In a significant decision, the Karnataka High Court has issued a stay on the circular that sought to ban 23 breeds of dogs labeled as ‘ferocious,’ including popular breeds like Pitbull Terrier, Rottweiler, American Staffordshire Terrier, and more.
The controversial circular had listed breeds such as Tosa Inu, Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, American Bulldog, Boerboel, Kangal, and several others, raising concerns among dog owners and animal rights activists.
The court’s decision to halt the ban comes as a relief to many dog lovers who cherish these breeds for their loyalty, companionship, and unique characteristics. The ruling underscores the importance of a fair and balanced approach to animal welfare, ensuring that responsible pet ownership is upheld while addressing any concerns regarding public safety.
Notably, the breeds mentioned in the circular, including Central Asian Shepherd Dog, Caucasian Shepherd Dog, South Russian Shepherd Dog, Tornjak, Sarplaninac, Japanese Tosa, Japanese Akita, Mastiffs, Terriers, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Wolf dogs, Canario Akbash dog, Moscow Guard dog, and Cane Corso, will not face immediate restrictions following the court’s intervention.
The High Court’s decision reflects a nuanced understanding of dog behavior and the need for evidence-based policies that consider individual temperament rather than blanket breed bans. It highlights the importance of education and awareness in promoting responsible pet ownership and preventing incidents related to dog behavior.
As the legal battle continues, dog owners and advocates are hopeful that a more comprehensive and inclusive approach will be adopted to address concerns related to dog breeds deemed ‘dangerous.’ The ruling serves as a reminder of the need for dialogue, cooperation, and evidence-based decision-making in matters concerning animal welfare and public safety.
Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story as stakeholders engage in discussions to find a balanced and sustainable solution that ensures the well-being of both dogs and the community.

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