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Breed-Specific Legislation

Most, if not all states, have their legislatures in session right now. One of the most important issues many are deciding relates to restricting or banning certain breeds of dogs in various jurisdictions. Many of these laws do not base these bans on breed alone, but whether a dog LOOKS like a breed. Most dogs are mixes and impossible to classify into a single breed.

These laws do not take into consideration whether the owner has raised, trained, or managed the dog. It does not take into account the dog’s actual behavior.