Breed Specific Laws in Texas


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The state of Texas has state level legislation preventing cities and counties from creating breed specific laws.

822.047. Local Regulation of Dangerous Dogs

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.

CityOrdinanceBan/Dangerous or Vicious
ChildressSection: 6-525The city will not adopted out Pit bulls, chow chows wolf or any  dog considered dangerous or aggressive or known
Forest HillSection: 8-6Pit bulls declared “dangerous”
GarlandDirectiveRestricts: pit bulls and American bulldogs. “Specifically, this directive is intended to clarify the type of enclosures necessary to adequately maintain American Staffordshire Terriers, pit bull dogs, American Bull Dogs, or crossbreeds thereof within the enclosures.”
MagnoliaSection: 10-47Pit bulls presumed “dangerous”

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.