BSL Information Links
American Canine Foundation This organization is active in promoting responsible ownership and bite prevention, fighting BSL laws, and assisting others in doing so. They have a number of informative articles involving research and other information, much of it from professionals, as well as court case studies and other legislative information.
Dog Bite Law
This site, provided by dog bite lawyer Kenneth Phillips, has information for bite victims, owners, parents, professionals in the canine industry, lawyers, and journalists. It has a great deal of legal information with regards to dog bites, links to books on dog bite cases and more, and of course liability information for canine professionals.
"An exploratory analysis of the emergence and implications of breed specific legislation: Knee-jerk reaction or warranted response?", a thesis by Niki Rae Huitson. To read the pdf format of the thesis, look to the gray box at the bottom of this page and click on "view/open".
American Dog Owner's Association, Inc. The American Dog Owners Association preserves the special relationship between dogs and mankind by protecting and defending the rights of responsible dog ownership, opposing detrimental and supporting appropriate regulation for dog owners, educating the public and promoting standards for safe and civilized treatment of dogs. The IACP is a sponsor of the ADOA.
AVMA Dog Bite Page
The American Veterinary Association has provided a page to help educate the public in bite prevention. There is information valuable to parents and teachers especially, as well as links to other sites which can be of help to everyone. Included is a report regarding the development of a comprehensive bite prevention program for use with local communities.
The American Dog Breeders Association, Inc. http://www.adbadog.com/p_home.asp
The ADBA is the largest registry of the American Pit Bull Terrier. Founded in 1909 as an all-breed registry, they soon closed their books to all but the APBT. They reopened their stud books to all breeds in October 2006. They have great interest in breed-specific legislation, and not only work to educate the public about how all breeds are affected, but also have pledged a portion of new registration fees towards fighting for the rights of dog owners and breeders. Click on the "Legislation" tab to learn more about BSL.
The National Canine Research Council http://www.nationalcanineresearchcouncil.com/
The National Canine Research Council investigates, analyzes and presents accurate information on all cases of fatal dog attacks in the United States. The NCRC investigates each case individually and then collectively to help provide a balanced perspective on the risk, frequency, and nature of fatal dog attacks. Included on the site is information regarding the factors involved in fatal dog attacks, statistics by state, and case studies of reported attacks. This website is under Copyright by Karen Delise, author of “Fatal Dog Attacks: The Stories Behind the Statistics”.
BSL Position Statements
Below are direct links to the position statements of interested organizations on the subject of Breed Specific Legislation.
U.S. NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
IACP Position Statement on BSL:
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT):
American Veterinary Medical Association:
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:
American Kennel Club:
American Humane Association:
Humane Society of the United States:
National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI):
National Animal Control Association: http://www.nacanet.org/poldanger.htm
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants:
National Animal Interest Alliance:
United States Australian Shepherd Association:
American Animal Hospital Association:
U.S. REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies:
Ohio Valley Dog Owners, Inc.:
Chicago Veterinary Medical Association:
Georgia Canine Coalition:
Wisconsin Federated Humane Societies:
Australian Veterinary Association:
Australian National Kennel Council:
Australian Government Dept. of Fisheries and Forestry:
Canadian Federation of Humane Societies:
Canadian Kennel Club:
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association:
Ottowa Humane Society: http://www.ottawahumane.ca/positionstatements.pdf
New Zealand Companion Animal Council: www.nzcac.org.nz/Policy/PS%20Dangerous%20Dogs%20Feb2003.pdf
Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (PDF):
"These links have been provided for disseminating information on BSL and do not imply endorsement of, nor the establishment of a business relationship with, the organizations or individuals who maintain these websites."
Last Updated: Thursday, December 03, 2009