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Old 05-28-2009, 04:09 PM
 
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I live in the UK, London to be precise, and in 3-5 weeks, I'm buying a staffordshire bull terrier, mixed with a pitbull terrier.

However, I browsed the web, and have been aware for years that pitbulls here in the UK are banned, but I wasn't sure on the rules regarding pitbull mixes.

I have owned a full staff in the past, and it was a lovely dog. Sadly it passed away and now I'm about to purchase a new best friend.

Question is, am I allowed/is it legal?

Thanks.
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:13 PM
 
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there is a rescue group out of so. wales that may have the answer for you. it is called "many tears rescue" they have a website and should have a contact info there
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:49 PM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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Please do not buy, there are too many on death row in shelters all over the place in need of a home! Save a life!
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:34 AM
 
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there is a rescue group out of so. wales that may have the answer for you. it is called "many tears rescue" they have a website and should have a contact info there
Any links?
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:29 PM
 
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:08 PM
 
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I think the main thing you are going to face is if the dog grows up to look like one or the other breed. Both of these dogs can be agressive, and I would probabloy guess that having both breeds could be the stage for having an agreesive dog. That means you have to be extra careful to protect the public from your dog and your dog from public predjuice.
I live in the US. We have a law that if you have a dog that is on a list of "agressive or dangerous dogs" and there is an incident with the public the owner is required to take out a very expensive insurance policy for $250,000. Many owners cannot afford the insurance so have their pets put down. I always raised St Bernards and they were on that list. The are not agressive, but they are protective and will stand between me and another person and warn them off. I always, walked my dog late at night and kept them confined to a well fenced yard during the day.
I think your choice has to do with what your tolerance for going the extra mile for you pet is.
If you want to know the law in your area, just call the local animal shelter.
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:07 PM
 
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Having a Staff / Pit mix dog does not in any way set stage for your dog being an agresive dog any more than having a Lab / Godlden X does. If you train and socialise the dog you will be fine. Not sure about the laws though, call a local shelter. Just because there is a law does not mean it is there for the correct reason. BSL is a joke and always has been.
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Manhattan, Ks
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I live in the UK, London to be precise, and in 3-5 weeks, I'm buying a staffordshire bull terrier, mixed with a pitbull terrier.

However, I browsed the web, and have been aware for years that pitbulls here in the UK are banned, but I wasn't sure on the rules regarding pitbull mixes.

I have owned a full staff in the past, and it was a lovely dog. Sadly it passed away and now I'm about to purchase a new best friend.

Question is, am I allowed/is it legal?

Thanks.
I think that your best bet for reliable information would be to call your local authorities.
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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I think the main thing you are going to face is if the dog grows up to look like one or the other breed. Both of these dogs can be agressive, and I would probabloy guess that having both breeds could be the stage for having an agreesive dog. That means you have to be extra careful to protect the public from your dog and your dog from public predjuice.
What a load of ill-informed . Any dog that has teeth can bite. Any dog that isn't properly raised and socialized can be aggressive. The breed has absolutely nothing to do with it.

I've got 26 dogs in my home right now (I do rescue) and among them is 2 german shepherds, a rottweiler, 2 pitbulls, and a chow. And they live very happily and well behaved among dogs of other breeds and sizes including chihuahuas.

Of the fosters, the oldest shepherd came in with behavior problems due to lack of socialization from the former owner. Within a month I had him living very well with the other dogs. I've had large 'dangerous' breeds for the last 12 years. I've had problem dogs that I couldn't rehabilitate. Among them, the absolute worst problems I've encountered have been with rat terriers. I've taken in 2 and both of them had problems that even after more than 3 years I couldn't correct. One was so extreme he had to be euthanized. But I've only had one 'dangerous' breed with a temperament issue that I couldn't correct. One. And she'd been kept in a kennel in a basement for the first 5 years of her life and horrible mistreated.

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I live in the US. We have a law that if you have a dog that is on a list of "agressive or dangerous dogs" and there is an incident with the public the owner is required to take out a very expensive insurance policy for $250,000.
Those laws are not nation wide. They are local laws. And most areas are starting to wake up and realize the problem is the irresponsible owners, not the breeds and they are changing their laws to reflect that.

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Many owners cannot afford the insurance so have their pets put down.
And those would be the irresponsible owners I was talking about. Before moving to this state we researched several towns. We found one we really liked and a home we loved. Then we found out there was BSL in the town. Did we buy the home anyway and kill our dogs? No. We found a better home in a much better area for a way better price. It's called being responsible.

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If you want to know the law in your area, just call the local animal shelter.
Or the local agency that passes those laws. That's where you start. And as for buying, I agree - go adopt. There are so many that will be killed without you.
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