You’ve heard about crazy laws before, well here are some crazy dog laws that you may not have known about before that existed in America! Enjoy the article by Reader’s Digest below:
1. In Minot, North Dakota, it is illegal to own or otherwise harbor a pit bull, including pitbull hybrids, bull terriers, and Staffordshire Terriers, a breed the American Kennel Club (AKC) describes as “lovable.” If you get caught with a pit bull, you’ll be required to remove it from the city limits or risk its being killed. Just to be clear, this law unqualifiedly bans pit bulls, without regard to your particular pitbull’s disposition. In fact, there’s a separate Minot law banning dangerous/aggressive dogs. Oh, but Minot does allow pet snakes.
2. Minot is far from the only place singling out certain breeds. According to this interactive map, a total of 354 municipalities ban pit bulls. Of those, 233 also ban Rottweilers, which is a pity for anyone who loves Rotties, which the AKC also describes as “loving.” And according to the ASPCA, other dogs that are banned (or regarded as “vicious”) in various municipalities across America include German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, and any dog that looks like any of those dogs.
3. County and municipal governments tend to have a say in how many dogs you can have in your house. Where the max is five, as it is in Currituck County, North Carolina, many people won’t come close to hitting that ceiling. But in places like Roeland Park, Kansas, where you aren’t allowed to keep more than two dogs of six months age or older, at least not without a special permit, you can easily run afoul of the law.
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