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Why doesn’t Iowa just ban dangerous dog breeds such as Pit Bulls and Rottweilers so that children don’t suffer from dog bites? I don’t want anyone else to suffer the way my family has from my child’s recent dog bite injury.

Certain dog breeds, such as Pit Bulls and Rotties, have reputations as being dangerous. If you, or your child, have been bit by one of these dogs then you likely have questions about why the state of Iowa doesn’t just ban certain dog breeds that are thought to be dangerous.

According to the American Humane Association (AHA), this type of breed specific legislation can be dangerous. For example, when well-meaning communities ban certain types of dogs it could lead to a black market for these animals. The black market may mean that the animals are bred and raised in difficult conditions that make them more likely to be aggressive later. Instead, the AHA believes that communities can reduce dog bites from Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, and other breeds by:

  • Promoting responsible breeding and dog ownership.
  • Encouraging public education.
  • Enforcing local dog laws that are already on the books.

Our Iowa dog bite attorneys understand that you want to protect your family and others from similar accidents in the future. We also understand that you want to get a fair recovery for you, or your loved one, after an injury. For more information we encourage you to contact an experienced Iowa dog bite lawyer at 515-984-0091 and to read our Dog Bites Brochure which is available for FREE on our website or by postal mail on request.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham