As usual, banning breeds results in abandoned dogs.
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Council announces list of banned dogs
Wednesday, 11 July 2007
Dublin City Council today confirmed a list of ten breeds of dog which will be banned from its housing estates and flat complexes.
The ban on certain breeds or crosses of breeds follows ten reported dog attacks on people since the start of the year. Three of the ten people attacked were children.
The ban will be implemented through the Tenancy Agreement and will affect existing and future tenants.
In the first six months of the year 73 banned dogs were handed over by their owners and another 169 were picked up as strays, according to the council.
The ban has been in effect since 1 July and the following dogs are included:
*American Pit Bull Terrier
*Staffordshire Bull Terrier
*English Pit Bull Terrier
*German Shepherd (Alsatian)