Breed Specific Laws in Washington


If you know of any new bread specific legislation please send us a message so we can update the database. 

The state of Washington does have a very weak breed specific law. 

” The state may not meet its burden of proof that the owner should have known the dog was potentially dangerous solely by showing the dog to be a particular breed or breeds. In addition, the dog shall be immediately confiscated by an animal control authority, quarantined, and upon conviction of the owner destroyed in an expeditious and humane manner.”

CityOrdinanceBan/Dangerous or Vicious
AuburnSection: 6.01.010Fighting breeds declared “potentially dangerous” including: Akita, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Cane Corso, Dogo Argentino, Dogue de Bordeaux, Kuvasz, Pit Bull Terrier, Presa Canario, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tosa Inu
BrewsterSection: 6.10.040Mandatory pit bull sterilization
BridgeportSection: 6.10.020Bans: pit bulls
BuckelySection: 9.10.020, 9.10.260Bans: pit bulls
CathlametSection: 6.10.020Bans: pit bulls
Coulee DamSection: 6.10.010Pit bulls declared “potentially dangerous”
EnumclawSection: 7.08Bans: pit bulls
EverettSection: 6.08.010Pit bulls declared “potentially dangerous”
EversonSection: 6.08.020Restricts: pit bulls
GrandviewSection: 6.06.010Pit bulls declared “dangerous”
HarrahNews articleRestricts: pit bulls
KennewickSection: 8:02.320Pit bulls declared “potentially dangerous”
OthelloSection: 6.06.020Bans: pit bulls
PascoSection: 8.02.320Pit bulls declared “potentially dangerous”
ProsserSection: 6.40.010Pit bulls declared “potentially dangerous” (verified October 2016)
QuincySection: 8.06.010Pit bulls declared “potentially dangerous”
RainierSection: 6.04.020Pit bulls declared “potentially dangerous”
RensselaerSection: 90.20Pit bulls declared “dangerous”
RosaliaUnconfirmedBans: pit bulls
Royal CitySection: 6.04.020, 6.04.060Pit bulls, American bulldogs and rottweilers declared “dangerous”
SelahSection: 5.07.080Bans: pit bulls
Soap LakeSection: 6.05.020Pit bulls, rottweilers and presa canarios declared “potentially dangerous”
SumasSection: 6.02.045Bans: pit bulls
TekoaSection: 8.08.056Bans: pit bulls
TietonSection: 6.08.130Bans: pit bulls
ToppenishSection: 6.06Pit bulls declared “dangerous”
Town of ColtonMeeting minutesBans: pit bulls
WapatoSection: 6.06Bans: pit bulls, American bulldogs, rottweilers and all mastiff types, including, but not limited to: English mastiff, Old English mastiff, American mastiff, Neapolitan mastiff, Doque de Bordeaux (aka French mastiff), bull mastiff, Tibetan mastiff, Spanish mastiff, Pyrenean mastiff and Fila Brasileiro (aka Brazilian mastiff)

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.