Breed Specific Laws in Tennessee

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CityOrdinanceBan/Dangerous or Vicious
AdamsvilleSection: 10-204Pit bulls declared “vicious”
BaileytonSection: 10-204Pit bulls declared “vicious”
BrownsvilleUnconfirmedRestricts: pit bulls
DucktownUnconfirmedBans: pit bulls
DyerSection: 10-30Bans: pit bulls
Estill SpringsSection: 10-302Bans: pit bulls
EtowahUnconfirmedBans: pit bulls
FayettevilleSection: 10-303, 10-310Pit bulls presumed “dangerous”
Grand JunctionSection: 10-201, 10-202Bans: pit bulls
GreenbrierSection: 10-401, 10-402Restricts: pit bulls
HallsSection: 10-204Pit bulls, rottweilers and doberman pinschers declared “vicious”
Hardeman CountyUnconfirmedBans: pit bulls
HarrimanSection: 10-101Pit bulls declared “dangerous or vicious”
HendersonSection: 10-208Bans: pit bulls
HornbeakUnconfirmedPit bulls, doberman pinschers, rottweilers, German shepherds, akitas, chow chows and wolf-dog hybrids declared “vicious”
JasperUnconfirmedBans: pit bulls
Jefferson CitySection: 10-301Pit bulls declared “vicious”
KentonUnconfirmedPit bulls and rottweilers declared “vicious”
LafayetteSection: 10-410, 10-402Pit bulls declared “vicious”
Lookout MountainUnconfirmedPit bulls declared “vicious”
MadisonvilleSection: 10-204Pit bulls declared “vicious”
ManchesterSection: 10-310Pit bulls declared “vicious”
MiddletonSection: 10-302Bans: pit bulls
MorrisonSection: 10-202Bans: pit bulls
Mt. JulietDog park policyPit bulls are banned from dog parks
ParisSection: 3-201bPit bulls declared “vicious”
PuryearSection: 10-301, 10-302Bans: pit bulls
Red Boiling SpringsSection: 10-216Pit bulls declared “vicious”
RogersvilleUnconfirmedBans: pit bulls
RipleySection: 10-108Pit bulls, rottweilers and doberman pinschers declared “vicious”
RutherfordUnconfirmedBans: pit bulls
SelmerSection: 10-301, 10-302Bans: pit bulls
SomervilleSection: 10-301, 10-302Bans: pit bulls
South FultanSection: 10-301Pit bulls, rottweilers, doberman pinscers, and German shepherds require special permit
South PittsburgSection: 10-301, 10-302Bans: pit bulls
SpartaSection: 10-310, 10-302Bans: pit bulls
SpringfieldSection: 10-401, 10-402Restricts: pit bulls
WartraceSection: 10-301, 10-302Bans: pit bulls
WatertownSection: 10-301, 10-302Bans: pit bulls
White PineSection: 10-204Pit bulls declared “vicious”

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