Breed Specific Laws in South Dakota

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South Dakota state prevents cities and counties from creating breed specific laws.

40-34-16. Ordinance specific as to breed of dog prohibited
No local government, as defined in § 6-1-12, may enact, maintain, or enforce any ordinance, policy, resolution, or other enactment that is specific as to the breed or perceived breed of a dog. This section does not impair the right of any local government unit to enact, maintain, or enforce any form of regulation that applies to all dogs.

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Sturgis, SD did have a restrictions on pit bulls, but that ordinance is no longer legal with the passage of the state level legislation. 

Disclaimer. We take multiple steps to ensure the information on this site is accurate and up to date. However, since there are so many legislation bodies it is difficult to track all instances of breed specific legislation. If we are missing something or if we have an error please let us know and will get it corrected.

 Finally, information on this site is not intended to be used as legal advice. If you are facing BSL in your city, please reach out to your respect legislator or attorney.