Standards used to identify a Pit Bull Terrier

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Dear Merseyside Police,
In Annex 2 of the DEFRA publication Dangerous Dogs Law; Guidance for enforcers, it is stated that, "The standard used to identify a PBT is set out in the American Dog Breeders Association standard of confirmation as published in the Pit Bull Gazette, volume 1, issue 3, 1977. As this is being used as an active document of a current law, such information should be readily available. I therefore ask if you could supply me with a copy of this document.

Yours faithfully,

G. Rush

Merseyside Police

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Dear G Rush

Reference No: SM200/13

Thank you for your application for information concerning

In Annex 2 of the DEFRA publication Dangerous Dogs Law; Guidance for
enforcers, it is stated that, "The standard used to identify a PBT is set
out in the American Dog Breeders Association standard of confirmation as
published in the Pit Bull Gazette, volume 1, issue 3, 1977. As this is
being used as an active document of a current law, such information should
be readily available. I therefore ask if you could supply me with a copy
of this document.  

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Information Bureau
Merseyside Police
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Dear  G Rush

 

Response Letter - FOI Application SM200/13  (please quote in all
correspondence)

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by Merseyside Police on 03/09/13   I note that you seek access to the
following information:

 

 

In Annex 2 of the DEFRA publication Dangerous Dogs Law; Guidance for
enforcers, it is stated that, "The standard used to identify a PBT is set
out in the American Dog Breeders Association standard of confirmation as
published in the Pit Bull Gazette, volume 1, issue 3, 1977. As this is
being used as an active document of a current law, such information should
be readily available. I therefore ask if you could supply me with a copy
of this document. 

 

 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within
Merseyside Police to locate information relevant to your request.  I can
confirm that the information that you requested is held by Merseyside
Police.

 

To locate the information relevant to your request, searches were
conducted in the  Dog Section

The searches located the records relevant to your request.

 

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you.  Please
find attached my full Response Table.

 

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Yours faithfully

 

Sandra Miller

Disclosure Analyst

Information Bureau

Merseyside Police

PO BOX 59

LIVERPOOL  L69  1JD

Tel: 0151 777 7019

Fax: 0151 777 7099

E-mail:  [Merseyside Police request email]

 

 

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G. Rush left an annotation ()

This document is used by DEFRA to confirm whether a dog is Pit Bull "type" and had, in effect gone missing from the internet.As a Strategy to repeal the Breed Specific Legislation I believe this should be public knowledge.Groups around not just this country but the world are fighting against this legislation. I have shared this with our local facebook groups in Liverpool, SCOUSE STAFFY'S, LIVERPOOL AND MERSYSIDE'S PEACEFUL PROTESTS AGAINST BSL and also STRATEGIES TO REPEAL BSL UK. I hope anyone else needing this information finds it helpful and that we will one day get this law repealed. Thanks to WhatDoTheyKnow for making this process easy to make such requests, not many people would even attempt this as they don't know how.