If you feel immune from BSL - List of 75 banned or restricted breeds
May 22, 2007
List Of 75 Banned Or Restricted Breeds - Is Your Dog On The List?
The Responsible Dog Owners Of The Western States (RDOWS) has just updated the list of breeds that have been banned or restricted in the U.S..
All you dog lovers out there may just be in for a shock. BSL - or breed-specific legislation and breed discriminstion- isn't just for pitbulls or Rottweilers anymore
**UPDATED LINK** RDOWS UPDATED COMPILATION OF BANNED/RESTRICTED DOG BREEDS TRUTHS FROM RDOWS
The RDOWS has tracked a list of 75 breeds of dogs that have been banned or restricted - yep - that's Seventy-five. That's 75!
Just who or what is behind this breed ban frenzy?
Is your dog on the list of banned or restricted breeds?
Here's the deal...............
Media Frenzy Equals Breed Bans
And just who is pouring gasoline onto the fire, whipping up the flams of pit bull hysteria? Who is driving the onslaught of anti-dog legislation?
Your local paper, TV or radio station - with innacurate reports than use inflammatory language ("vicious" Rottweiler, "marauding" pitbulls, etc.) and show UNRELATED footage of dogfights supplied by the Humane Society of the United States.
Across the country - and indeed around the world - cities, counties and local town councils are busy banning or restricting breeds instead of punishing irresponsible behavior.
Here's what is happening:
Breed bans - an outright ban on owning a specific breed of dog
Breed-specific sterilization - owners are forced to spay or neuter animal
Breed-specific insurance requirements - forces owners to obtain the unobtainable "vicious" breed insurance - in reality this forces owners to surrender dogs or move
Weight or size restrictions - banning dogs over an arbitrarily determined weight or size - as in Fairfield, Iowa where all dogs over 100 lbs are banned (St. Bernard, Irish Wolfhound, Great Dane, etc.)
BTW - your insurance company is happily waiting in the background too - waiting to exclude coverage of your dog, waiting to drop your policy, or waiting to outrageously raise your rates.
So - without further ado, courtesy of the RDOWS, here is the list of 75 - count 'em - SEVENTY FIVE - banned or restricted breeds .....................
List of 75 Banned or Restricted Dogs
1. AIREDALE TERRIER
4. ALAPAHA BLUE BLOOD BULLDOG
5. ALASKAN MALAMUTE
6. ALSATIAN SHEPHERD
7. AMERICAN BULLDOG
8. AMERICAN HUSKY
9. AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER
10. AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER
11. AMERICAN WOLFDOG
12. ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD
13. ARIKARA DOG
14. AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG
15. AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
16. BELGIAN MALINOIS
17. BELGIAN SHEEPDOG
18. BELGIAN TURVUREN
19. BLUE HEELER
22. BOSTON TERRIER
23. BOUVIER DES FLANDRES
26. BULL TERRIER
27. BULL MASTIFF
28. CANE CORSO
29. CATAHOULA LEOPARD DOG
30. CAUCASIAN SHEPHERD
31. CHINESE SHAR PEI
33. COLORADO DOG
34. DOBERMAN PINSCHER
35. DOGO DE ARGENTINO
36. DOGUE DE BORDEAUX
37. ENGLISH MASTIFFS
38. ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL
39. ESKIMO DOG
40. ESTRELA MOUNTAIN DOG
41. FILA BRASILIERO
42. FOX TERRIER
43. FRENCH BULLDOG
44. GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG
45. GOLDEN RETRIEVER
46. GREENLAND HUSKY
47. GREAT DANE
48. GREAT PYRANEES
49. ITALIAN MASTIFF
50. KANGAL DOG
53. KOTEZEBUE HUSKY
55. LABRADOR RETRIEVER
58. NEOPOLITAN MASTIFF
61. PRESA DE CANARIO
62. PRESA DE MALLORQUIN
65. SAARLOOS WOLFHOND
66. SAINT BERNARD
68. SCOTTISH DEERHOUND
69. SIBERIAN HUSKY
70. SPANISH MASTIFF
71. STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER
72. TIMBER SHEPHERD
73. TOSA INU
74. TUNDRA SHEPHERD
75. WOLF SPITZ
How's that for scary?
So, dog lovers - now that you know, what are you going do do about it?
If you haven't already signed up for the 3rd Annual My Dog Votes Candlelight Vigil Against Breed Bans , here's the information below:
Join The Vigil!
To all dog lovers around the world are standing up for innocent dogs and taking a stand against breed bans and other anti-dog legislation.
We all know its Deed, Not Breed, yet our politicians continue to ban dogs instead of focusing on responsible ownership.
In 2005, over dog owners in 24 locations around the world joined the vigil. In 2006, dog owners in 57 locations around the world joined the vigil, including 7 locations in China.
This August you can help send a very powerful message in a very peaceful way to stop the slaughter of innocent dogs.
Join the 3rd Annual My Dog Votes Worldwide Candlelight Vigil Against Breed Bans on Sunday, August 19th at 8 PM.
By taking part in this vigil which literally spans the globe, you can can tell the world to stop killing innocent dogs.
No matter wherre you live, no matter which breed or mix of dog you own, stand up for innocent dog owners
Join us to Light A Candle, Save A Life
Sign up today - and then send this post to every dog lover you know.
Email your name & location to: [email protected]
Thank you for standing up for innocent dogs
& the Gravity Dogs
Now entering the land of hypnotic signatures...
Last edited by Zoom; 12-23-2009 at 01:15 AM. Reason: updating link
Yep good post..for all those ppl who say "BSL won't affect me" Too bad more of the general public doesn't know about these sorts of stats.
GOLDEN RETRIEVER?????????? Oh, yes....they're sooooo viscious! One might just PLAY you to death!
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I miss you every day, Charlie. You were my teacher, my playmate, and my best friend. Together, we did what we set out to do, and I am so proud of us for that.
I don't assume anything about any dog due to it's breed.
Thanks for the link Bahamutt99, BSL is discrimnatory no matter which breed is the target.
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Pepe is safe...Flicka's not...I wonder where it is that there are restrictions on GRs...
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What the heck?! Labs? Goldens? What are these people getting at? Why don't we just ban animals all together? It's like people with black hair not allowed to hang out with blondes or something. -.-