American Staffordshire Terrier Club of Canada (ASTCC)
Club du staffordshire Terrier Américain du Canada


New on Site: Press Releases, Articles and Informaton about Breed Specific Legislation including the Ontario Bill 132 (the Dog Owner's Liability Act)

Enter the CANINE REVIEW VIRTUAL DOG SHOW to raise funds against BSL!!

The ASTCC is a proud member of the Banned Aid Coalition, which is raising funds to fight breed specific legislation

Ontario's Bill 132, a province-wide ban on "pit bull type" dogs including American Staffordshire Terriers, has passed Royal Assent and will be enacted on August 29th, 2005.

Click here to see the "Cold Hard Facts on Bill 132 in Ontario"

Banned Aid Coalition - fundraising to fight breed specific legislation

The American Staffordshire Terrier Club of Canada has come together with the Dog Legislation Council of Canada, the Golden Horseshoe American Pit Bull Terrier Club, Advocates for the Underdog, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of Canada to form the Banned Aid Coalition. This coalition has hired well known lawyer Clayton Ruby to fight this hideous breed ban. This ban will cost the lives of thousands of innocent dogs and destroy the lives of many people. The choices for any dogs in shelters who fit the description are euthanasia or to spend what time they have left in a research facility!!! Please everyone dig deep to help save our dogs and donate whatever you can to the ASTCC. All donated funds will go directly to legal defence.

There are Several Ways You Can Help:

Purchase some items from our new online store. All profits will be donated to the fight against BSL -- Check out the selection at

Make a donation via PayPal (click on the button below):

Make a donation by mailing a cheque payable to the ASTCC to:
  Cathy Prothro (President ASTCC)
  351 Pleasant St Dartmouth, NS Canada   B2Y 3S4

Go to the Banned Aid Online Auction
The Banned Aid Online Auction is raising funds to fight breed specific legislation. Lots of great items are available on the Banned-Aid site including some great new prints and new auction items. 100% of all funds go towards the Legal Challenge in Ontario.

Buy a Bumper Sticker:
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These bumper stickers are $5.00 each plus $1.00 for shipping -- $3.00 from each goes toward the fund to fight bill 132. Send orders to:

Tammy St.Louis (Skiplyn Kennels)
1452 Hwy 17 East
Wahnapitae , Ont   P0M 3C0

Donation of Airmiles can now be made to the DLCC to help fight BSL. This can be done by giving the DLCC account number when you make purchases at retailers that participate in the Air Miles Program. Just give the DLCC account number to the cashier: 8401 095 9720. More details can be found here.

Questions and Answers Regarding Ontario's New Dog Legislation

On August 29, 2005, in the province of Ontario, Canada, the amendments to the Dog Owners' Liability Act (the amendments being otherwise known as Bill 132) will take effect. As amended, this Act is a combination of breed-specific bans and restrictions aimed at the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and any dog with "an appearance and physical characteristics that are substantially similar". In addition, this Act's vague and undefined language promotes a climate of fear towards all dogs and their owners and provides police with significantly expanded powers of search and seizure, in both public settings and private homes.

The Dog Legislation Council of Canada has created a Question and Answer brochure to help dog owners understand the ramifications of this new legislation. While in no way a legal opinion, this brochure attempts to put this badly written and confusing law into plain English.

There are two version of this brochure, one designed for printing a two-sided, three-fold, multi-column brochure and one designed for easy viewing on your computer screen. Both require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Printable Brochure:

Screen Version:

Download free Adobe Acrobat Reader:

The Dog Legislation Council of Canada is a Canada-wide, not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to promote responsible and accountable dog ownership, to assist communities in developing fair and effective dog legislation, and to educate the public regarding dog bite prevention. For more information, please visit:

The Banned Aid Coalition, of which the Dog Legislation Council of Canada is a founding member, has retained prominent Toronto lawyer Clayton Ruby to challenge the constitutionality of this new legislation. To find out more information or to help finance this challenge, please visit:

Copyright 2005 Dog Legislation Council of Canada

Thank you in advance for your generosity is helping us stop BSL. Your dogs will love you for it! NO BREED IS SAFE FROM BSL!!!


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