(a) Prohibited. It shall be unlawful to keep, harbor, own or in any way possess within the corporate limits of the city:
(1) Any pit bull dog; provided, that pit bull dogs registered with the city on the date of publication of this section may be kept within the city subject to the standards and requirements set forth in subsection (b) of this section. “Pit bull dog” is defined to mean:
(a.) The bull terrier breed of dog;
(b.) Staffordshire bull terrier breed of dog;
(c.) The American pit bull terrier breed of dog;
(d.) The American Staffordshire terrier breed of dog;
(e.) Dogs of mixed breed or of other breeds than above listed which breed or mixed breed is known as pit bulls, pit bull dogs, or pit bull terriers;
(f.) Any dog which has the appearance and characteristics of being predominantly of the breeds bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, any other breed commonly known as pit bulls, pit bull dogs or pit bull terriers; or a combination of any of those breeds.
Sec. 3-90. – Pit bulls.
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