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A push is being mounted in Des Moines to remove the names of specific dog breeds in the city's animal ordinance, and instead focus on a canine's behavior when considering whether a dog is vicious.

If Des Moines adopts new wording in its animal ordinance, the city would join others across the country and in Iowa that have either revamped their laws or are in the process of doing so.

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