The Doberman Pinscher Club of Canada is opposed to breed-specific legislation (BSL). We support legislation that promotes responsible dog ownership and are disappointed by the recent BSL decision passed by the City of Montreal.
Responsible breeding and ownership should result in dogs with solid temperaments in homes equipped to train and raise their breed of choice. Irresponsible pet owners should be penalized for their actions, not the dogs they exploit.
The City of Calgary has been praised internationally for its Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw. We applaud the City of Calgary and encourage other municipalities to consider Calgary’s bylaw as an alternative to breed banning.