Belfast, Ireland, UK: Dog on death row because of its leg and muzzle measurements

Breed identification, which must be performed in places with breed-specific legislation, is a subjective process. In this case, the owners of Lennox not only have a DNA breed-ID test that proves Lennox’s genetic makeup, the city had licensed Lennox (meaning, they did not consider him a banned breed) for over five years. Dog owners living in places with BSL can never be sure that their dog won’t be targeted.

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Owner of death row dog Lennox tells of her family’s agony

Monday, 15 November 2010

Family fight to save their pet seized by wardens

The heartbroken owner of a pet dog which has been living on ‘death row’ for six months is still waiting to learn its fate after it was seized because it was deemed to be a dangerous breed.

Caroline Barnes said that six-year-old Lennox is a cross between an American bulldog and a Labrador crossed with a Staffordshire bull terrier.

However, staff from Belfast City Council called at her home in May, using what she alleges was a warrant for a different address, and impounded him after he was deemed to be a banned American pit bull terrier-type because of his leg and muzzle measurements.[…]

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2 responses to “Belfast, Ireland, UK: Dog on death row because of its leg and muzzle measurements

  1. selwyn marock South Africa

    Belfast,Northern Ireland a Bunch of Terrorists.These Politicos have a problem reading and writing. and enjoy Killing.

  2. Would you be allowed to rehome Lennox? I could find a home outside of Northern Ireland for him and you would be welcome to visit him when ever you wanted