If you feel immune from BSL - List of 75 banned or restricted breeds

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http://dogpolitics.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/0...t_of_banned_.html

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
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
2. AKBASH
3. AKITA
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
20. BOERBUL
21. BORZOI
22. BOSTON TERRIER
23. BOUVIER DES FLANDRES
24. BOXER
25. BULLDOG
26. BULL TERRIER
27. BULL MASTIFF
28. CANE CORSO
29. CATAHOULA LEOPARD DOG
30. CAUCASIAN SHEPHERD
31. CHINESE SHAR PEI
32. CHOW-CHOW
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
51. KEESHOND
52. KOMONDOR
53. KOTEZEBUE HUSKY
54. KUVAZ
55. LABRADOR RETRIEVER
56. LEONBERGER
57. MASTIFF
58. NEOPOLITAN MASTIFF
59. NEWFOUNDLAND
60. OTTERHOUND
61. PRESA DE CANARIO
62. PRESA DE MALLORQUIN
63. PUG
64. ROTTWEILER
65. SAARLOOS WOLFHOND
66. SAINT BERNARD
67. SAMOYED
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:

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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
 
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Dekka

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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.
 

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^^^ My thoughts exactly you two :( :mad:

The whole BSL thing is just crap.
 

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I knew Boxers were already on some bugger's list but what the hell are they playing at? Skye's vote has been sent in. You did not say what the Subject line should be ... I just put Boxer in Tenerife. Is that okay?
 

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GOLDEN RETRIEVER?????????? Oh, yes....they're sooooo viscious! One might just PLAY you to death!
No offense intended but this is just breed profiling to the other extreme. Given a bad owner that promotes aggression in their dog, this breed as well as any other can be dangerous. The Golden is not immune to bad ownership.

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...

-Rosefern
 

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People get so much help from dogs. The dogs on those lists, when owned by the right people, serve a tremendous purpose. For some, it's just companionship and being a sport buddy. For others, it's a Pit Bull that hunts with people. For others, it's a Dane that provides mobility assistance. Goldens, Labs, Belgians and GSDs are by far the most common assistance dogs, SAR dogs and police service dogs. Heelers, aussies, ACDs, 'Houlas, even Filas are often irreplacable farm workers - I think it's absurd that they banned nearly every commonly used herding breed. Most people couldn't have livestock without their livestock guardians like Caucasians, Pyrenees, Akbash and Anatolians. People still use Huskies (Sibes and Alaskan) for transportation, people still use Dobermans for personal protection... By eliminating these dogs, people are eliminating their hugely underappreciated helpers.

Ridiculous, the lot of it. And I don't even know what to say about the Pug. People must be prejudiced against squishy noses, because other than killing by cuteness I can't think of anything dangerous about a Pug.
 

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What on earth do these people plan to use as police and service dogs??? How the H did they come up with this list, pull dog breeds out of a hat?
 
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73.

The GSD is listed twice, Alsatian Shepherd, and as the GSD.

The ACD is also represented on the list as the Blue Heeler.

What is the source of the list? Until then... this is just anti-hysteria hysteria!
 

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Just goes to show what happens when you let the cat people make the laws.... ;)

I'm not trying to make light of the whole thing, I mean...Aussies are on there...but it's laughable to see what people think of sometimes.
 

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Ok Im kinda confused....

Is this a complete list of dogs that are banned in somewhere or another in the US ??


Poor poor Chloe, I wonder what I could pass her off as....
 

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Wow very interesting. Some of those breeds are the sweetest dogs!

I will say this about Golden's- the one that lives next door broke out of his house a few weeks ago and attacked my dog, who was on a leash going potty a few houses away. My dog had some bad bruises and scrapes to his back leg from the scuffle. I was shocked, never expected that sort of dog to come charging at us like that. Like a poster above mentioned- it is all about the owners, really.
 
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