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Old 10-09-2009, 05:06 AM   #1

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Breeds banned on military bases

Some dog breeds banned from Marine Corps bases
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CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa (October 9, 2009) -- Dog breeds with dominant traits of aggression, such as pit bulls and rottweilers, are now banned from all Marine Corps bases, according to a recent decision made by Headquarters Marine Corps. Current residents in family housing with dogs that fall under the ban will be able to apply for a waiver good till Sept. 30, 2012.
The Marine Corps' new pet policy regarding domestic animals aboard Marine Corps installations is found in Marine Corps Order P11000.22 Marine Corps Housing Management. The change was necessary due to a rise in ownership of large dog breeds with a predisposition toward aggressive and dangerous behavior as well as increased risk of incidents involving these dogs.

Specifically, the order states that "full or mixed breeds of pit bulls, rottweilers and canid /wolf hybrids are prohibited aboard Marine Corps installations.

Current family-housing residents in possession of these breeds of dogs may keep their pet in family housing through Sept. 30, 2012 provided they apply for a waiver and are approved. Marine Corps Base leadership is still working to determine the specific procedures for applying for the waiver. More information will be forthcoming.

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Old 10-09-2009, 05:08 AM   #2

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MILITARY: Camp Pendleton count shows 220 potentially dangerous dogs

Directive requires removal of aggressive breeds if they can't pass behavior test

amp Pendleton has about 190 pit bulls and 30 Rottweilers, breeds considered so aggressive that they are being banned from Marine Corps bases worldwide unless they can pass what amounts to a "good doggie" exam. Maj. Kristen Lasica-Khaner, a base spokeswoman, provided the count after a recent directive from Marine Corps headquarters in Washington banned purebred and mixed-breed pit bulls, Rottweilers, wolf hybrids and any other dog deemed a risk to people living in base housing.
The ban is being instituted as a safety measure and comes after a 3-year-old boy was killed by a dog at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune last year.
Owners of the estimated 220 dogs at Camp Pendleton that fall under the new policy can seek a waiver allowing them to keep the animal if the dog passes the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Test, which measures friendliness with strangers and behavior when other dogs are around.
But the policy expressly forbids troops moving onto a base from bringing any of the banned breeds with them.

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Old 10-09-2009, 05:28 PM   #3
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I have to say : Them passing the AKC CGC test doesnt mean much, it shows you can controll your dog in a controlled environment, baby steps into dog obedience.

That being said, it doesnt mean all the rotties/pits they are accusing as agressive might not have issues. if they are truely family pets, they might be socialized enough, ect...but if they were just thrown in the back yards, letting them do w/e then they might have issues....I have known many dobermans, that never would hurt a fly...but some people see them as equal agressors as pits/rotties...

I know how serious Military stuff can be, when you sign up to be in the Military you become the property of the having a dog that might harm US Property is a big deal. My bro has to report any scratches he gets...and one time he got in MAJOR trouble for a sunburn...
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