Any dog can become dangerous given the right circumstances; however, certain breeds have a reputation for becoming vicious and attacking. According to Denver Ordinance Sections 8-55, Pit bull type dogs are banned from the City & County of Denver. Pit bull type dogs include Staffordshire bull terriers, American pit bull terriers, and American Staffordshire terriers.
Under 8-55, a dog showing a significant number of the physical traits associated listed by the United Kennel Club or the American Kennel Club will qualify as a pit bull.
Under 8-55, if a dog owner violates the ban on the aforementioned breeds, he or she will be required to relocate the dog outside of the city and county to another area where the breed is not restricted. Violators will be held responsible for any boarding fees and fines associated with relocating the dog.
If you or a loved one was bitten by one of Denver’s dangerous breeds, or a generally vicious dog, contact the Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson at 303-458-5000 to discuss your legal options with an experienced personal injury lawyer.