Pro-puppy-cuddler: Would a Beagle+Lab&Pit mix be included in the Aurora, Co "Pit Bull" ban?
I have this adorable little person named "Bandit". He's an adorable 2 1/2 year old dog. He sleeps on his back, with is blaket over him, sucking his paws all night long. He's lazy, bendable, flopable, most wiggly dog I have ever seen!! He just oozes his body off the couch, across peoples laps, across the floor, and just flops his cute self infront of anyone so he can always get what he wants. He's never growled at anything but squirrels, and only barks "I love you!" and "Out side." I love this adorble little guy, but I am worried that I might have to give him up to be put down because of this "Pit Bull" ban in Aurora, Colorado.
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His mother was an English Beagle, and his father was a Labrador Retriever - Pit Bull Terrier mix. However, he looks just like his mother,white and brown but with longer legs.
Because he is 1/4 Pit Bull will I have to give him up, or will I get to keep him since he's a Mutt. I am having him neutered Today, I worry they will take him from me.
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Answer by wayne A
I wouldn't think so because to be known as a pitbull cross wouldn't he have to be first registered, you could just deny that he has any pitbull in him if that were the case. Is he registered and did you have to declare his breed (or knowledge of).
We have a restricted dog ban in Australia - which pitbulls are top of the list. Although i had known a family who had a beautiful and suprisingly friendly one which they kept a secret from the authorities, but I think eventually they just moved because of it.
Answer by sal_avalanche
First, the Aurora Pit Bull (American Pit Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier) ban doesn't require that you would have to give up the dog – it requires that all Pit Bulls be licensed, that the owner carries a certain amount of insurance, that each dog be micro-chipped and that they be muzzled when in public.
Second, unlike the ban in Denver, which applies to any dog that "looks" like a Pit Bull, the Aurora ban applies only to Pit Bulls. As your dog is only 1/4 Pit, you should be fine.
Anyway, there is currently on-going litigation to get the ban lifted, so it may be a moot point anyway.
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