Keep Restricted Breed Dogs on Short Leash in Community

After a spate of pit bull terrier attacks in recent years, many community associations have questioned the wisdom of permitting members to keep pit bulls and other so-called “restricted breed” dogs, including German shepherds, rottweilers, and Doberman pinschers, as pets. Frequent reports of dog attacks have also reignited the debate between pit bull critics and supporters of the breed. Critics say that while pit bulls don’t bite as often as other dogs, their jaw strength and behavior when they do attack make them the most dangerous of all breeds.

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