Is That Dog a Pit Bull? A Cross-Country Comparison of Perceptions of Shelter Workers Regarding Breed Identification

Abstract

Bull breeds are commonly kept as companion animals, but the pit bull terrier is restricted by breed-specific legislation (BSL) in parts of the United States and throughout the United Kingdom. Shelter workers must decide which breed(s) a dog is. This decision may influence the dog's fate, particularly in places with BSL. In this study, shelter workers in the… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/10888705.2014.895904

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@inproceedings{Hoffman2014IsTD, title={Is That Dog a Pit Bull? A Cross-Country Comparison of Perceptions of Shelter Workers Regarding Breed Identification}, author={Christy L. Hoffman and Natalie A. Harrison and London Wolff and C Westgarth}, booktitle={Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS}, year={2014} }