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The Missouri House is expected to vote any day on a bill that would prohibit municipalities from enacting breed-specific policies.  It would also void any current local breed-specific policies or regulations in the state.  

Municipalities would still be permitted to protect public health and safety by enacting other policies (including policies for at-large dogs), so long as these laws do not target specific breeds. 

All who reside or participate in dog events in Missouri are encouraged to contact the Missouri House of Representatives TODAY and ask them to support responsible dog owners by voting “yes” on House Bill 1811. Visit the AKC Legislative Action Center and type your address in the “Find Your Elected Officials” box to find the name and contact information for your State Representative.  A contact list for House leadership may be found here, or click here for a full House roster.

Talking Points:

The AKC supports House Bill 1811, which protects the rights of dog owners while still allowing communities to enact laws that hold all owners accountable.  Seventeen states currently have laws that prohibit breed-specific legislation.  Visit the Breed-Specific/Dangerous Dog Laws page in the AKC Legislative Action Center for more talking points on this issue.

AKC Government Relations will continue to closely monitor this legislation and provide more information as it becomes available.  For questions or more information, contact AKC GR at (919) 816-3720 or doglaw@akc.org

The Missouri House is expected to vote any day on a bill that would prohibit municipalities from enacting breed-specific policies. It would also void any current local breed-specific policies or regulations in the state. All who reside or participate in dog events in Missouri are encouraged to contact the Missouri House of Representatives TODAY and ask them to support responsible dog owners by voting “yes” on House Bill 1811.

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