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Marines ban pit bulls, Rottweilers

October 10, 2009|Tony Perry

The Marine Corps is moving to ban dogs with aggressive temperaments from Camp Pendleton and other bases under a policy developed after a 3-year-old boy at Camp Lejeune, N.C., was fatally bitten by a pit bull.

The banned breeds are pit bulls, Rottweilers and wolf hybrids. Families moving into base housing are no longer allowed to bring those breeds. Families already there can keep their dogs until Sept. 30, 2012, but only if they receive a "good-dog" waiver.

Camp Pendleton has yet to determine how dogs will be evaluated to see if they qualify for a waiver.

-- Tony Perry

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