The Netherlands (Holland)
1st dog, $100
Taxes planned or in place:
2nd dog, $200
3rd dog, $300
4 or more, $400
There is also news of possibly making dogs a tax object and taxed at $10/kg, which is not directly breed-specific, but discrimination on those who own larger dogs.
updated: March 19, 1999
A Special Thanks to Tonia for the following information
"Pit bulls" have been banned in the Netherlands since 1993.
The proposal was passed during the week of March 18th, 1999...now the five breeds of dogs that are deemed 'dangerous'
American Staffordshire Terrier
will be required to pass a test not unlike the following
Mastino Napolitano/Neopolitan Mastiff
The test consists of 43 parts, ranging from a plastic hand messing
with the dogs' food bowl to someone - again with the plastic hand -
harrassing the dogs' owner.
So what about the smart dog that will
hate the plastic hand after 5 parts of the test and bite it, not
wanting to bite the person holding it at all? It will fail the test.
Being subjected to a test like this might well do a
dogs'character some harm...
A dog is 'allowed' six bites during the course of the test..."
Or what about the peaceful dog that will never be himself again after
being subjected to 43 threatening and annoying circumstances in such
a short time...
If someone can get me a copy of the law with a good translation into english, I will share it here...