Breed bans

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  • group pointed towards preserving the amerrican pitbull terrier is formed

    group pointed towards preserving the amerrican pitbull terrier is formed
    The Endangered Breed Association, was formed in 1980. It has focused on the preservation of the American Pit Bull Terrier breed.
  • first breed ban against pit bulls

    first breed ban against pit bulls
    In 1984, a New Mexico town completely banned pit bulls. County officers were allowed to confiscate and euthanize the dogs. This was the first recorded breed ban against "pit bulls."
  • breed ban in United Kingdom proved unnafecting

    breed ban in United Kingdom proved unnafecting
    Laws were passed in 1991 in the United Kingdom banning four breeds of dogs: The Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Braziliero. After enacting the breed bans, a study by the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Department of Accident and Emergency, confirmed that the number of dog bites was unaffected.
  • A Scottish study reveals that banned breeds are not the largest problem in dog attacks

    A Scottish study reveals that banned breeds are not the largest problem in dog attacks
    In 1996, a Scottish study entitled "Does the Dangerous Dogs Act Protect Against Animal Attacks" looked at the three month period before the implementation of BSL and the three month period after said implementation. The study found that the banned or regulated breeds contributed to only a small percentage of attacks. The study further revealed that Alsatians and mongrels (mixed breed dogs) were the most common breed involved (in 24.2% and 18.2% attacks, respectively), while the restricted bree
  • Lower Saxony passes the dangerous dog act

    Lower Saxony passes the Dangerous Dogs Act (Niedersaechsische Gefahrtierverordnung GefTVO); this law included provisions of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) directed at a proscribed list of dogs such as bull terriers,American Stadforshire terriers, pit bull terriers and 11 other breeds.
  • 38 states have enacted BSL

    38 states have enacted BSL
    As of July, 2000, thirty-eight states had enacted BSL on a statewide level or in certain municipalities, or were considering BSL on one of those levels
  • test results of 415 dogs were analyzed

    The test results of 415 dogs were analyzed. The test consisted of a veterinary examination; a learning test; situations of dog-human, dog-environment, and dog-dog contact; and obedience. Escalation in aggressive behavior was scored using a scale of 1-7. No aggressive behavior (1 on the scale) was shown by 38.07% of the dogs, 61.69% showed aggressive behavior scored as 2 to 5 on the scale, and 0.24% bit without previous threatening signals (6 on the scale).
  • study proves BSL is innefective

    A study by Esther Schalke, PhD, DVM, demonstrated that breed specific legislation was ineffective.
  • Australian study

    A 2006 Australian study entitiled Breed-specific legislation and the pit bull terrier: Are the laws justified? concluded that the data collected in the United States to support the theory that pit bulls posed a unique danger to the public is flawed by methodological shortcomings. The study also concluded that the evidence does not sustain the view that pit bulls are a uniquely dangerous breed, and breed-specific laws aimed to control it have not been demonstrated by authorities to be justified
  • spanish study

    In 2007, a Spanish study compared dog bites reported to the health department of Aragon, Spain for 5 years before and 5 years after the implementation of breed specific legislation in the form of a Dangerous Dog Act. The Spanish study concluded, among other things, that there was no change in the number of dog bites reported, and that the restricted breeds, were responsible for less than 4% of the reported bites both before and after the BSL took effect.
  • The Netherlands repealed a 15 year ban because of study proof

    In June 2008, the Netherlands repealed a 15 year ban on pit bulls after research proved that it did not improve public safety and dog bite incidents did not decrease.