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    Quote Originally Posted by Amstaffy4pal View Post
    This is also what I have read, and in some places they are duel registered as both Amsaffy and Apbt but they can not be registered the other way around for some reason.
    That is in the States not here. They are not a recognised breed here and we have no registries.

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    The more confused people are the better imo.

    Much deliberate mis information was spread many years ago and still to this day to send the Aus government into a state of confusion where to coin a fraze 'They didn't know whether to shit or go blind.'

    Believe me things would be much worse than it is if the truth be told.
    Loose lips sink ships.
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    If you find yourself going through hell; Don't stay. Just keep on going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    That is in the States not here. They are not a recognised breed here and we have no registries.
    This is what I meant by some places, my bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    This is the problem with these laws. Because American Pitbull Terriers are NOT a recognised breed here and even in the States many breeds get called Pitbull types, it means that lots of dogs fall into the category and meet at least some of the breed identification meaning they can be declared a restricted breed.
    The media has no idea what they are on about hence the use of things like Pitbull and American Pitbull like they are something different when in fact in this country they are not.

    It is very hard to explain.

    Suffice to say in Victoria they are using the ADBA Breed Standard for the American Pitbull Terrier and any dog who meets a certain amount of that standard will be classed as a Pitbull.
    This is the standard they are running off
    http://www.gazette.vic.gov.au/gazett...GG2011S283.pdf

    I don't know exactly how many points a dog has to meet to be classed as a Pitbull but the problem is many non restricted dogs such as a Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Stafforshire Terriers, American Bulldogs etc have similar traits because they come from similar lines (bred apart for more than 100 years though). Also some other breeds of dogs like Labradors can have similar features, the bigger Labradors have thick square skulls so outcrossed would possibly meet the above standards.

    Breed standards are not a reliable way of telling a breed as they are designed to be used to judge a dog that we already know as a purebred to see how well it meets the standard, they are not supposed to be used to decide if a dog is of that breed or not. Not that the Vic Govt gives a shit about that though.
    I was gonna say, Barney meets a whole heap of the criteria - despite the fact he mostly looks like a lab. I tried to tell my mum the other day that even though he is what we think is a lab x, I have no way of knowing for sure, or proving it and therefore would never move to VIC with him. She went berserk at me LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    I was gonna say, Barney meets a whole heap of the criteria - despite the fact he mostly looks like a lab. I tried to tell my mum the other day that even though he is what we think is a lab x, I have no way of knowing for sure, or proving it and therefore would never move to VIC with him. She went berserk at me LMAO
    Exactly, its so silly, even cattle dogs can meet some of those standards it nuts.

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    I reckon a nasty council ranger could use those standards to declare Frosty and I'd be screwed. But they wouldn't need to because they could just take her for not being registered in Victoria - if we ever went there.

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