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(A) DEFINITIONS. For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
(1) PERSON. Any natural person, corporation, partnership, joint venture, unincorporated association, or any combination thereof.
(2) PIT BULL TERRIER or PIT BULL DOG. Any dog which:
(a) Is registered with the American Kennel Club as either an American Staffordshire terrier or a Staffordshire bull terrier;
(b) Is registered with the United Kennel Club as an American pit bull terrier;
(c) Conforms to the standards of the American Kennel Club for the American Staffordshire terrier or the Staffordshire bull terrier which were published, with example photographs, in the fifteenth edition of the Complete Dog Book in 1977;
(d) Has predominant physical characteristics which are those of either the American Staffordshire terrier or the Staffordshire bull terrier as indicated in the standards of the American Kennel Club which were published, with example photographs, in the fifteenth edition of the Complete Dog Book in 1977; or
(e) Contains as an element of its breeding the breed of Staffordshire bull terrier or American Staffordshire terrier as to be identifiable as partially of the breed of Staffordshire bull terrier or American Staffordshire terrier by a qualified veterinarian duly licensed as such by the state.
(B) Harboring of pit bull terriers prohibited. No person shall permit, promote, aid, assist, encourage, or engage in the ownership, keeping, harboring, or use of pit bull terriers, also known as pit bull dogs, in the city unless such person is a veterinarian licensed by the commonwealth and engaged in the business thereof at the address indicated in the occupational license issued therefor by the city.
(Ord. 1-88, passed 2-25-88) Penalty, see § 90.99