"dangerous breed" laws in your city?

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  1. HayleyMarie

    HayleyMarie Like a bat outa' hell

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    I believe its just in Vancouver, but don't quote me on that, because in Sparwood, BC there is no law.
     
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    Nope, Vermont is another state that does not allow laws based on breed of dog; dangerous dog laws can only apply to a dog with a history of dangerous behavior.
     
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    Yeah I thought it was funny when I saw that in the bylaws too. I've never seen a muzzled pit bull here. Seen them at the dog park though lol
     
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    That's Richmond, I think Coquitlam or Burnaby has a similar one. (Vancouver I believe has no pit bull bylaw)
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Oklahoma prohibits BSL however some cities try to pass it anyways. I know Midwest City had a big lawsuit over their pit bull ban and it was ruled that the city could not ban the breed.

    There was an attempt to remove the part of the law that disallowed BSL but it was also struck down.
     
  6. Michiyo-Fir

    Michiyo-Fir New Member

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    I think it's everywhere in Greater Vancouver. I checked the Richmond website where I live.

    Just checked, Metro Vancouver has the same by-laws.

    "In the City of Vancouver, any of the five pit bull breeds and cross breeds are automatically considered a vicious dog under the Animal Control By-Law."

    " Vicious dogs are defined as any dog with a known propensity, tendency or disposition to attack without provocation other domestic animals or humans; any dog which has bitten another domestic animal or human without provocation; or a Pit Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, Pit Bull, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier or any dog of mixed breeding which includes any of the aforementioned breeds. Regulations pertaining to vicious dogs require the animals to be muzzled in public or confined either indoors or in an enclosed pen when on private property."
     
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    I believe all of Greater Vancouver to my knowledge has one. Metro Vancouver definitely has one. I just checked. It's the exact same as Richmond.
     
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    I don't believe we do. I just moved into this city, so I could be wrong, though.
     
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    I was browsing and looking for information on this. Washington is such a nanny state.The city I live in though, does not have any ban, but there sure are a lot in other cities. In fact, the city next to me has a ban. I was surprised that many of the places were in central and eastern Wa. where it is far more countryish and more conservative...farm type people who you'd think would be up in arms about this type of thing where a government entity can dictate what kind of dog someone can and can not have. Maybe there are just more ignorant people who fall for this dangerous breed stuff. I don't know.
    I was reading about one city, Royal City where you can't even drive through with a Rottweiler in your car. Good heavens! What a dictatorship we're getting to be. What if it's in a crate and it's lower than the windows... and they can't see the dog? LOL.


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    If you know of a pit bull ordinance that is not listed here, please send us a link to the ordinance or published news article so that we can update this web page: ordinance@dogsbite.org.
    Dangerous dog ordinances
    Pit Bull Ordinances in Washington
    City Website View Ordinance Type of Ordinance
    Auburn Section: 6.35 Fighting breeds declared "potentially dangerous" including: Akita, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Cane Corso, Dogo Argentino, Dogue de Bordeaux, Kuvasz, Pit Bull Terrier, Presa Canario, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tosa Inu
    Buckely Section: 9.30.090 Bans: pit bulls
    Cathlamet Section: 6.10.020 Bans: pit bulls
    Connell Section: 8.08.010 Pit bulls declared "dangerous"
    Enumclaw Section: 7.08 Bans: pit bulls
    Everett Section: 6.08.010 Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous" | 1987 ordinance
    Kennewick Section: 8:02.320 Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous"
    Moses Lake Section: 6.06 Pit bulls, rottweilers and presa canarios declared "hazardous"
    Pasco Section: 8.02.320 Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous"
    Prosser Section: 6.40.010 Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous"
    Quincy Section: 8.06.010 Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous"
    Othello Section: 6.06.010 Bans: pit bulls
    Raineer Section: 6.04.020 Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous"
    Rosalia Animal control Bans: pit bulls
    Royal City Section: 6.04.020 Bans: pit bulls and rottweilers
    Seatac Section: 6.05.120 Pit bulls declared "dangerous"
    Selah Section: 5.07.080 Bans: pit bulls
    Toppenish Section: 6.06 Pit bulls declared "dangerous"
    Wapato News article Bans: pit bulls, rottweilers, mastiffs, and American bulldogs.
    Yakima Section: 6-18 Bans: pit bulls
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    What happens if you happen to be passing through a city with a pit bull ban by car?? What if there's no other way for you to get to wherever you need to go with your dog?

    Really a person can't be expected to go through all the cities and go around all the ones with pit bans to get to where they want!!!
     
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    Well...that's exactly what I posted in my post. Royal City, in Washington has such a law. Some cities have the ban, but that doesn't apply to someone passing through in a car. This city goes as far as to butt their government noses into peoples' cars!
     
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    I was just thinking about this. I know that Tyler and I are wanting to go into Vancouver this summer and we probably will have to take the dogs.

    And what if we take Mitzu and Teagan into Edmonton to visit friends. (I always take Teagan with me) Do I need to muzzle her for that as well??
    Im having puppy play dates with a trainer and some other puppies with Mitzu in Edmonton. Do I need to put a muzzle on my 4 month old pit bull puppy?

    So would I have to get a muzzle for Mitzu?

    I guess I could say she is a Boxer mix. Ha ha, but honestly she looks 100% pit bull
    Gah!!
     
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    I don't know about most places.. but in Miami, the ban is hardly enforced unless somebody calls and reports it. And even then, it takes a while for them to take you to court to have the dog removed or to have any kind of fine or whatever..

    so passing by in a car wouldn't really be an issue.

    Pit bulls are all over in the city.. dog parks, ads for them in the newspaper.. the ban is usually only enforced to simply simplify cases involving pitbulls once there is an issue.
    AKA: this home is suspected of dog fighting.. WELL WE ARE TAKING THEM THEY ARE BANNED ANYWAY
    there was a dog fight and this person/dog got bit.. WELL IT'S YOUR FAULT REGARDLESS BECAUSE THEY ARE BANNED ANWAY!

    kind of thing.
     
  14. Michiyo-Fir

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    I think you should be ok without. Out of all the pits I've seen only about 1/3 of them are actually muzzled. Also if you're not letting Mitzu go to a dog park or off leash place, it should be fine.
     
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    I was actually at the protest for this case in front of the courthouse in Leesburg

    I had actually put myself on the waiting list to be a volunteer at the LoCo shelter but when I found out about their policy I had to decline the offer...I also wrote them a nice long (but respectful) email explaining why I could not in good conscience give my time to a organization that would destroy healthy friendly dogs just based on breed
     
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    OT, but I would start acclimating her to a muzzle now, just in case. It will be SO much easier on both of you if you have her acclimated to one before you NEED one.
    Muzzle training will be something I start with all future puppies, regardless of breed. It is such a valuable skill for a dog to have (ability to calmly wear a muzzle), and so often overlooked until you need it!
     
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    I cannot believe I did not know that about Vancouver and the Greater Van area considering I have lived there all my life excluding the last six months! All the more reason to stay here. That's so stupid.
     
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    In California, there is a law prohibiting breed bans. But, San Francisco has a spay/neuter ordinance specifically for Pit Bulls. The county I live in has a spay/neuter ordinance for any dog not registered with a kennel club.

     
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    Yes, thats the plan. Im gonna start the search for one right away. Plus I might get her to wear one anyways once she gets bigger and she is around Teagan. For her their and ours.
     

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