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Update! Sen. Sandoval’s office has told AKC and the Illinois Dog Clubs and Breeders Association that the Senator has reconsidered his position on SB1790 and will no longer support it. Many thanks to the countless dog owners who responded swiftly to our initial alert with calls and e-mails—your efforts made all the difference!

With breed-specific legislation still a hot topic in Illinois and many other animal-related bills yet to be considered, dog owners still have much work ahead of them. However, the defeat of SB1790 represents a second important legislative victory in Illinois already this year. Congratulations!

[Thursday, March 03, 2005]

Less than one week after concerned dog owners successfully convinced Illinois legislators to oppose an ineffective breed-specific bill, an even more onerous measure was introduced in the Senate. SB1790, sponsored by Sen. Martin Sandoval, would automatically deem the following breeds dangerous dogs, regardless of any prior aggressive behavior:

Owners will be required to:

The American Kennel Club strongly opposes legislation that targets specific breeds of dogs. Instead, we support reasonable, enforceable dangerous dog regulations designed to protect both people and their pets.

Points to Consider:

What You Can Do:

Committee Members Chairperson : John M. Sulivan (217) 782-2479 Vice-Chairperson : Arthur J. Wilhelmi (217) 782-8800 Member: Deanna Demuzio (217) 782-8206 Member: Gary Forby (217) 782-5509 Member: Debbie DeFrancesco Halvorson (217) 782-7419 Minority Spokesperson : Gary G. Dahl (217) 782-3840 Member: John O. Jones 217) 782-0471 Member: David Luechtefeld (217) 782-8137 Member: Richard J. Winkel Jr. (217) 782-2507

For more information, contact: Illinois Dog Clubs and Breeders Association 773-763-5773

AKC Canine Legislation Department

Update! Sen. Sandoval’s office has told AKC and the Illinois Dog Clubs and Breeders Association…

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