"EC2" wrote:As far as I know, they are banned in the UK due to the issue you describe LCW.
In my experience there is virtually no such thing as a bad dog, (I say virtually, because there must be the extremely rare occasional one), just bad owners. People look at our pooch and say 'I wish mine was as well behaved as yours.' Well their could be, if they went about training it right. Ours is a small collie cross, although goodness knows crossed what with. But he is never, ever on a lead unless he has to be by law. He waits at road junctions. He sits outside shops without moving. He's instantly obedient and under control in all situations and it's down to being properly trained. Okay, the collie blood makes for good aptitude, but it's still possible with most dogs.
Good luck with yours. Fingers crossed you get your wish!
Thanks, EC! I'm sooo excitied that I can't stand it, lol! Presas are actually legal in the UK as they're not one of the four breeds banned. There are even several breeders there. But, just like here in the UK, the British breed ban is getting a lot of resistance and groups are actually having success with getting lawmaker support to overturn it. Specific breed bans don't work and by only addressing particular breeds it doesn't cover dogs of "safe" breeds that bite and injure people. Nevermind that if you ban one breed the lowlifes will just pick another one to make up for...um...smaller things!