Switzerland: since 2010 these dogs have been prohibited in switzerland: staffordshire terriers, bull terriers, pit bulls, bandogs, and any dog mixed with these breeds romania: in order to own certain dogs in romania, you must be at least 18 years old, and have a certificate from a psychiatrist certifying that you are mentally stable and able. American pit bull terriers are subject to breed-specific legislation, ownership restrictions, insurance restrictions and outright bans in at least 7 countries of the world these bans have stemmed from a number of attacks by pit bull-type dogs, many of which have resulted in fatalities but many. The term pit bull is often used as a blanket term for dogs that resemble the american pit bull terrier or the american staffordshire terrier officially, there is no such thing as a pit bull, though it may be used informally as a nickname for the american pit bull terrier. No, english bull terriers are not banned people don't use them for fighting or guarding because of their head conformation they don't have a very good bite anymore (they used to be fighting dogs, like the other bull terrier breeds (staffes, amstaff, pit bull terriers) but are more companion terriers now. The american pit bull terrier, better known as the pit bull, was first bred as a mix between bulldogs and terriers, with a focus on physical strength and agility although originally intended as a farm dog, the breed got its name from some owners' tendency to use them for the violent sport of pit fighting.
Cincinnati's regulation defines vicious dogs to include all pit bull terriers and puts special restrictions on their confinement, sale, and control proponents of these laws cite a number of reasons for supporting breed-specific regulations. Laws around dangerous dogs should be revisited and the pit bull ban lifted the term pit bull isn't a specific breed but several according to ontario law, a pit bull could be a pit bull terrier, staffordshire bull terrier, american staffordshire terrier, american pit bull terrier or any dog that has an appearance or physical characteristics. A june 20th timecom piece by charlotte alter called the problem with pit bulls elicited a flood of protest mail from supporters of the breed we asked sara enos, the founder and executive.
Welcome to the consumerist archives this is why some cities haven't just banned american pit bull terriers, but other breeds that have a physical resemblance to the pit bull. Rather, pit bull is a term used to describe several dog breeds, most commonly the american pit bull terrier, american staffordshire terrier, staffordshire bull terrier, and mixed breeds of these dogs. Pit bull dogs had originally been bred in the 1800s for use in blood sports such as bull baiting, bear baiting and cock fighting when bull baiting was banned in 1835, breeders started dog fighting. Breed-specific legislation (bsl) is a law to prohibit or restrict the keeping of particular types of dog some jurisdictions have enacted breed-specific legislation in response to a number of well-publicized incidents involving pit bull-type dogs or other dog breeds commonly used in dog fighting, and some government organizations such as the united states army and marine corps have taken. The owners of staffordshire bull terriers in australia may be surprised to hear that their breed is banned in many parts of the world one of the pit bull breeds - an american pit bull terrier.
National post columnist barbara kay, animal behaviourist gaby dufresne-cyr, nicholas gilman from the montreal spca, and pit bull owner meira frankl join derick fage to debate pit bull bans. Image caption staffordshire bull terriers look similar to pit bulls, but they're legal and common pets there is a loophole though if you can prove a dog's safe, despite it being a banned breed. These include the american pit bull terrier, american staffordshire terrier, american bully, and the staffordshire bull terrier these breeds are similar and do share some common characteristics, which could be why they are commonly confused for one another. Much maligned, the pit bull was bred from early bulldogs and terriers for the purpose of fighting other dogs at this task, he has no peer once a beloved family pet (the little rascals' petey was a pit bull) the breed began to attract the wrong kind of attention in the 1980s.
But are pit bulls born bad or do humans make it's a fact that pit bulls, with their powerful jaws, can kill and maim google 'pit bull attacks' if you dare. Adam used to have a high opinion of pit bull terriers, but the consequences of a lack of breeding controls have led him to agree with those calling for a ban on the breed in new zealand photo. Breed specific legislation understanding denver's breed ban for pit bulls under denver's ordinance sec 8-55 , pit bull breeds (american pit bull terrier, american staffordshire terrier, or staffordshire bull terrier) are banned in the city and county of denver.
The standing ban defines pit bulls as any american pit bull terrier, staffordshire bull terrier, american bulldog or american staffordshire terrier breed or dogs mixed with any of these breeds. There are calls for the breed to be banned under the dangerous dogs act, along with pit bulls and three other fighting dogs - the japanese tosa, dogo argentino and fila brasiliero. There is no reason that they should be i have one, there is nothing wrong with staffordshire bull terriers (pit-bulls) they are a very kind dog they came from england as a kid's dog they left. Dublin, ireland — ireland plans to join britain in banning pit bull terriers ''we are going to have a total ban on the ownership, breeding and import of pit bull terriers.