Bill Bruce discusses the Calgary Model

A dog called ‘Lady’

Here, with a video, is the story of a dog called ‘Lady’:

Our full commentary is at our website here:

Breed Specific Legislation/ ‘Butch’ case: ABC1 ‘7.30’ program interview with Graeme McEwen, 24 August 2012

‘Tye’ the American Bulldog

‘Tye’, a 22 month old desexed American bulldog (not declared a dangerous dog as defined under the Domestic Animals Act 1994) was liable to a destruction order at a hearing at the Moorabbin Magistrates’ Court (in Melbourne) over two days on 9 and 10 November 2011.

The Panel arranged pro bono representation of Tye’s owner by Richard Kendall QC and Marian Clerkin of the Panel.  In addition, Catherine Boston of Panel counsel was on standby to apply to the Victorian Supreme Court for a stay of execution on any destruction order made in the Magistrates’ Court without a stay pending an appeal. In the result, the Magistrate refused the Bayside City Council’s application for Tye to be put down.

Tye was released from the Council pound on 10 November and is undergoing training with a view to rehoming at an early opportunity.  Tye was in the Council pound for some five months, and was alleged to have bitten someone. The Magistrate refused the Council application on the basis that Tye’s owner relinquished ownership to the person who will arrange his training and rehoming. The Panel acknowledges the support for Tye in the court hearing given by officers of Superdog Behaviour; Training.



  1. Please understand and stop discriminating…It is not about the BREED it is about the DEED..Pittbuls are chosen by some coward man and thought to fight to defend them because that makes the coward feel secure..Ask any decent owner and they wil tell you how loving and gentle they are.Those dogs are just victims.No dog is born violent.It is about time that Police trains those in the police force..Too many times those Innocent dogs are shot.Too many times the Justice System makes the wrong decision…..AND THIS IS A CRIMINAL ATTITUDE

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