Spanish association for protection of animals and other public organizations of the country approved of making a list of dangerous dog breeds. The list has been compiled by the Spanish government.
There are eight dog breeds on the list: pit bull, rottweiler, stafford bull terrier and American stafford bull terrier, Argentinean god, Brazilian fila, tosa inu and akita inu. In the future dogs with the weight of over 20 kg, chest of over 60 sm, well-developed muscular system, strong jaws and aggressive temper may be also included in the list.
Moreover, the Spanish government decreed, people under 18 could not be owners of dogs. A special license is to be received to own a dog. Special testing similar to that one held for getting licenses to wear guns is to be also undergone to get a license to own a dog. Insurance payment at the rate of 120,000 euro is also obligatory at that. The dog breeds mentioned on the list should be taken for a walk in muzzles and short dog’s lead.
The measure was taken in connection with the 718 complaints of the people who suffered from dog attacks sent to the Spanish police last year.