True! that would be a good option!
i was just thinking a licence for pit bulls cause that seems to be the only breed that people are freaking out about... even though they dont have to :/
The laws are a knee-jerk reaction by politicians of undetermined intellect and poor dog knowledge in an attempt to pacify a screaming public mob who 'want something done' but don't actually understand what needs to be done let alone knowing what 'something' actually is. Anything, I guess. 'Pit Bulls' are simply the current scapegoat.
In essence, the laws target any breed that could be identified by a visual checklist as possibly 'pit bulls' but actually use a breed standard for the AmStaff. If you read the legislation carefully, the only breed which is protected from spurious seizure is the AmStaff- every other breed, or cross, papered or not is potentially fair game.
I'm off to grab a link from FB... It's loooooong but excellent reading.
No one loves you like your dog does.
I just meant are they banning the actual breed of Am Pit...or pit bulls which would technically mean staffordshires would be covered under that brolly too (I mean staffs not AmStaffs, and any other breed of dog that has been used in pits for fighting in the past)
Article from the Journal of the Bar Association Queensland... Talks about breed identification under BSL;
Hearsay ... the electronic journal of the Bar Association of Queensland - Expert Evidence and the Family Pet
I know it doesn't really answer the original question... Except in the context of identifying a 'Pit Bull Terrier' as a restricted breed.
This is the victorian govt standard for a pitbull
and an amendment regarding vets declarations
I think the standard they are using is an American standard. As the APBT isn't actually an official registered breed in Australia.
Sam, not sure about Oskar, He's probably too young to tell at the moment... Well for me anyway! Haha
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
For example: a pissed off Dobe hating ranger could declare my Dobes Pit Bulls based on visual identification and they would be seized. I could not use my pedigree papers to prove they are not and would have to go to the Civil Administration Tribunal in my state (VCAT) to fight the seizure. If, however, I had papers to say my Dobes were AmStaff, they would be safe.
Now apply this to any bully breed, or bully looking breed. Scary?
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