From breed to behavior: Cleveland City Council revises vicious dog ordinance


Cleveland City Council voted to amend part of the City’s vicious dog ordinance (Ord. 712-11) during its Monday night meeting. Major changes to the law include two classifications for threat dogs: Level I – Dangerous & Level II – Vicious. Emphasis on the classification is based upon evidence of behavior of the dog, not the breed. The pit bull breed will no longer be considered vicious.