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Old 06.01.2014, 16:35
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Re: How Dog friendly is Zurich?

Just an FYI - the Zürich ban on pit bulls (and Am Staffs, Bullies, Staffies, ABTs, Bandog und Basicdogs, and any dog with 10% DNA match to any of these) came into effect in 1 Jan. 2010.

All dogs affected by the ban legally resident in the canton at that date were Wesenstested to determine their fate. Most passed, thank doG.

The import or breeding of dogs of those breeds is now banned, so the youngest PB or other of the banned bull breeds that you will see in Zürich is now 4 years old.

BSL breaks my heart - good dogs condemned by bad science, bad law, and even worse prejudice. Good on your neighbor for being a responsible owner, Gee - sounds like her doglet is a fine ambassador for the bull breeds.

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TidakApa is right, though, that most people wouldn't know a PB from a labrador. Here's a fun test:

http://www.pickthepit.com

And some sobering reading, one of the reason I so vehemently object to BSL, and Zürich's use of DNA testing in particular:
http://stopbsl.org/bsloverview/impossibleid/
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