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Now we are at Texas. Texas get’s a bad rap for being to conservative, but they are very progressive on their dangerous dog laws. Texas enacted an amendment to state level law that prohibited local municipalities to deem a dog dangerous based on breed or several breeds, back in 1991.
A county or municipality may place additional requirements or restrictions on dangerous dogs if the requirements or restrictions:
(1) are not specific to one breed or several breeds of dogs; and
(2) are more stringent than restrictions provided by this subchapter.
§ 822.047. LOCAL REGULATION OF DANGEROUS DOGS
There have been a few municipalities that have attempted to enact breed specific laws, but have all been met with swift notification of the legality of their enforcement. Most notably Garland, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. There was a short lived ordnance that allowed breed specific language to enter the municipal code, but was very quickly removed once people noticed its inclusion.
As of right now there are no known municipalities attempting to enforce BSL in the state of Texas.
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