With the rising number of dangerous dog attacks in Slovakia, agriculture minister Lubomir Jahnatek plans to push through stricter conditions for keeping certain breeds of dogs.
The measure plans to ban two breeds of dog, according to an article yesterday in daily SME, namely Pit bull Terrier and Bandoga, meaning you could no longer acquire and register these breeds, while current owners will be exempt from the rule.
The plan also targets another 13 breeds of dog, whose owners will have to have specially trained if they want to keep or breed them.they will also have to be muzzled and on a lead when taken out in public.
A woman was mauled to death by a pit bull terrier on Friday 17 August in the small town of Suchan while looking after around 20 pit bulls with her partner while the kennels owner was away. Since then, media attention is starting to show the frequency of attacks.