Audio: Kosciusko passes updated dog ordinance

After weeks of discussion, the City of Kosciusko has passed its updated dog ordinance which names several breeds of dogs as dangerous.

Breeds deemed dangerous in the ordinance include Pit bulldogs, dogs belonging to the breed of dogs commonly referred to as pit bull dogs, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Doberman Pincher, Rottweiler, Shar Pei, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Wolf Hybrids, and Cane Corso.

Additionally, any dog that attacks/bites someone will be considered a vicious dog, with exceptions made for certain situations, such as a dog protecting itself or someone on the dog owner’s property.

Owners of dangerous breeds will have to meet certain requirements to be able to keep dogs on their property.

Ordinarily, city ordinances go into effect 30 days after they are passed. However, with this ordinance, aldermen chose to make it 60 days.

Mayor Tim Kyle said the city did that to allow more time for owners of dangerous breeds to make sure they are in compliance with everything outlined in the ordinance.

The complete ordinance can be seen HERE.

Audio: Kosciusko Mayor Tim Kyle discusses passing the ordinance

  1. Edwin johnson
    Edwin johnson
    March 24, 2023 at 1:11 PM

    These dogs or not really bad dogs until some jumps at them or throw something at them.then they will get after u.i don’t blame they need to leave them alone.

  2. Ken
    March 26, 2023 at 12:37 AM

    Doberman Pinchers should be taken off this list . They have been so breed down they are now just big ole lap dogs .

  3. Lois
    March 27, 2023 at 5:30 PM

    Dogs behavior reflects their owner and how they have been trained. I am a former owner of Dobermans. My dogs were socialized from puppy hood, and trained to the basic commands. A friend has bred and owned for over 15 years
    Never a mean or nasty one in any litter or in the parents. My two came from her male and the bloodline she was following. Yes if you threaten, make certain motions, they will react accordingly. I caught a friend’s child cornering my female to where to get out of possibly being hurt, her only way out was to run forward. No growling she was cornered. That child went after her again and although not bitten was growled at and snapped at. That child was no longer welcome in my home or around my dogs. The other was calmer and I had more time to train and socialize. Never in her 10 years did she ever show aggression except to my boyfriend who thought using a stick as a tool of punishment was ok. She never bit him Never snapped at him, but turned into a shaking nervous mess anytime she was required to be alone in his presence. I took possession of her and took over ownership. She was dually registered in both names. I never had one problem one threat or issue. Only ti.e she barked or growled was when someone she did not know approached us when out on our walks or if she and I were alone in the car. I have never questioned the breed only the owners. Same goes to the others. A dog is what it’s raised and trained to be. No bad dogs just bad owners.

  4. Samantha
    March 28, 2023 at 12:25 PM

    What do I have to do in order to keep my pit? He’s sweet as can be and I don’t want nothing bad happening to him.


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