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Breed Specific Laws 

Breed-specific legislation (BSL) is a type of law that prohibits or restricts particular breeds or types of dog. Such laws range from outright bans on the possession of these dogs, to restrictions and conditions on ownership, and often establishes a legal presumption that such dogs are dangerous or vicious. Some jurisdictions have enacted breed-specific legislation in response to a number of fatalities or maulings.

In Switzerland, the BSL Varies by canton; some cantons have adopted extensive BSL, others have no such legislation whatsoever. Several decisions of the Supreme Court have found that cantonal BSL is constitutional. There is no BSL on the federal level. 

Regardless of the country where you live, always ask about the legislation in force before buying a dog and if you are a tenant, ask the owner if holding dogs is allowed.

Below the Swiss map, with the different levels of BLS or without.


The overwhelming majority of scientific studies on the effectiveness of breed-specific legislation (BSL) have concluded that BSL is ineffective.

Banning certain so-called dangerous breeds also gave a false sense of security suggesting that all other breeds were harmless. Statistics reported in the book "Fatal dog attacks" by Karen Delise have shown that the breed number 1 of dogs involved in fatal attacks were Shepherd type dogs.


Our observations showed that dogs involved in serious accidents already had a history of behavioral problems.

The better approach, in our view, is to have a veterinary breeding ability test for all dogs in medium to large size in order to rule out those who have proven behaviour disorders given that some traits may be hereditary.

Dogs that have demonstrated aggressivity against the veterinarian during the examination or in a show ring against the judge must undergo a thorough evaluation examination by an official dog behaviourist in order to exclude any danger to society. Such dogs are not allowed for breeding in our registry. 

Dangerous breeds do not exist, they have often been created by the media, but dangerous dogs and dangerous selections exist and can be made with any breed. It is unfortunate that to date illegal dog fighting still exists and dogs from these environments can indeed be dangerous regardless of their race. 


They are selected for "gameness".  Game or gameness is a quality of fighting dog and working terriers that are selectively bred and conditioned from a very early age to develop traits of eagerness despite the threat of substantive injury. Dogs displaying this trait can also be described as persevering, ready and willing, full of fight, spirited, or plucky.


Warrior dogs belong to the past and do not fit in our today's society. 

The dogs in our programs are show-type dogs exclusively selected for conformation, health and character stability.

Confirmation will be mandatory before breeding for the breeds American Bully and American Bulldog and also DNA profiling from 2020. 

Please visit our SERVICE page, sub-menu "Online confirmation" on this topic.

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