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New Marlin Mark Buehrle's Family Banned From Living in Miami-Dade

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Don't expect Mark Buehrle's four year, $58 million contract with the Miami Marlins to translate into a boon for Miami's real estate market. That's because Buehrle's family is literally banned from living within Miami-Dade County. Well, one member in particular: "Slater" Buehrle, the family's 18-month-old American Staffordshire terrier. Despite the breed's fancy name, its basically a type of pit bull, and those have been banned in the county since 1989.

Unsurprisingly, Buehrle is jumping straight into his new would-be home's political scene by attacking one of the county's most controversial ordinances.

"It's kind of ridiculous that because of the way a dog looks, people will ban it," he tells the Herald. "Every kind of dog has good and bad, and that depends on the handlers. If you leave a dog outside all the time, it'll be crazy. Slater would never do anything harmful.''

Buehrle has now found a home in South Broward County, where pit bulls are welcome.

Incidentally, just yesterday in Broward County, a pit bull attacked a woman and her nine-year-old and two-month-old child. The mother and the child were taken to the hospital as a result of the attack.

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Sherman Shermanov
Sherman Shermanov

Good for Miami-Dade... Ignore the pitbull's breeding history and tendencies at your own (child's) peril.

Fernando Buch
Fernando Buch

that law was nothing but a knee jerk reaction. Maybe if police budgets weren't cut so much there could actually be a task force that stops dog fighting. But with so many cuts, they are having enough trouble as it is fighting and solving murders and rapes so dog fighting will continue to run rampant and not be a high priority for the police. Pitbulls are great dogs, not the best choice to have in an apartment..but great dogs nonetheless. so it's a shame.

Darlene
Darlene

interesting- i read the broward story, the dog was roaming free, and the woman and 9 yr old were treated for scratches the two-month old was not touched. of course any roaming dog that is aggressive to people is of concern. in this case animal control did nto take the dog and cited the owner.  How do you know it was a pitbull is my question?? because a layperson said so. Most of time- and scientific studies substantiate this- dogs are miss identified. Any dog that is muscular and over 30 pounds is called a pitbull when in most of the cases they are some other breed.  Regarding the Buehrles having to live in Broward; what a shame they and their family are discriminated against and cant live where they choose. They should be able to be responsible dog owners of any breed of dog they choose. I am proud of them not giving up one of their family members- maybe one day everyone in Florida will have the same rights and freedom to own the dog of their choice.

seep
seep

dude everybody knows what a pitbull looks like

Fred
Fred

Didn't anyone tell him that lots of people own pitbulls in Dade. 

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