restricted dogs by 1 of 2 ways- By it's name - a local township has named the specific breed of dog in a local ordinance. OR... By Description - a local township includes that breed by description in an ordinance. Does this help?
HA! There's no mixed breeds on the list! I'm safe!! (JOKING!!) These list are ridiculous - instead, they should make a list of what the REAL problem is: the OWNERS of dogs that have bitten or attacked.
Damn Pen! Thanks for ruining my "flying-high" for not having a vicious/dangerous dog! Besides, on second look, Pug is on that list, so I've got a half dangerous dog (I think it's the back-end half - her farts are deadly!)
I would never of thought labs would be on there. But hey i guess i`m wrong!! LOL !!! Bostons and everything are on thats stupid !!! the whole thing is BSL is crazy !!! How dare they hurt poor dogs !!!!