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In April 2012, the Maryland Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Tracey v. Solesky, declaring all pit bull-type dogs "inherently dangerous." The 2014 Maryland General Assembly finally remedied this ruling that threatened Marylanders and their dogs. The new law is breed-neutral and fair to both dog owners and victims of dog bites. It also raises the bar for owners of any breed of dog.

  • Bella, a pit bull-type dog

    Lara Koch/The HSUS


Maryland Says NO to Breed-Specific Policies

Maryland law now treats all breeds of dog equally. It safeguards dogs and their families from court-sanctioned profiling and protects victims of dog bites.
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