Banned Dog Breeds

Discussion in 'Dog Breeds' started by southerngirl, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. southerngirl Honored Member

    For school I have to write a Persuasive Speech and I have chosen banned dog breeds. If you guys know information about this topic please share it. Also if you know some good articles that would be great to. Thanks for you help in advanced.:D
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  2. MaryK Honored Member

    Great subject kudos to you Southerngirl. One dog stands out to me, because I signed, shared and did everything possible to save him - sadly to no avail - his name was Lennox. Here's a url http://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/pets/9391766/Lennox-the-dog-humanely-put-to-sleep.html with related urls.

    I cannot find his site, I do know his owners were so upset they did take it down for a while. This dog died because of the banned dog legislation, for NO other reason than he was a mix of banned dogs. Sorry will look for more later but just thinking of Lennox had made me cry again.
  3. running_dog Honored Member

    In the case of Lennox (and the rest of the dogs in the UK) the situation is far worse than a "banned breed". As well as banning pit bulls and the Japanese Tosa they banned the "type" so if a pedigree Staffordshire bull terrier just happens to have longer legs it is at risk of being impounded. Lennox probably didn't have any pit bull in him, he was quite possibly an American bulldog (legal) crossed with a labrador (legal - honest!) but he was still designated a "pit bull type".

    The UK legislation was a knee jerk reaction and it stinks! You can read it here.
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  4. jackienmutts Honored Member

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  5. Adrianna & Calvin Experienced Member

    Southerngirl, pubmed.gov is a great place to look for peer-reviewed scientific articles on everything. I would be happy to help you translate any of the technical 'babble' if there were an article you were interested in :), just PM me. Here are a few:
    Vet J. 2010 Dec;186(3):292-8. Epub 2009 Oct 29.
    Dog bites in The Netherlands: a study of victims, injuries, circumstances and aggressors to support evaluation of breed specific legislation.

    Cornelissen JM, Hopster H.
    Source

    Wageningen UR Livestock Research, Lelystad, The Netherlands. Jessica.Cornelissen@wur.nl
    Abstract

    As part of an evaluation of Dutch breed specific legislation, data were collected from dog bite victims (1078) and dog owners (6139) using Internet surveys. The incidence rate of dog bites and details of incidents (victims, injuries, circumstances and aggressors) are reported and the justification for using breed specific measurements to deal with dog bites are considered. For aggressors, attack records for breed groups and popular breeds were established by calculating breed risk indices using a reference population. Several breeds and breed groups were over- and under-represented in the biting population and there was a mismatch between risk indices and the then-current legislation. Mitigation strategies should not be based on attack records (since this would lead to the rejection of a significant proportion of the canine population) but on the circumstances of the incidents. Preventative measures must focus on a better understanding of how to handle dogs.
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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2834488/

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    Ann Surg. 2011 Apr;253(4):791-7.
    Mortality, mauling, and maiming by vicious dogs.

    Bini JK, Cohn SM, Acosta SM, McFarland MJ, Muir MT, Michalek JE; TRISAT Clinical Trials Group.
    Source

    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA.
    Abstract

    OBJECTIVE:

    Maiming and death due to dog bites are uncommon but preventable tragedies. We postulated that patients admitted to a level I trauma center with dog bites would have severe injuries and that the gravest injuries would be those caused by pit bulls.
    DESIGN:

    We reviewed the medical records of patients admitted to our level I trauma center with dog bites during a 15-year period. We determined the demographic characteristics of the patients, their outcomes, and the breed and characteristics of the dogs that caused the injuries.
    RESULTS:

    Our Trauma and Emergency Surgery Services treated 228 patients with dog bite injuries; for 82 of those patients, the breed of dog involved was recorded (29 were injured by pit bulls). Compared with attacks by other breeds of dogs, attacks by pit bulls were associated with a higher median Injury Severity Scale score (4 vs. 1; P = 0.002), a higher risk of an admission Glasgow Coma Scale score of 8 or lower (17.2% vs. 0%; P = 0.006), higher median hospital charges ($10,500 vs. $7200; P = 0.003), and a higher risk of death (10.3% vs. 0%; P = 0.041).
    CONCLUSIONS:

    Attacks by pit bulls are associated with higher morbidity rates, higher hospital charges, and a higher risk of death than are attacks by other breeds of dogs. Strict regulation of pit bulls may substantially reduce the US mortality rates related to dog bites.

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    Remember, you'll have to address the arguments supporting breed bans in order to counteract them, hence the above article. It's clear that some dogs are stronger, faster, more agile, and can do significantly more damage through their bites. What is also clear is that dog bites are a failing of humans to control and restrain dangerous dogs, often accompanied by failings of socialization and recognition of signs of shyness, fear, or predatory aggression. Furthermore, banning certain breeds of dogs doesn't ensure that mixed breeds or other breeds won't be put in the same situations with the same people, and bite.
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  6. Dlilly Honored Member

    Good luck with your speech! ;) I have a feeling it will be awesome!
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  7. Pawtential Unleashed Experienced Member

    Let us know how it goes. When I was in 4H in high school I actually competed on a State level with a presentation on Pit Bulls: Man's Best Friend or Worst Enemy. This was in 1992 before BBL became so big but it caused a ruckus even then...
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  8. southerngirl Honored Member

    Thanks everyone for the great links and info.!! I will share my Essay after I finish. Time for some reading:D
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  9. MaryK Honored Member

    Thank you, sadly I know about it, I'm English and keep up with everything back home.

    Have signed so many petitions etc. written (or fwd to friends back home if I couldn't get through) emails to various Politicians, Councils etc.to attempt to stop the knee jerk reaction laws being passed.

    Makes me feel ashamed to be English. For an allegedly 'dog loving nation' the laws are a total disgrace!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad::mad::mad: And I used to say here that the U.K. would never have such disgusting laws - they have them here in South Australia too - eating humble pie now and hanging my head in shame!:mad::mad:
  10. MaryK Honored Member

    Southerngirl get your facts right, be very sure of everything you say 'quote' and above all, as I know you will, write, speak from the heart!
  11. kcmetric Well-Known Member

    Taken from another site:

    For anyone reading this outside the U.S., the dogs listed below are not NOT UNIFORMLY banned/restricted across the entire U.S. This means that the breeds listed below are banned or restricted in different places around the U.S., and that individual states, cities, counties or towns all make their own LOCAL LAWS - and those laws differ according to individual communities. Also - it's important to note that the list includes even MIXES of these breeds.

    So - without further ado, courtesy of the RDOWS, here is the list of 75 - count 'em - SEVENTY FIVE - banned or restricted breeds .....................

    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
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  12. Dogster Honored Member

    OMD.... Is this true???:eek::eek: This is so STUPID!!!! How can they ban/restrict 75 breeds?!?!?!?! My goodness.... I wonder WHY all these breeds were restricted/banned....:eek::(:mad:
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  13. southerngirl Honored Member

    It's not in every state. For example Connecticut will have just the Husky banned while Florida has the pug banned. More than likely in the state that dog is banned that breed became very popular so people who didn't know anything about the breed got it and because they didn't train the dog properly it bit some one. So more than likely they are banned for the same reason Pit Bulls are Ignorance.
  14. Adrianna & Calvin Experienced Member

    Pugs? Seriously? Were they keeping neighborhoods up at night with their snoring?
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  16. kcmetric Well-Known Member

    There are a lot of strange reasons. One county requires that dogs wear diapers when not in their yard; I forget which one it is though :X3:
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  17. Evie Experienced Member


    Uh... bottom line is that you're not allowed to travel while owning a dog over there in fear of it being taken and 'destroyed'?? O_o

    HA! I can still have Evie! She's not on that list.


    But on the more serious side, that's terrible. I know in Australia (or maybe it's just some parts of aus, i can't remember) that once again pit bull 'type' dogs are illegal to breed from but I don't think its illegal to have them .. yet. I'd love to do some research on this right now for you but I have a much more pressing paper to write on muscle atrophy and sarcopenia :sick:
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  18. MaryK Honored Member

    That list is beyond words horrendous!!!!!!!!!!!! I wouldn't be able to have either of my dogs, Zeus is a heeler and Ra Kismet has some of the breeds named.

    Pugs??? On someone is having a joke surely a Pug???? Australian Cattle Dog??? German Shepherds, Airedales I'd better stop I cannot believe it's all true!

    Evie, South Australia has a NO Pit Bull or Pit Bull cross law the will take the dog and 'destroy' the dog or a cross of that breed for no other reason than it's allegedly a Pit Bull or PB X plus debarking I have found out is still legal in South Australia :mad::mad: . Victoria you may have a Pit Bull but it MUST be neutered, in other words no breeding Pit Bulls. I did hear that Western Australia you may only have German Shepherds if neutered but not too sure as to how true this is, though do know it was the case a few years ago, may have been repealed by now.
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  19. curls139 Well-Known Member

    ....That's a no to Russell then.... :( was that list from a reputable site?
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  20. southerngirl Honored Member

    Yes, this list is true. It's not all the dogs are banned in every state and or city in the U.S. it's just some states or cities banned or restricted a breed of dog.
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