Potentially Dangerous Dogs Act

This law is in force since December 2009 in the province of Buenos Aires ..and we do not know it? Because it is an unenforceable law to the reality of our country and fell into desuetude (he loses validity for its own inefficiency or lack of control etc)

In the same include several races including the Bullmastiff is the problem with this type of legislation that is a copy and paste of European laws, it is that nobody seriously study the issue before voting.

We will not elaborate on what behavior experts think of these laws, it is enough to note that since its genesis these laws are consequences of the success of American races and especially the American Pitbull Terrier, and driven by clubs more traditional races (As the German shepherd for example). Even the lists vary according to the interests of each country, so for example in most legislations include breeds like the Doberman or Rottweiler, except in Germany where these races are originating.

These factual errors, as well as serious misconduct in writing and inactivity own law for lack of watchdogs or policies it makes despite the number of years it takes effect, in practice inapplicable.

In November 2014 in the city of Mar del Plata a municipal ordinance Founded in the Law, with some interesting and full points with good intentions, but again legislated and drafted very awkwardly, suffering many incompatibilities against the provincial law was passed, against common sense and reiterates failures in control agencies, that led to the lack of enforcement of that law.

LAW 14107




ARTICLE 1. This law is to establish the regulations applicable to the possession of potentially dangerous dogs to be compatible with the safety of people and other animals.

This Act does not apply to dogs belonging to the Armed Forces and State Security Forces.
ARTICLE 2. For the purposes of this Act, are considered potentially dangerous dogs to those included in a racial topology for its aggressive nature, size or power of jaw, have the capacity to cause death or serious injury to people and other animals.

They have such consideration dogs belonging to breeds listed in Annex I of this Act and their crossbreeds.

ARTICLE 3. Create the Registry of Potentially Dangerous Dogs owners of the Province of Buenos Aires.

In each municipality there will be a delegation from the registry.
ARTICLE 4. On the Record personal data of the applicant and respect the dog is entered, the data allow identification resulting individualize provided by this Act, its characteristics and the usual place of residence.
ARTICLE 5. Check delivery to the applicant an instructional parenting and prevention in which at least the provisions of this Act for possession of potentially dangerous dogs, and the minimum conditions of training and sociability that require the same are indicated.
ARTICLE 6. Any incident caused by a potentially dangerous dog throughout his life, known by the administrative or judicial authorities, it is noted on your registration sheet, which ends with his death.
ARTICLE 7. The authorities responsible registry shall immediately notify the competent administrative or judicial authorities, any incident recorded in the Register for evaluation and, if necessary, adopt sanctions or other measures.
ARTICLE 8. The possession of potentially dangerous dogs is subject to compliance with the following provisions:

a) Request the registration before the dog reaches six (6) months.
b) Identify the dog by placing a chip or a tattoo.
c) For the presence and movement in public spaces, use belt or chain of less than one meter in length, collar and muzzle suitable for race.
Are exempt from this provision:
farms using guard dogs, defense and management of livestock and hunting activities character.
sports testing purposes to the selection of individuals involved in them and they are authorized and supervised by the competent authority, excluding exercises for fights and attacks.
d) Take safety measures and prevention in the building where it is housed the dog, which must be sufficiently resistant and suitable dimensions structures that prevent the dog snout escape or exceed beyond the limits.
e) In the house belonging to more than one owner, it is forbidden to leave the dog in public places.
f) the abandonment of dogs hit by this Act is prohibited.
g) Informing the Registry the transfer, theft, death or loss of dog, and referred to that fact in its corresponding registration sheet, notwithstanding that if the dog passed into the hands of a new owner, the owner must renew the registration in the Register.
ARTICLE 9. The dog takes place of habitual residence outside the territory of the Province of Buenos Aires, is subject to the provisions of this Act if it falls within the province.
Article 10. Failure to comply with the provisions of this Act is punishable by a fine of pesos five hundred (500) pesos two thousand (2,000).
The fine can not be converted into another sanction, except that may be applicable for failure to observe the provisions of paragraph g) of Article 8.

Recidivism is punishable by double the maximum fine, notwithstanding that, in case of recidivism authorities check to kidnap the dog while the offender does not carry with this Act.

It can also hijack the dog under any circumstances, if the offender does not comply or acquiesces to comply with this Act.
ARTICLE 11. The prosecution of offenses is in charge of the Justice Fouls and the procedure is governed by the provisions of the Code of Misdemeanors Municipal Decree Law 8,751 / 77.
ARTICLE 12.- authorities are checking violations of this Act, the provincial authorities designated by the Enforcement Authority and municipal authorities in the exercise of its police power.

The authorities may require the assistance of the public force when necessary to enforce this Act.
ARTICLE 13.- The Enforcement Authority of this Act shall be appointed by the executive branch, which also dictate the regulations as may be necessary for compliance.
ARTICLE 14.- Authorize the Executive Branch to make budget adjustments necessary for the implementation of this Act.
ARTICLE 15.- This Annex establishes without limitation the list of races reached by the provisions of this Act.

Annex I

a) Akita Inu.
b) American Staffordshire.
c) Bullmastif.
d) Bull
e) Doberman.
f) Dogo Argentino.
g) Dogue de Bordeaux.
h) Fila Brasileiro,
i) Great Japanese Dog.
j) Mastin
k) Pit Bull Terrier.
l) Presa Canario.
m) Rottweiler.
n) Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

ARTICLE 16.- This Act comes into force ninety (90) days of being enacted.

ARTICLE 17. The Application Authority Records provides the necessary means to carry out its purposes, the following is essential: instructional parenting for potentially dangerous dogs, reader identification chips and computer components suitable for storing data throw identification.
ARTICLE 18. The Application Authority may:

a) Include other races to the list annexed to this Act.
b) Include other identification methods to be added to those established by this Act.
c) enter into agreements with the College of Veterinarians of the Province of Buenos Aires, in order to better provide veterinary means of identification and security provided by this Law.
ARTICLE 19.- The Ministry of Security may require the registration and identification of dogs belonging to the Armed Forces and State Security.
ARTICLE 20. Communicate to the Executive.
Given in the Hall of Sessions of the Honorable Legislature of the Province of Buenos Aires, in the city of La Plata, on the ninth day of December in the year two thousand and nine.