Traveling With Your Pet:
Breed-Specific Legislation

Breed Legislation - Dogs Millions of people enjoy a holiday with their pets every year. For most people, it's an enjoyable experience for both them and their pets. However, travelers who plan to bring their pets should be aware of "breed-specific legislation" that may affect the types of dogs that are welcome at your intended destination.

Breed-specific legislation, or BSL, usually places restrictions on "controversial" dog breeds such as (but not limited to) "pit bulls", rottweilers, doberman pinschers, or mixes of these breeds. Owners of such breeds - or even breeds that look like them - should take the extra step of researching local pet laws.

Some jurisdictions completely ban certain breeds of dogs. Others may require certain breeds to be muzzled while in public. Owners of such breeds may be required to carry liability insurance. Some places may even have the power to confiscate a dog if it's one of the banned breeds!

If your dog is a potentially controversial breed, then a bit of research prior to travel can save you hassle and heartache later on. More information on breed-specific legislation can be found at the following links:

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