Skip to comments.Lafayette, Colorado Pit Bull and more breed ban
Posted on 02/28/2006 3:52:28 AM PST by Glacier Honey
Lafayette, Colorado is disguising BSL as Animals of Concern. 26 specific breeds are listed. Can you find yours?
Animals of Concern: means animals that based on factual studies, data, or identification by a recognized institute for breed behavior as having a propensity to be aggressive (6 traits) toward humans and domesticated animals; These animals have a higher risk of attack resulting in serious bodily injury and or death. They are identified as: Pit Bull for purposes of this chapter, is defined as any dog that is an American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, or any dog displaying the majority of physical traits of any one (1) or more of the above breeds, or any dog exhibiting those distinguishing characteristics which substantially conform to the standards established by the American Kennel Club or United Kennel Club for any of the above breeds. Other Animals of Concern include; American Bulldog (Old Country Bulldog), Dogo Argentino, Canary Dog (Canary Island Dog, Presa Canario, Perro de Presa Canario), Presa Mallorquin (Perro de Presa Mallorquin, Ca de Bou), Tosa Inu (Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff), Cane Corso (Cane di Macellaio, Sicilian Branchiero), Fila Brasileiro, Boerboel, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Chow Chow, Wolf Hybrid, Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, Doberman Pinscher, St. Bernard, Great Dane or any dog displaying the majority of physical traits of any one (1) or more of the above breeds, or any dog exhibiting those distinguishing characteristics which substantially conform to the standards established by the American Kennel Club or United Kennel Club for any of the above breeds.
See report: http://www.cityoflafayette.com/files/itemii022106.pdf
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There's a band called the "Pit Bulls?"
Please excuse my spelling errors as I was in a hurry!!!
Hey, we're just having fun!
Little yippy dogs???
More over regulation by government. Intrusive government knows no bounds.
Those are big yippy dogs. I mean BIG.
Thanks for posting and I agree, we are becoming far too regulated and Orwellian. As a child I was badly bitten by an English Springer Spaniel (sp?). My parents and the owners decided that since I'd teased the dog, (I had) that I had it coming. I stayed away from him and he ended up running away from his owner and mauling a little girl playing in her front yard. He wasn't destroyed he was given to an elderly man who lived alone. My cousins had a cocker named Jetter who was equally aggressive, he'd bite of you tried petting him on the left side of his head (of course I had to try) so I was bitten and bled all over the place but I didn't tell anyone - those were the days when kids were blamed if they acted irresponsibly. To think I could have sued my Aunt and Uncle for millions!
Glad to see mine aren't on there.
Mine are of the pure breed known as "Carolina Curb Setters".
I have a Chow, and yes, they go for the tendons, but usually of other animals. She loves people but other dogs are lunch. Just the way it is.
I believe your assement is correct.
I stand corrected sir, your right.
What bulls***! Granted, I live out in the country, but there is a Staffordshire (Pit Bull), three Rottweilers, a Doberman and a Mastiff up the road from me. All of them bark at strangers, but not one has tried to bite me when I visit with their owners-the nastiest biting dog on this road is a Jack Russell Terrier owned by an equally nasty human. We have a Siberian Husky, and over the many years have had three other "dangerous dogs" that never bit anyone-two German Shepherds and a Chow. The Chow lived the longest at 17 years, and yes, everyone was terrified of him because he lookied ferocious and barked at strangers, but he never tried to hurt anyone who was a guest in our house. He and both of the (female) Shepherds were always gentle with our kids, and were great body guards for them, too. Our Husky is a good watchdog, but she has never tried to bite anyone either. I hope this crap gets stopped in it's tracks-they need to just fine irresponsible dog owners of ANY breed, period.
Chows are unpredictable. My stepmom's mauled her over a dog biscuit. He was not abused at all and she is an experienced dog owner. However, I'm surprised at Great Danes being banned. My two are sweeties. I can't imagine them attacking someone unless they were defending me or the property. Even then, I'm not sure how agressive they'd be.
Our Chow got along well with other dogs as long as they didn't try to come into the yard or house. He also got along with the two cats we had, but a strange cat that wandered into the back yard would have been toast...
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