AKC Government Relations Pages
AKC Legislation Tracking, by State. Updated Daily
Dog Federation of New York “The Dog Federation of New York is a statewide coalition of dog clubs, organizations and individual dog owners that serves the public interest by educating citizens and public officials on dog safety and responsible dog ownership. DFNY advocates for strong, and humane dog-related legislation and is committed to working with municipalities across the state.”
Pet-Law.com “Defending the Freedom to Own Pets”
AKC Canine Legislation Pages
AKC Homeowners Insurance Resource Center
Connecticut Dog Federation
National Animal Interest Alliance The mission of NAIA is to promote the welfare of animals, to strengthen the human-animal bond, and safeguard the rights of responsible animal o
NAIA Trust The NAIA Trust is a nonprofit 501 (c) 4 organization established under the Internal Revenue Code to promote responsible animal care and ownership and reasonable laws, policies and regulations to protect animals and the people who care for them.
The pages linked above are an excellent way to begin to see some of the issues faced by responsible Dog owners in the US. Breed specific legislation is not really about specific breeds; often this legislation is the public face of animal rights extremists. It is important to understand the background in order to learn how to successfully prevent BSL and further erosion of the rights we as Americans have taken for granted.