Are Certain Dog Breeds Dangerous?

Dangerous Dog Breeds


Last month, we blogged about a new laws in the Atlanta region that deemed certain breeds of dogs dangerous and required their owners to license them as such. These breeds included German shepherds, pit bulls, Doberman pinschers, and others. In Ohio, a new law takes a different approach.

The city of Cleveland has altered regulations so dogs are classified as “dangerous” only if they attempt to, or indeed do hurt someone. But some folks feel it’s better to be “over cautious” about regulating certain breeds, and not take chances.

What do you think? Should certain breeds be deemed dangerous by pedigree and should lawmakers err on the side of caution? Or should a dog be considered dangerous only after it hurts, or tries to hurt, a person or another dog, after it might be too late? Read the rest of the story at 


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