Writing effective letters to officials
Preparing for BSL meetings
BSL Studies
Alternatives to BSL
The Calgary Model
Guardianship v. Ownership
Dispelling the myths
Organizations against BSL
What Pit Bulls Can Teach Us About Profiling
A Message to the Media
Fight the Good Fight - New BSL Presentation
Pit Bull 101
Identification Issues
Discounting the CDC Report
Helpful Facts and Statistics


Breed Specific Legislation or "BSL" is exactly what it sounds like...regulation of your right to own or, in many cases, not own, a dog based solely on the breed or "type" of dog - not your responsibility as an ownerBSL can also refer to regulations and/or requirements placed only on a specific breed of dog and their owners. 
No matter how you define it, BSL targets all dogs of a breed -- the innocent as well as the guilty, and it removes the responsibility from the dog's owner and towards the dog itself.  Simple common sense tells you that laws are created to punish or deter the actions of humans - not those of animals. 
Laws are being proposed every day that are intended to take away our rights to own particular dogs for no reason other than their breed - the way they look, the hype that surrounds them.  BSL is the politician's inadequate and uneducated band-aid solution to address the gushing "wound" of irresponsible ownership and lack of personal accountability.  
This site was created to support the FightBSL Yahoo group which you can join to stay updated on breed specific legislation across the country by clicking the link.  

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Are you the owner of one of these breeds?
If so, your dog could be the target of breed specific legislation!

American Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Doberman Pinscher
Scottish Deerhound
Belgian Malanois
Cane Corso
Fila Brasileiro
Great Dane 

Bull Mastiff

St. Bernard

Dogo Argentino


Shar Pai

Alaskan Malamutes

American Bulldog

Presa Canario

German Shephard
Chow Chow
Siberian Husky
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Dogue de Bordeaux
Tosa Inu
Irish Wolf Hound
English Mastiff

- OR -
Are you the owner of a dog that:
"Closely resembles"
"Has the appearance and characteristics"
"Exhibits the distinguishing characteristics"
"Contains as an element of"
"Displays the majority of physical traits"
of a "pit bull"?
If so, YOUR DOG could be effected by a "pit bull ban." 
The above language is taken from ordinances in effect in Boston, Massachusetts; Houghton, Kansas; Springfield, Missouri; Greenhills, Ohio and Garfield Heights, Ohio, but are not limited to these cities only.