BSL: None at
this time. Breed Specific Legislation previously in force but discarded.
Notes on recently discarded breed specific legislation:
identification and registration were to be compulsory for approximately 15
breeds of (fighting) dogs including Pitbull Terrier, Bull Terrier, Fila
Braziliero, Mastiff (toutes origines), Tosa Inu, Band dog, Akita Inu, Rhodesian
Ridgeback, Dogo Argentino - Dogue de Bordeaux, American Staffordshire Terrier,
Staffordshire bull-terrier and Rottweilers. For more information see:
de presse - 30/10/1998
de presse - 21/12/1998
The breed specific legislation was subsequently cancelled by
the Council of State in May, 1999. A seminar was organised on this subject on
18.03.2000. Six working groups were drafted to examine the Belgian dog problem
at all levels. A copy of the proceedings, in French, can be seen here.
Important note: Although there is now no national legislation,
local authorities can still introduce their own local legislation.
Government Web Site
Please submit anti-BSL links/contact/articles to Andrina
Newspapers & Magazines
La Libre Belgique:
Please submit to Andrina
Belgian Kennel Club
CIA World Factbook 2000 listing: http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/be.html
for world-wide Breed Specific Rescue links.
to main BSL page
Revised - 2004-09-03 at 20:25:33 PST