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COPY-Hot Springs mulls dog breed ban

Associated Press - November 30, 2009 6:34 AM ET

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Hot Springs Board of Directors will consider a city ordinance to ban ownership of certain dog breeds within the city limits.

The breeds include the American pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, American bulldog, or the offspring of a banned breed.

The board will consider the proposal at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The ordinance would require registration for dogs that are of a banned breed status to comply with the city's ordinance for "grandfathering" such animals.

The ordinance would exempt registered American Staffordshire terriers or Staffordshire bull terriers if the owner produces documentation showing the dog is a registered show dog.

Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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