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Dangerous dog breed ordinances

Pit Bull Ordinances in Washington
City Website View Ordinance Type of Ordinance
Auburn Section: 6.01.010 Fighting breeds declared "potentially dangerous" including: Japanese akita, American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, bull terrier, cane corso, Dogo argentino, Dogue de bordeaux, kuvasz, pit bull terrier, presa canario, Staffordshire bull terrier, Tosa Inu
Brewster Section: 6.10.040 Mandatory pit bull sterilization
Bridgeport Section: 6.10.020 Bans: pit bulls
Buckely Section: 9.10.020, 9.10.260 Bans: pit bulls
Cathlamet Section: 6.10.020 Bans: pit bulls
Coulee Dam Section: 6.10.010 Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous"
Enumclaw Section: 7.08 Bans: pit bulls
Everett Section: 6.08.010 Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous" | Historic 1987 legal notes
Everson Section: 6.08.020 Restricts: pit bulls
Grandview Section: 6.06.010 Pit bulls declared "dangerous"
Harrah News article Restricts: pit bulls
Kennewick Section: 8:02.320 Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous"
Othello Section: 6.06.020 Bans: pit bulls
Pasco Section: 6.05.010, 6.05.330 Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous"
Prosser Section: 6.40.010 Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous"
Quincy Section: 8.06.010 Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous"
Rainier Section: 6.04.020 Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous"
Rensselaer Section: 90.20 Pit bulls declared "dangerous"
Rosalia Animal control Bans: pit bulls | Learn more
Royal City Section: 6.04.020, 6.04.060 Pit bulls, American bulldogs and rottweilers declared "dangerous"
Selah Section: 5.07.080 Bans: pit bulls
Soap Lake Section: 6.05.020 Pit bulls, rottweilers and presa canarios declared "potentially dangerous"
Sumas Section: 6.02.045 Bans: pit bulls
Tekoa Section: 8.08.056 Bans: pit bulls
Tieton Section: 6.08.130 Bans: pit bulls
Toppenish Section: 6.06 Pit bulls declared "dangerous"
Town of Colton Meeting minutes Bans: pit bulls
Wapato Section: 6.06 Bans: pit bulls, American bulldogs, rottweilers and all mastiff types, including, but not limited to: English mastiff, Old English mastiff, American mastiff, Neapolitan mastiff, Doque de Bordeaux (aka French mastiff), bull mastiff, Tibetan mastiff, Spanish mastiff, Pyrenean mastiff and Fila Brasileiro (aka Brazilian mastiff)

Ordinances last verified as active on July 28, 2017