Many dogs considered ‘dangerous’ fight this reputation daily to prove that they deserve the same respect as every other animal. Denmark euthanises every dog breed or crossbreed if they form part of a dangerous list.
These breeds are:
- Pit Bull
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- Fila Brasileiro
- Dogo Argentino
- American Bulldog
- Central Asian Shepherd
- Sheepdog Caucasus
- Berger Russian
Zante was happy, friendly, kind and loyal. Zante also had a mouth considered to be vicious. His owner had to prove that Zanto was not a cross of any of these breeds as otherwise he would have had to be put down as part of these laws.
This could not be proved, and so Zanto was euthanised, and because of this his owner later committed suicide. This sad story will hopefully bring around a new consciousness to the importance of wrongful stigma attached to these dogs.