Tag Archives: bsl

When dog people condone breed bans.

Today was the opening day of Cynosport, The USDAA agility organization’s yearly Nationals. This year it is being held in Commerce City, Colorado. In Commerce City, Colorado it is “unlawful for any person to own, possess, keep, exercise control over, … Continue reading

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Fighting the good fight.

I admit, as I’ve gotten more deeply immersed in my Border Collies, I’ve been moving away from the world of pit bulls. Part of this is because of the world of pit bulls- there is so much going on there … Continue reading

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We are Lennox.

We stand in solidarity against the governmental stupidity that would seize a mixed breed dog from his home, accuse him of being a pit bull, hold him for two years, not allow him to be transported to safety outside of … Continue reading

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I’m sick of it.

I’m tired of the constant drama of the pit bull. I’m tired of the bullshit from supporters and detractors alike. I’m tired of my dogs being labeled as vicious because of what they look like, but I’m equally tired of … Continue reading

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BSL falls in Italy.

Italy, notorious for its former breed blacklist of 92 dogs ranging from Rottweilers to Corgis, Pit Bulls to Collies, is now reportedly doing away with their breed discrimination in favor of legislation that applies to all dogs, regardless of breed. … Continue reading

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Good news for PA pits. Plus Blogrolling.

I was so glad to see Hello Bully reporting that the proposed changes to the Pennsylvania Dangerous Dog Law which had removed the language that prohibited BSL has been amended and returned the language to the bill that states “A … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oh Behave! Dogs from Pavlov to Premack to Pinker

Jean Donaldson’s newest book, Oh Behave! Dogs from Pavlov to Premack to Pinker reminded me a bit of her previous book Dogs are from Neptune in its style and also in its candid, light, approachable tone. Dealing with subject matter … Continue reading

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Netherlands Lifting Pit Bull Ban

The Dutch government has announced that is planning to lift a pit bull ban that has been in effect in the country since 1993. The reason? It wasn’t working, of course. So three cheers to the Dutch government for finally … Continue reading

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I get scared for my dogs.

I’ve been trying to write my letters to the PA legislators regarding HB 2553, trying to get my head together and figure out the right tone to take, and surfing around to assorted blogs trying to get a handle on … Continue reading

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Heads up in PA. HB 2553 may undo BSL ban.

Currently, Pennsylvania has a reasonable dangerous dog law that applies to all breeds equally and explicitly bans any laws that target specific breeds. Because of this, the proposed pit bull restrictions in Reading were overturned just a few months ago. … Continue reading

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