To understand the aspca’s opposition to such laws, it is critical to examine what is known about which dogs bite and why, which dogs are most dangerous, and the impact of breed-specific laws to date.
Breed-specific laws can be difficult to enforce, especially when a dog's breed can't easily be determined or if it is of mixed breed frequently, breed-specific legislation focuses on dogs with a certain appearance or physical characteristics, instead of an actual breed. In a recent consultation held by the department for environment, food and rural affairs regarding dangerous dogs, 71% of respondents agreed that breed specific legislation should be replaced there were 6,740 hospital admissions for dog bites and strikes nationally in 2013. Key statistics in a recent consultation held by the department for environment, food and rural affairs regarding dangerous dogs, 71% of respondents agreed that breed specific legislation should be replaced.
Minister questioned on dangerous dogs: breed specific legislation environment, food and rural affairs committee hears evidence on public safety and animal welfare legislation on dangerous dogs examined.
Q: what are the most common types of breed-specific laws breed ban breed-specific legislation falls into several categories the most publicized is a breed ban, which prohibits the future ownership and reproduction (breeding) of a specific dog breed, chiefly pit bulls all well-written bans allow existing pit bulls to remain with their owners. Environment, food and rural affairs committee inquiry into dangerous dogs: breed specific legislation. Arguments for and against breed specific laws the dog bite epidemic is of great concern to humanitarians, the government, the insurance industry, and canine professionals, among others in addition, the nearly constant reports of pit bulls killing and maiming children is of special interest to the public in general.
The united states federal government has not enacted breed-specific legislation, but the marine corps has banned large dog breeds with a predisposition toward aggressive or dangerous behavior, including pit bull-type dogs (among other breeds) in on-base housing and privatized housing, as have a number of united states army, us air force and navy installations.