Several breeds of dogs are now banned fromÂ Pilot Grove, Missouri.Â
Under Ordinance No. 42 these dogs areÂ prohibited in the town:Â pit bull breeds, chinesischer kampfhunds (shar-peis), Dobermans, chows,Â and rottweilers.
There is a statement in the ordinance that these breeds were selected for banishmentÂ because they "have shown a sufficient propensity of viciousness or ability to inflict serious injury such."
The ordinance does allow these breeds that are already currently licensed to stay. Owners that license their dogs withinÂ 90 days will also be able to stay.
Failure to complyÂ could mean a fine of at least $200 and death of the dog.