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We will probably be moving to Arkansas this year, and what is Arkansas's stand on BSL?

Tiffany CarsonTiffany Carson St. MarysPosts: 15,800Member
Do they have any laws about Pit Bulls or other breeds on the so-called dangerous breeds list? Cookie is a German Shepherd and my uncle (he's the one who started this moving business) has a German Shepherd too named India, so do they ban German Shepherds specifically? I don't want to live anywhere where BSL in any form is present, but I don't have any say in this matter. P.S. And my uncle may be keeping one of India's puppies, so we may have 3 German Shepherds to move instead of two. We'll be somewhere in northern Arkansas. We haven't bought a property there yet, but we will be in the country.

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  • Sandra PerrySandra Perry MemphisPosts: 1,425Member
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    It depends on where you're settling. My parents live in AR and BSL is a city ordinance and not a state law.
  • Chris & Brian CrawfordChris & Brian Crawford Posts: 1,879Member
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    Since you have a general idea of where you'll be moving, I would go online and find a list of all the counties in northern Arkansas. In most states now, each individual county has a website for the county that provides information for residents and future residents of that county. That usually includes a site with rules and regulations regarding animals, along with statistics and contact information for animal control. If there are any breeds banned in northern Arkansas counties, those websites would be the best place to find out. If the sites don't include that information, call the number for animal control (all county sites should have that) and ask them if there are any breed restrictions in the county. Another question to consider is how many animals are allowed per home where you're moving. If you're moving with 3 German Shepherds and Treader, you may want to make sure there's no limit to, say, 3 animals.
  • Lindsey GivensLindsey Givens Posts: 18Member
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    I know Little Rock has banned Rottweilers and Bit Bulls, but I haven't heard of other cities in Arkansas banning any breeds. I used to live on Beaver Lake in the Northwest corner of Arkansas, but I don't know where you are moving. Here is a website that might help. It gives you a link to contact your legislature about the issue to get your question answered.
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