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    A friend on FB is giving away 20 DAY old puppies.
    They are staffy x Pitbull. Being a restricted breed what should she be doing with the puppies?
    As far as it sounds your getting a puppy that isn't Vet checked, desexed, wormed etc..

    I haven't said anything to her yet as I wanted the correct info. I'm pretty worried about them..

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    20 days old!!! At 3 weeks old, the puppies are beginning to be weaned. The pups are taught basic behaviour disciplines from the bitch, something thats very important, especially with a restricted breed. They start losing their milk teeth. They develop their sense of smell. The puppy is learning to stand and walk at 3 weeks of age! Call the RSPCA!

    Onto the dangerous part..
    Dangerous Dog – a dog is dangerous if without provocation it has attacked or killed a person or animal (other than vermin – which is defined as small pest animals such as rodents), or repeatedly threatened to attack or repeatedly chased a person or animal (other than vermin), or has displayed unreasonable aggression towards a person or animal (other than vermin), or is kept or used for the purposes of hunting. An Authorised Officer may declare a dog dangerous if the Officer believes the dog meets the requirements stated above.

    Restricted Dog – is a dog whose breed is an American pit bull terrier or pit bull terrier, Japanese tosa, dogo Argentino, fila Brasileiro, or any other dog of a breed, kind or description whose importation into Australia is prohibited by or under the Customs Act 1901 of the Commonwealth, and includes any dog declared by an authorised officer of a council under Division 6 of this Part to be a restricted dog. If the Authorised Officer of Council is of the opinion that a dog is of a breed or kind of dog referred in the list above or is a cross-breed of any such breed or kind of dog the Officer can declare that dog to be a Restricted Dog.

    Keeping and Housing Requirements
    Dangerous dogs and Restricted Dogs must be housed in a fully enclosed cage with walls fixed to the floor. This cage must be a minimum of 1.8 metres high and have a floor area of at least 10 square metres. The cage must have self closing and self latching gates that must be able to be locked. The cage must be built to prevent escape using materials including brick, timber, iron and wire mesh. Compulsory desexing is required within 28 days of the declaration being issued. Premises must be identified with warning signs that is clearly visible from the boundaries of the property. Declared dogs must be identified by a distinctive red and yellow striped collar and microchip identification.
    When the dog is outside the cage the dog must be kept under effective control on a chain, cord or leash and must be muzzled sufficiently to prevent the dog from biting any person or animal.
    In relation to a Restricted Dog declaration by an Authorised Officer of Council an owner can, within 28 days of the notice of intension, apply to an approved breed assessor (a Director General’s approved person) to determine if the dog is of a breed or a cross breed of the breeds listed. An Officer can declare a dog to be a Restricted Dog if an approved breed assessor determines that the dog is not of a breed stated by the Officer in the declaration. Similarly, an Officer cannot declare a dog if the owner provides the Authorised Officer with a written statement by an approved breed assessor to the effect that the dog is not of a breed of dog referred to in the Act but is in fact a cross breed of these dogs and has been provided with a written statement by an approved temperament assessor (a Director General’s approved person) to the effect that the dog is not a danger to the public and is not likely, without provocation, to attack or bite any person or animal.
    A declaration or other decision by an Authorised Officer of a Council under these provisions is final and is not subject to any appeal or review.


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    To start with she shouldnt be selling or giving away a 20 day old pup. FULL STOP!

    She shouldnt be advertising them on fb either. She should be selling them with a money back option for those pups that are desexed on purchase.

    FFS! Ive been there and done this. Those poor poor puppies. My poor poor breed.

    Some people need to grow a brain!

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    what state?

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    We are in NSW. Sorry, I re-checked her fb and they were 20 days old on the 27th july. All but 2 have gone to new homes.

    I'd call the Rspca but they don't have a branch in our area and I don't know her address or anything other than her full name. She was a friend from school that I hadn't seen for a few years.

    Our council is pathetic and took 2 days for them to pick up a stray dog I found..

    So any restricted breed born is classified as a 'dangerous' dog and need to be housed like that?

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    the dogs need to be breed assessed, and then temp tested

    Council will issue a 'pitty' a NOI, notice of intent to declare a dog a restricted breed, from there the owner needs to get a breed assessment done, if the BA says the dog is a pitty cross, you then need to get a temp test - if the dog passes the TT, it can live life as a free dog, if the dog fails, it then will be kept as a restricted breed

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