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    I just lifted this from international bullterrier forum

    The Danish Government has just voted for a BSL including the 13 pure breeds and mixes of such.

    That means that if you own a mix of any kind that looks like it could contain any of the breeds on the list, the owner must prove it's not a mix from breeds on the list. If the owner can't, the police can put the dogs down.

    We have somewhat 450.000 mixes in DK.....

    This is very sad...
    There will be a transfer period for the people who own these breeds, they will be able to keep their dogs but not sell them or have anyone else looking after them.
    The dogs must at all time be held in line and muzzle.
    Professional breeders of the breeds on the list, will be able to continue their breeding program until June 30. 2015 but they will not be able to sell their puppies inside Denmark. All import will be forbidden of the 13 breeds.

    The law will also state that from the age of 6 months the puppies of theese breeds must carry line and muzzle in public places.

    Here is the 13 breeds on the BSL list:

    Pitbull terrier
    Tosa Inu
    Kangal
    Fila Brasileiro
    Tornjak
    Boerboel
    American staffordshire terrier
    Dogo argentino
    American bulldog
    Central asian ovtcharka
    kaukasisk ovtcharka
    Sarplaninac
    South Russian ovtcharka

    Furthermore the Government is talking about making an observations list containing more breeds.
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    forgive my ignorance, what does BSL stand for?

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    Wow. I had to google most of those breeds - and they are mostly mastiffs and livestock guarders.

    Some beautiful, beautiful breeds - be still my heart over the Boerboel and the Tosa Inu...

    It's incredibleto think that a country is going to eradicate these breeds from their citizens - BUT, there must be an issue with these breeds for them to have been singled out, surely? You have to wonder what it is though - these are all giant breeds - maybe the Danish just want to be kept company by SWF's?

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    How terrible! What a sad day for Denmark

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    American Bulldog!
    Education not Legislation

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3690anmari View Post
    forgive my ignorance, what does BSL stand for?
    That's Breed Specific Legislation, anmari

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3690anmari View Post
    forgive my ignorance, what does BSL stand for?
    Its a list of rules and regulations for specific breeds seen as 'dangerous'.
    In some places they are banned, in others, they are restricted, meaning you need a licence to own one and follow 'rules' such as they must be muzzled and on a lead in public places, must be de-sexed and microchipped, in secure fencing at all time and have 'dangerous dog' warning signs displayed on gates. Im sure theres more, but those are the ones that stick in my head most.
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    morons!
    BUT, there must be an issue with these breeds for them to have been singled out, surely?
    The issue with any dog, breed or mutt is always - human. Let's not be racist I spent my life with Sarplaninac dogs (the grey fury one down in my signature) and they are the most wonderful dogs. If in wrong hands they can be the most horrible, dangerous beasts you can possibly imagine in your worst nightmares. Same goes for many other breeds listed here. They are guard dogs, bread for that reason - not to kill, independent by nature, fearless, strong minded and very very loyal. Unfortunately they are abused in more than one way - for fights, kept chained or boxed all their lives etc.

    Anyway, thank god I don't live in Danmark.
    Last edited by Fedra; 06-16-2010 at 06:01 PM.
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