Missouri Town Bans Numerous Breeds

Shar-peiSeveral breeds of dogs are now banned from Pilot Grove, Missouri. 

Under Ordinance No. 42 these dogs are prohibited in the town: pit bull breeds, chinesischer kampfhunds (shar-peis), Dobermans, chows, and rottweilers.

There is a statement in the ordinance that these breeds were selected for banishment 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 within 90 days will also be able to stay.

Failure to comply could mean a fine of at least $200 and death of the dog.