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Subject: Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) “Dangerous” breed dogs in Slovenia.


For the attention to:  The Right Honorable The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr Danilo Türk, and his wife The Right Honorable Barbara Miklic Türk, together with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, The Right Honorable Borut Pahor and The Right Honorable  Zmago JELINČIČ PLEMENITI.


My name is Mariano Peinado and I am writing to you from Madrid, so please forgive any unintentional errors for my bad English. I love Slovenia so much, beautiful Country and beautiful people.


I have the honour to be the president of the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR DEFENCE CANINE AND HIS RESPONSIBLE OWNERS (IADCRO) and the FIAPBT. For me is a great honour to write to you in the name of all FIAPBT & IADCRO´S Members and the animal rights lovers distributed around the world which endorse our work. I send you this information for your amiable consideration.


Located in Madrid the IADCRO currently is composed by 37 Countries Members. Our goal is mutual despite the global barriers; to end any type of mistreat animal and to rid the public of dangerous irresponsible dog owners, independent of their breed.


In IADCRO we are people with more of 40 years inside of dogs and IADCRO is composing by professional technicians around the dog like for example; ethology scientists people, naturalistic, veterinary, university professors specialized in genetics, breeders, trainers, biologists, etc.




The reason to communicate with you, is for to give you some suggestions if you allow us, of course, we would tell you that in our humble opinion about the 14 noble breed dogs that soon will be banned in Slovenia.


In IADCRO we have received so much messages of the animal rights lovers, about the 14 noble breed dogs that soon will be banned in Slovenia, showing to us their malaise and preoccupation by their doggies which are considered member of their own families.


The 14 noble breed dogs are the next:


  American Pit Bull Terrier 

  American Staffordshirse Terrier

  Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  Ca de Bou (Mastiff),
  Dogo Canario,
  Dogo Argentino,
  Fila Brasiliero,
  Neapolitan Mastiff,
  Bouge de Bordeaux,
  Cane Corso,
  Akita Inu,
  Tosa Inu.


The information that I come to provide to you, comes from several professional sectors of the canine union of several countries, that show their opinion under the experience acquired in the course of theirs lives, about the existence or not existence of “Dangerous or Potentially Dangerous” breed dogs. The professionals more remarkable than guarantee this information, are those that are more than enabled to advise to the executive, with respect to the existence or not of Dangerous or Potentially Dangerous breed dogs and it has not considered to them to advise, I talk about the information that the ethology scientists people provide to us. The ethology scientists people, are the scientific professionals indicated and better qualified to talk and to advise about the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) and the others 13 breed dogs, since they have studied during many years the character and behavior of the APBT and its surroundings.


Ethology is the science that studies the behavior of the free animal and, when it does with domestic animals (as it is the case of the dog) realises it since the approach of applied Ethology. Several ethology scientists people of different countries, have declared publicly from point of view scientific, that none breed dog are not a dangerous breed dogs, nor the American Pit Bull Terrier for being the worse breed dog considered between the rest of breed dogs, is not either a dangerous breed dog,  is a breed dog like any other within species canine and that everything will depend by all means for the dog will be dangerous or no, on the surroundings in which it grows up, and on the education that received by its owner, unique person in charge of the damages who could make his animal, like the father is it with his minor son. Also the ethology scientists people emphasize, the nonconvenience of classifying or of cataloguing breed dogs in negative way, so that it goes to the detriment of this marvellous and noble breed dogs and it confused to the citizens, to the point to even cause an unwarranted social alarm, quite harmful in several aspects for the own society.


In the FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF IADCRO, it has been demonstrated scientifically by the ethology scientists, the nonexistence of Dangerous or Potentially Dangerous breed dogs.


Association for the Study of the Dog and its Surroundings (AEPE)


Mr. Antonio Pozuelos President (AEPE) and one of the higher recognized ethology scientist people of international scope, In our opinion he is the most recognized, not only by the knowledge and experience that owns in almost the 40 years studying the dogs daily of all breed dogs, also by his human quality.


In order to resist the information that I make arrive to you and your executive team, also can contact with infinity of ethology scientists people through the following electronic direction:


I have provided our research data on the bite stats for several Cities and countries further in this correspondence, because is good idea for to open eyes to incredulous and sceptical people, so understood that would not be to discriminate and to catalogue breed dogs like Dangerous or Potentially Dangerous, only would should be to describe in the Law to the Potentially Dangerous dog like individual and by his activities of behavior, independently the size without giving importance if the dog is of one or the other breed dog or mixed dog. Also is necessary to describe in the Law to the owner irresponsible of dog, for this way fomenting and teaching to be good responsible owners of dog and to describe in the Law too, the activities realised with dogs contemplated like crime, like for example it could be the organized fights with dogs or other activities in which mistreats or the life of the dog is put in risk.

Our thinking is that all breeds can be dangerous or none, that the only means to identify what is or is not a dangerous dog like individual is by his behaviour and not by his breed.


STATISTICS OF SEVERAL COUNTRIES (referring to the attacks of dog to people):


Enough ethology scientists people and politicians of several countries, have shown their approval the project of Law that we have realised in IADCRO, showed that this project of indicated Law this so that every day promotes plus the human feeling and the spirit of solidarity towards all alive being ". These professionals talking about to our project of Law, have aimed that is indeed what it needs to determine a general law that is right and effective for all the breed dogs the same without discriminations, that defend all the dogs of the different breed dogs, mixed and sizes. Once defined the Law under the terms of our project of Law, he will without doubt provide greater security to the citizens by his immediate effectiveness and at the same time, also will provide major security to the dogs of all the breed dogs, mixed and of any size, for the same reason.


Besides information on breed dogs and concretely of APBT, that humbly and with all our good will I make arrive to you, to contribute positively and somehow in the security of the citizens of your country, also I provide to you the Law project realised in IADCRO so that if you consider it opportune, will be considered by your team.


IADCRO Project Law:


Some countries that had adopted negative Laws against American Pit Bull Terrier and others breed dogs, but since many years ago and not of now, concretely since the year 1991 as it is the case of England, in 1993 the case of Holland, Italy, Bermuda, etc. After to have studied the information that from IADCRO we made them arrive at the same time and, to the salary verified by their own eyes the inefficiency of this type of Law that discriminates and excludes American Pit Bull Terrier and others breed dogs of their corresponding countries, included/understood the total inefficiency of the Law when not offering security to their citizens, since the statistics of attacks of dogs to people of his country, they indicated that not only it had not been reduced the attacks, quite the opposite, had been increased the attacks and the deaths although to have excluded American Pit Bull Terrier and the others breed dogs of all their national territory, since the attacks were produced by dogs of any breed dogs and its mixed.


The governors of these countries, understood of the necessity of the creation of a Law that did not name “Dangerous or Potentially Dangerous” breed and that concentrated in fomenting and teaching the RESPONSIBLE owner dog, without mattering if it were about a American Pit Bull Terrier or a Cocker, because a Cocker into the hands of an IRRESPONSIBLE owner, also can bring about deaths of people, not only by accidents of traffic when trying to run over to the animal, also by the mortal bit that can cause these dogs of small size to young children, which although are young are people also as all we know.


Today we are very glad when we can read in the news that the Government of these Countries telling that the BSL don´t work and is not good for the security of the citizens:

- Annulled the Law of “the Potentially Dangerous breed dogs” by its inefficiency in Holland, after it to have developed from year 1993:  


- Annulled the Law of “the Potentially Dangerous breed dogs” by its inefficiency in Italy: 


- Annulled the Law of “the Potentially Dangerous breed dogs” by its inefficiency in Bermuda:


Why not to learn of the errors of other countries, when they prohibited and they excluded by Law American Pit Bull Terrier and others breed dogs of all their National territory, with the idea to reduce the attacks of dog to the people without obtaining it?


“To rectify it is of wise people” and this attitude in the politicians, the citizens values it and is thankful for it, still more when this Law goes against the own life and in addition it harms the property rights of the citizen.


England pioneering country in this type of Laws against some breed dogs, has been seen the great error that has realized in the year 1991 when prohibiting to the American Pit Bull Terrier and other 4 breed dogs. At the moment of the present time, England shortly is going to rectify that absurd and ineffective Law of 1991, after 19 years of experience with an ineffective Law that has remarkably harmed the security of its citizens.  


In Spain and Colombia, has also rectified their Laws after to take our recommendations, when the Government of this Countries has been decided to ban in the first moment the American Pit Bull Terrier. As with the Holland, Italy and the Bermudas Governments, they have through years of failure to reduce dog related injuries, finally come to the understanding that banning by breed will not provide a safer public. This is an ownership issue not a breed issue.


In our humble opinion, the animal lovers we believe that it comes to mean that the information that we are sending to you in this email is important and update with good foundations and just for the animals rights, in this case for the dogs rights and we would be thankful to you if you have the amiability to consider it, so that the citizens and animal that live in your marvelous Country, can benefit from it contributing greater security for them.


In our opinion, the Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) about “Dangerous” breed dogs that want to apply it soon in Slovenia, already does not correspond to the present times in which we lived of modernity and culture times, where the love for the animals prevails in the most advanced countries.


In IADCRO and the FIAPBT we considered, that catalogue 14 breed dogs like dangerous and will be banned in Slovenia, it generates confusion, fear and social alarm between the citizens. In addition, it is the worse thing than it can happen to any breed dog, since this unjust cataloguing and the ban it is the extermination of those 14 noble breeds dogs and the ruin of the work of hundred years ago of the breeders, scholars and lovers of this breed dogs. In many countries, to catalogue the breed dogs like Dangerous is prohibited by Law. To rectify is of wise people and this attitude the citizens values it and are thankful by it.


The breed dogs does not make bad dogs, is the people (Irresponsible and bad owners) that make it that way. Then the problem, Would be due to take a cut from the root, condemning to the irresponsible owners of dog, instead of condemning some breed dogs? In honour to the justice, the full name of the breed dogs would be due to exclude from the Law that have catalogued themselves and classified like potentially dangerous, since this unjust cataloguing and its ban is the worse sentence for its lifes.


The people that wish to prohibit these 14 noble breed dogs in all the territory of your country, when happened a time under this prohibit Law and by their own experience verify that the attacks of dogs to people instead to be reduced the real thing is that the attacks of dogs to people were increased, by the ineffective of this Law, then What do they will do now? Be eliminating more breed dogs the same now they want to do with 14 noble breed dogs, one in one until reaching more that the 400 existing breed dogs and that are equipped with a physically strength even to kill an adult and strong man? And with the crossings of all these 400 breed dogs, What do they will do now? so that the crossings of these more 400 breed dogs also are more than enabled even to physically to kill an adult and strong man.


And with almost of the 200 breed dogs that although are not enabled to physically to kill an adult and strong man, they are enabled for kill of small children, What are going to make then with these almost 200 small breed dogs, would eliminate also them one in one? And its crossings? The small children are people also, in addition they are those that more undergo the attacks of the dogs and those that pass away more in these unfortunate accidents, which by the way are not American Pit Bull Terrier or the other 13 breed dogs that want to prohibit in your country, but so that the news runs as the powder and is saleable for the hearing, one names almost always to that 14 breed dogs as the cause of the attack to people, and this is not true. Therefore and some others questions, enough people think that only this 14 breed dogs is the cause of the attacks to the people


The people that wish to prohibit these 14 noble breed dogs in Slovenia, would have to know that strength or size of a dog is not synonymous of aggressiveness. We would not have to play to being God, for to decide what breed dogs must live and which to disappear or to die. This would not have to be thus, of course that not.




Not only attacks 14 breed dogs, attack all the breed dogs and their crossings if they are in irresponsible hands. Or all the breed dogs and their crossings are dangerous or none. In IADCRO we thought that no breed dog is dangerous or potentially dangerous. We think that the cause for the dogs attack the human, everything is going to depend on the control, education and responsibility that offers the owner to his dog and is in this indeed, where the Law must thoroughly have applied and it does not do it, focusing its preoccupation mainly in the elimination of a noble and wonderful 14 breed dogs, which indeed the are being used to realise all type of social workings for benefit of the humanity, like for example:




Therapy Attended Physical and Psychic Handicappeds using American PIT BULL Terrier.


By the all this the International American Pit Bull Terrier Federation (FIAPBT), Officially Certificated in the year 2000 to the breed dog American Pit Bull Terrier, like “HUMANITY BENEFICIAL BREED DOG”. From IADCRO & FIAPBT and others Institutions, Clubs, Associations around the dogs, we endorsed and we supported this positive cataloguing without doubt to the breed dog  American Pit Bull Terrier, for being deserving of her and to be the worst breed dog considerate of all breed dogs in this subject.

We would not have to forget to us, that the dogs have been always from the beginnings of the humanity, the best friend of the man, facilitating to us company, security and can to eat day to day for our survival.


In my Town called Colmenar Viejo, there a proverb that could be applied in this subject. It comes to describe this lamentable and unfortunate situation that is living your Country at the moment and which says, Dead the dog, the rage finished. I do not believe that anybody would think it, to kill all the dogs of the world to end the rage, unless it were thought by people with suffered brain damage.


Our thinking is that all breeds can be dangerous or none, that the only means to identify what is or is not a dangerous dog like individual is by his behaviour and not by his breed.


We can observe, that in some countries where some breed dogs were catalogued like “Potentially Dangerous”, the attacks of dogs to people with the spend of the years after to be implanted the Law of “Dangerous Breeds” the attacks of dogs to people not only did not fall, unfortunately were increased and by breed dogs that are not considered " Dangerous", as always it had been ocurred. Of it has comes the disappointment from many ex-owners of dogs in owning dogs, when they at the time acquired dogs of breeds catalogued like very good and helpful, used even like dogs for blind people, like they are the Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Collie, etc. and could verify in his own meats, that these dogs educated incorrectly were very dangerous with the adult people and young. For this reason from IADCRO we insisted on recommending, that the Law would not must to discriminate or catalogue breeds for good or bad way and yes, would be needed to foment and teaching to be a responsible owner of dog, indifferently the breed that the Slovenia dog owners have.


Acting in this sense dear ladies and gentlemen, in our opinion will be able to offer a greater protection to the citizens and at the same time, also a greater protection to the dogs would be provided. Also in this 14 noble breeds, the DIGNITY would be given back to them that was robbed to them.


We hope that all this information, will be of your interest for your amiable consideration and will help it to create a very good and just Law that it provides security to the citizens and for the breed dogs from your beautiful Country.


All FIAPBT & IADCRO´S Members and the animal rights lovers distributed around the world and endorse our work, we would be very much thankful to you if you would can considered our information of this letter and not allow that the 14 noble breed dogs will be not banned and not written in the Law like breed dogs catalogued like Dangerous in your Country and describing in the Law to the Dangerous dogs but always like individual one and by his activities of behavior and not by its breed, size or mestization, giving importance to teach and fomenting to the RESPONSIBLE owner in the Law and since that moment, the Law about Dangerous Dogs would begin to be effective for sure. The Law instead of to be called Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), would pass to denominate Dog Specific Legislation (DSL).

Best kind of regards from

Mariano Peinado

President of IADCRO & FIAPBT  


Additional information:     


- In the next Link contains studies of the effects that prohibitive laws have on the population concerning, and it contains documents with guidelines to the legislators, so they can legislate in a fare way. It was proven by NAIA that every time that people get restrictions about dog ownership, the society becomes more vulnerable and feels more unsafe.