Category Archives: Historic Breed-Specific Ordinance

1900: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Muzzle Ordinance, Butte, MT

Dogs Days at An End May 1, 1900 Daily Inter Mountain Butte, Montana Library of Congress Dogs Days at An End Canine Catcher Commences Business Butte To-Day Under the new dog ordinance, which goes into effect today, the dog catcher … Continue reading

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1907: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Muzzle Ordinance, Gastonia, NC

Gaston June 28, 1907 Gastonia (Gaston County) North Carolina Yorkville Enquirer Library of Congress Gaston Gastonia Gazette, June 25 … An ordinance passed by the city council last week places a penalty of $50 on the owner of a bulldog … Continue reading

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1906: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Muzzle Ordinance, Danville, VA

Down on Bulldogs February 15, 1906 Daneville, Virginia The Times Dispatch Library of Congress Down on Bulldogs (Special to The Times-Dispatch) DANVILLE, VA., February 14 – Dogs was the chief topic of discussion at a lengthy meeting of Common Council … Continue reading

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1909: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Muzzle Ordinance, Hopkinsville, KY

Many New Ordinances April 6, 1909 Hopkinsville, Kentucky Hopkinsville Kentuckian Library of Congress Many New Ordinances Most of them Ordering Concrete Pavements Laid on Various Streets COUNCIL’S MEETING The City Council held a busy session Friday night will all of … Continue reading

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1909: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Muzzle Ordinance, Walkerville, MT

January 5, 1909 Walkerville, Montana Anaconda Standard – Page 7 Walkerville Town Has New Dog Law Additional Duties Are Given to the Town Marshal … Among other things it requires a license of $2 annually for every dog in the … Continue reading

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1892 Breed-Specific Pit Bulldog Ordinance – Asheville, NC

With the Alerman Asheville Daily Citizen November 12, 1892 Library of Congress With the Alderman Mr. Starnes promised to have an ordinance prepared by the next meeting, declaring bulldogs a nuisance and condemning them all to instant death, or something … Continue reading

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1904: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Muzzle Ordinance, Charlotte, NC

In Police Circles August 2, 1904 Charlotte Observer In Police Circles Violated the Bull Dog Ordinance That bulldog ordinance is getting in its work on Mr. S. J. Biggers, the Seventh street groceryman, and Paul Biggers, his son, who are … Continue reading

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1908: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Muzzle Ordinance, Tampa, FL

Bulldogs of Tampa Must Wear Masks Tampa Tribune June 28, 1908 Bulldogs of Tampa Must Wear Masks Chief of Police Woodward will issue instructions to members of the force to arrest every person who allows a bull dog to run … Continue reading

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