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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THAT was clever! LOL
Chows are a 40-60 pound dog... Sheesh... I thought I had a big tomcat... ;~D
You could try explosives ;~D
Sorry, AAM, I saw that article, just about beat my keyboard down through the top of my desk and wasn't really paying much attention to where my post got sent.
I'm in central Montana, and folks around here have got pretty much the same attitude about that stuff as your neighbors. Which, BTW, is around half the reason we moved here. (The rest is because of the grandkids living a half mile down the road.)
Good smile on your Choc', she looks like a real prize. (BIG thumbs up.)
Well said. Thanks for the ping!
Yep, Jacks can be a trial. I've got Great Danes and Jacks. The Jacks are definitely more agressive. I often say if they were Dane-sized they'd have to be destroyed. The Jacks rule the household.
This makes me mad too -- anybody tries to take my dog is going to wish they'd never tried . . .
We've got three, all pets that our kids found out they couldn't keep so they "temporarily" left with us.
One's just a mutt(terrier mixed with God alone knows what)but she's smarter than some people I've been around and pretty well rules the roost. Number two is a one-eyed Australian Shepherd who must have a double dose of herding genes, because she'll run field trails on absolutely everything that gets inside the fence. The youngest is a "Yellow" Lab (She's actually snow white)who is hands down the best dog I've ever been around, but snubs everybody as soon as she sees our oldest grandson. (Nobody can figure out just who belongs to whom in that relationship.)
Try to take any of those dogs, and you'd better bring lots of help with supplies for a long term effort.
That's just to get by me, and then you'd have to deal with Grandma.
She probably thinks that grandson is her personal property. My dog feels that way about me . . . she will even do that "get between behavior" if my hubby or my kids give me a hug. Just a LITTLE possessive . . .
This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. My dog Harm is an Alaskan Malamute/Siberian Husky/Labrador cross. He looks like a Malamute with dorky lab ears. He is rambunctious and very strong, but he is also very loving. According to this, my dog would be one of the "dangerous" dogs. Also, some people mistake him for a wolf hybrid because he looks like a Timber Wolf with lab ears.
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Chows vary quite greatly in size. They can be rather "medium" in height, as that pix shows (and like the black 1 that pursued my old cat mercilessly 1 day), or quite tall, closer to mid-thigh height.
Surprised? How about "St. Bernard", and "Newfoundland" for surprise? Now THAT'S a shock.
Patton had a Bull Terrier, not quite a "pit".
I believe "Bull terriers" "American Staffordshire Terriers", "English Staffordshire Terriers" and a few others are referred to as "pit bulls" I think "pit bull" is a catch-all term used to describe any type of fighting terrier breed formerly used in dogfights conducted in pits and isn't really the name of a specific breed.
Of course, I have been known to be wrong, but I do know quite a bit about dog breeds.
Mostly correct, a lot depending on who you ask. The American Pit Bull Terrier (or APBT) is recognized by the UCA, UKC, ADBA, and CKC as a distinct breed, but it does not have the imprimatur of the AKC, which distinguishes the American Staffordshire.
The real problem is that the lack of definition means that the local dog catcher or police officer is left to discretionarily interpret the legislation as they see fit in these types of bans, which is complete b.s.
As for me, I'll stick with my Assault Sport Utility Shepherds, and any local gendarme who attempts to sieze them had better come prepared to kill me. My eldest has quite literally saved my life twice, and I'm prepared to do what's necessary to save his.
The American Pit Bull Terrier isn't recognized by the CKC.
I guess the real point here as you and others point out, is the nebulousness of the term "Pit Bull" and the idiocy of condemning an entire breed of dog due to irrational behavior on the part of a few and the foolishness of some owners.
German Shepherds have my vote as the "most intelligent". I don't care what the animal behaviorists have to say about border collies and poodles. They might be easier to train to do a lot of amusing tricks, but having had a German Shepherd, I, like you, know they can REALLY "think" in a very human sense and analyze and solve problems other so called "intelligent" breeds could never solve.
Sure, they can be problem dogs - some have been overbred by too many puppy mills. But if I had to pick one breed of dog to trust my life with or that of my family, it would be a well-bred, well-trained German Shepherd dog.
A yellow lab attacked my pug-pitbull mix & my other pitbull just sat there & watched. Granted...the pug mix deserved it...he is a puppy & was being very annoying. He got a rude awakening that day when he realized that not all dogs will play fight with him like his adopted mommy. Luckily, he only had one tooth mark on his neck that broke the skin. He is learning his place.