Senior Editor Christi McDonald reports on three locations where “pit pulls” are targeted by breed-specific legislation. When a “bully breed” is involved in a dog attack, the response from officials can implicate any dog that even resembles the accused. Find out where American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers are facing eviction.
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Legislative Update: ‘Pit Bulls’ Targeted in Three Locations
By Christi McDonald
Breed-specific legislation was recently proposed in York County, S.C., after an 11-year-old Rock Hill boy was mauled in late May 2012 by a neighbor’s dog. The youth had reportedly gone to the nearby home to borrow a kitchen item when the dog attacked him, injuring his arm and hand, and tearing away a part of the boy’s scalp. The boy and his brother had been in their neighbor’s home with the dog previously without incident. more
Breeder Buzzwords – The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
By Dan Sayers
Spaniels were developed in Britain as specialist hunters, originally classified by weight and color. The smallest of their kind were known as “comforter” Spaniels that principally enjoyed a life of leisure among society’s well-to-do families. more