Bluefield, WV

BSL is currently being enforced.

Last Update:
February 2, 2016
Type of BSL:
Restrictions
Breeds Affected:
Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Any mix thereof

Legislation Excerpt

(3)
"Pit bull dog," defined to mean any and all of the following dogs:
a.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed of dogs;
b.
The American Staffordshire Terrier breed of dogs;
c.
The American Pit Bull Terrier breed of dogs;
d.
Dogs which have the appearance and characteristics of being predominantly of the breeds of dogs known as Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier.
(4)
Any domesticated dog that has in its known genetic history and/or formal pedigree crossbreeding with the wolf species to include, but not be limited to, animals referred to as a wolf-hybrids or wolf-mixed breeds or the breed known as Tundra Shepherd. The owner of any animal described in subsections (3) and (4) of this definition shall register such animal with the city police department within ten days of the enactment of the ordinance from which this definition is derived or within ten days of bringing any such animal within the city limits.
Sec. 4-39. Definitions.

Legislation Excerpt

(3)
"Pit bull dog," defined to mean any and all of the following dogs:
a.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed of dogs;
b.
The American Staffordshire Terrier breed of dogs;
c.
The American Pit Bull Terrier breed of dogs;
d.
Dogs which have the appearance and characteristics of being predominantly of the breeds of dogs known as Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier.
(4)
Any domesticated dog that has in its known genetic history and/or formal pedigree crossbreeding with the wolf species to include, but not be limited to, animals referred to as a wolf-hybrids or wolf-mixed breeds or the breed known as Tundra Shepherd. The owner of any animal described in subsections (3) and (4) of this definition shall register such animal with the city police department within ten days of the enactment of the ordinance from which this definition is derived or within ten days of bringing any such animal within the city limits.
Sec. 4-39. Definitions.

Legislation Excerpt

(3)
"Pit bull dog," defined to mean any and all of the following dogs:
a.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed of dogs;
b.
The American Staffordshire Terrier breed of dogs;
c.
The American Pit Bull Terrier breed of dogs;
d.
Dogs which have the appearance and characteristics of being predominantly of the breeds of dogs known as Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier.
(4)
Any domesticated dog that has in its known genetic history and/or formal pedigree crossbreeding with the wolf species to include, but not be limited to, animals referred to as a wolf-hybrids or wolf-mixed breeds or the breed known as Tundra Shepherd. The owner of any animal described in subsections (3) and (4) of this definition shall register such animal with the city police department within ten days of the enactment of the ordinance from which this definition is derived or within ten days of bringing any such animal within the city limits.
Sec. 4-39. Definitions.

ARTICLE II. - DOGS AND CATS

ARTICLE II. - DOGS AND CATS

ARTICLE II. - DOGS AND CATS

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