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If for any reason at all you feel the need to contact the administrative team here at stopBSL due to theft/plagiarism, harassment, anything else that goes against stopsl or DeviantART policy or just to say hello to everyone, please send us a message via note! All reports will remain anonymous, and we will try our best to handle such offenses accordingly with dA staff.



StopBSL Administrative Team


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#stopBSL Rules, the FAQ & Gallery Folder Info

It is very important for all members to become familiar with the Info, Rules & Guidelines and stopBSL FAQ upon joining the group and before sending in artwork submissions to the gallery. Understand that this area is a brief introduction to stopBSL's rules, submission guidelines, frequently asked questions and the overview of gallery folders, this is not a complete list of the group's literature!

:groups: Information,
Rules & Guidelines


For the complete list of rules and submission guidelines, please see stopBSL's Info, Rules & Guidelines!

• Only members are permitted to submit artwork to our gallery
• The global submission limit to the group's gallery is three per day, but please keep in mind that some folders may have different limits per week/month
• Submissions sent to the wrong gallery folders are automatically declined & administrators are not necessarily obligated to give reason behind declining artwork should that be the case, that is why you are expected to read our rules
• Members are not allowed to remove deviations from the group's gallery only to re-submit them for any reason
• We allow all types of artwork
• We only allow completed pieces of art; we do not allow "works in progress"
• We do not allow DeviantID images, anything in the scraps category or personal blog / journal entries
• This group is strictly for domesticated dog artwork only; we do not allow artwork containing any wild canines or wild x domestic hybrids
• We do not allow artwork that others may find offensive or artwork that has been made with the intent of causing offense
• We do not allow artwork showing blood, gore or violence; we do not allow pornographic imagery
• Bad behavior, harassment, spamming, name calling, insulting, threatening will not be tolerated, all those that behave in such a manner will be removed from the group and blocked without warning
• Irresponsible, careless dog owners and backyard breeders are not welcome at stopBSL
• Members are only permitted to submit artwork that is 100% their own work; we do not tolerate art theft & we automatically report any stolen material
:pointr: FAQ #8: What are violations of the DeviantArt copyright policy?
:pointr: FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
:pointr: FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
:pointr: FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?


:note: Questions?
Just Note Us Here!


:groups: Frequently
Asked
Questions


For the complete list of questions & their answers, please see stopBSL's very own FAQ!

Can I join & how do I?
Of course you can join, everyone is welcome to join even if you do not own a dog or create canine artwork. To join stopBSL, click where it says "Join Our Group" at the top of the page and wait patiently for your join request to be accepted by an administrator.

Why was my submission declined?
It is most likely that you have submitted your artwork to the wrong gallery folder, it is important for all members to pay attention to what gallery folders they submit to. Administrators are not required to provide an explanation for members when their artwork is declined for this particular reason, instead we will link you to our Info, Rules & Guidelines. If you have submitted your artwork to the wrong gallery folder, understand that you are welcome re-submit to the correct gallery folder.

What gallery folder does my artwork belong in?
If you are uncertain about which gallery folder your artwork belongs in, then take a look at the Overview of Gallery Folders which provides a summary of what each gallery folder is used for; on the left hand side in specific gallery folders is a description and a set of rules for that particular folder which must be followed exactly in order for artwork to be accepted there.

How many artworks can I submit to the group's gallery each day?
As of June 30, 2013 members are now allowed a maximum of only three submissions to the gallery each day which is the global submission limit; understand that some folders have their own submission limits per week or per month, which is listed on the left hand side of the gallery folder along with that particular folder’s own set of rules, these submission limits can also be found listed on the Overview of Gallery Folders under each folder title.

What is BSL?
BSL, which is the acronym for breed-specific legislation, refers to laws that regulate and restrict what breeds of dog citizens residing within certain municipalities can and cannot own, breed-specific laws are proposed and adopted in failing effort to reduce bites and attacks inflicted by dogs and to increase public safety.

Please see our very own article "An Introduction to Breed-Specific Legislation" for more information!


What breeds are targeted by BSL?
The American Pit Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, German Shepherd Dog and Doberman Pinscher are not the only breeds of dog affected by breed-specific legislation; in fact, the Great Dane, English Mastiff, Chow Chow, Siberian Husky, Fila Brasileiro and Anatolian Shepherd are just a few among the many other breeds of dog often subject to breed-specific laws and other forms of discrimination!
For the most accurate list available on the web of dog breeds commonly targeted by breed restrictions and bans worldwide, please see our List of Targeted Breeds, the breeds are listed in alphabetical order and categorized by country.


Why is their cat and other pet photography in the group's gallery?
While our group is strictly for domestic canine art, we also collect photography of other domesticated animals as well but only pets which are currently available for adoption through legitimate rescue organizations and animal shelters, these are submitted to our Pet Adoption Promotional Artwork folder only.

:note: Questions?
Just Note Us Here!


:groups: Gallery Folder Info


For the complete list of gallery folders, their individual submission limits, what they are used for and their rules, please see stopBSL's Overview of Gallery Folders

Remember to always read the entire list of rules located on the left hand side of each folder, all folders have their very own set of rules and criteria that must be followed and met in order for submissions to be accepted! Any submissions sent to the wrong gallery folders or that do not meet the criteria required for that folder are declined!

Breed-Specific Legislation Related Artwork
Submission Limit: 1 Weekly
For artwork speaking out against breed-specific legislation and canine discrimination

Educational + Raising Awareness Artwork
For Administrator Use Only!
For artwork with the purpose of educating and raising awareness

Pet Adoption Promotional Artwork
Submission Limit: 2 Daily
Photo Limit: 1 per Animal

For artwork and photography featuring pets of all types that are currently available for adoption

Photography - Targeted Breeds
Submission Limit: 2 Daily
For photography of breeds included on The List of Targeted Breeds

Photography - Other Breeds
Submission Limit: 2 Daily
For photography of breeds not included on The List of Targeted Breeds

Digital + Traditional Art - Targeted Breeds
Submission Limit: 3 Daily
For digital and traditional artwork of breeds included on The List of Targeted Breeds

Digital + Traditional Art - Other Breeds
Submission Limit: 3 Daily
For digital and traditional artwork of breeds not included on The List of Targeted Breeds

Resources + Stock Images
Submission Limit: 3 Daily
For stock images and resources free for public use

Literature + Miscellaneous Art
Submission Limit: 3 Monthly
For literature and miscellaneous artwork that does not quite fit anywhere else

The Rescue Dogs of StopBSL
Submission Limit: 2 Monthly
Photo Limit: 1 per Dog

For photography of dogs adopted into new homes and their rescue stories

The Champions of StopBSL
Submission Limit: 2 Monthly
Photo Limit: 1 per Dog

For photography of excellent purebred specimens

In Memory - Rainbow Bridge
Submission Limit: 2 Monthly
Photo Limit: 1 per Dog

For artwork and photography made in memory and honor of our late canine companions

StopBSL's Team Members' Folder
For Administrator Use Only!
This folder is set aside for stopBSL administrators to use to showcase their own artwork


:note: Questions?
Just Note Us Here!

Info, Rules & Guidelines || stopBSL FAQ || The List of Targeted Breeds
The Complete Member List || !RARE! Breed of the Month Features


The System is Fixed & The Gallery is Now Open for Submissions!

From stopBSL Administrative Team to Our Members

Hi everyone! Your stopBSL founder sassawj is here to let you all know that I have now fixed the unexpected glitch in stopBSL's system that had prohibited all members and even administrators from submitting artwork to the group's gallery folders. This was only found out today, thanks to a member sending in a note wondering why they could not submit to the group's gallery; this is the first time I have logged on since being absent for the last couple of weeks due to personal reasons, so I apologize for how long this took to fix as I am sure we have had many patient members waiting to be able to submit artwork!

In the future, if you as a member ever have any issues with submitting artwork, please do not hesitate to contact us via note to bring any and all problems to our attention so that we can have them fixed right away!

Now that the system is fixed, start sending in those submissions!
The group's folders are waiting... :squee:

Sincerely,
Your stopBSLAdministrative Team
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More Journal Entries

Gallery Folders

Featured
Neither God nor Devil by sulfide
ALL myths are harmful by DogHeartsKoala
No B.S.L. by ZackLoup
BSL by ScarsAndStories
0 : PAY ATTENTION : SUBMIT TO THE CORRECT FOLDERS
Breed-Specific Legislation Related Artwork
Becauce all of it hurts! by JackRussellVenom
Euthanize Mickey by DogHeartsKoala
ALL myths are harmful by DogHeartsKoala
Stop BSL banner by t3hsilentone
Educational + Raising Awareness Artwork
Neither God nor Devil by sulfide
Fit by MNArtPhotography
Fit Dogs by MNArtPhotography
ALL myths are harmful by DogHeartsKoala
Pet Adoption Promotional Artwork
Shar-pei by ZuaSztuka
Alchemy by ZuaSztuka
Pomarszczone by ZuaSztuka
Donation: Vita by t3hsilentone
Photography - Targeted Breeds
Isa 12 by 0VISHNU0
Bali by superpower-pnut
Beowulf by luciekout
Bali Being Silly by superpower-pnut
Photography - Other Breeds
Black Bart by superpower-pnut
Benny the Chihuahua by superpower-pnut
Benny Cringes For the Camera by superpower-pnut
Black Jack by superpower-pnut
Digital + Traditional Art - Targeted Breeds
Summer's Rays by Bafa
A Beach Day! by GoPuppy
Cuda + Video! by GoPuppy
Shamy by Zolfyer
Digital + Traditional Art - Other Breeds
Molly + Video! by GoPuppy
Sketchbook: Remu by oclandestina
Sketchbook: Silvester by oclandestina
Lewan by ZuaSztuka
Resources + Stock Images
Chart No. 2 by MNArtPhotography
Dog Colors for Artists- part 3 by nekonotaishou
American Pit Bull Terrier Lineart by ZombiezEatFlesh
Pit Bull Puppy Line Art 3 by Wolfie-Undead
Artisan Crafts
Squishy the Spaniel by Leonca
Literature + Miscellaneous Art
Anti-PETA by JunipurrBerry
The Rescue Dogs of StopBSL
Puppy Eyes by NabiKat
The Champions of StopBSL
Lakeside Shot 1 by sassawj
In Memory - Rainbow Bridge
Angel by IvyOmega
StopBSL's Team Members' Folder
Sam by t3hsilentone
Contest 1 - My Dog, My Friend : 10.1 - 11.19
Puppylove by SaNNaS

Please Always Advocate Responsibly!


Neither God nor Devil by sulfide




ALL Myths are Harmful by DogHeartsKoala



These educational works of art shine some very needed light on the fact that all myths, no matter the nature, are harmful to the American Pit Bull Terrier & other bully breeds. Remember to always advocate responsibly!

Helpeful Dog-Related Resources!




This list is still very much a work-in-progress with many more websites and resources to be added soon and over time. Thank you for your patience!

Breed-Specific Legislation:

o www.StopBSL.com
o What is BSL? An Overview
o Alternatives to BSL
o Dog Breed Legislative Alerts
o About BSL by Pit Bull Rescue Central
o Map of Breed-Specific Legislation
o Pit Bulletin Legal News


The APBT / Pit Bull Breed:

o History of the American Pit Bull Terrier
o What is a Pit Bull?: The APBT
o The Working Pit Bull Website
o American Pit Bull Terrier Historical Society
o Game Dog History
o The APBT – Not a Breed for Everyone
o Is the APBT Right for You?
o 10 Signs You May NOT Be Ready for a Pit Bull
o A Brief History of Dog Fighting
o The "Nanny Dog" Myth by BadRap
o Pit Bulls & Types of Aggression by PitBulls.org
o Dog Aggression in Pit Bulls by HappyPitBull
o Pit Bulls & Dog Aggression by PitBullLovers
o Understanding Dog Tolerance in Dogs
o The APBT's Drive to Fight
o Managing Multi-Dog Households with Pit Bulls
o Break Sticks: All You Need to Know
o Pit Bulls & Dog Parks by BadRap
o Why Dog Parks Are a Bad Idea
o Chains Don't Abuse Dogs, People Do
o The "Pit Bull" Today & Dangers of Mislabeling
o Complete List of Articles by PitBullTruth


Dog Training:

o Positive Reinforcement Dog Training
o Canine Behavior Myths Busted
o Food Rewards in Dog Training
o 10 Life Threatening Dog Behavior Myths
o "It's All in How They're Raised" Misconception
o Nature vs. Nurture


Cesar Millan & Dominance Theory:

o Dominance & Dog Training
o Debunking the Dominance Theory
o Cesar, Dominance Theory & Modern Training
o Beyond Cesar Millan
o The Damage of "Dog Whispering"
o The Dog Whisperer Controversy
o Dog Whisperer FAQ & Answers
o Cesar's Way vs. Modern Dog Training
o Wolf Pack Theory Used for Domestic Dogs
o JUsing Dominance Theory is Outdated


Dog Breeders & Breeding

o Backyard Breeder vs. Responsible Breeder
o What is a Backyard Breeder?
o Responsible Dog Breeding
o How to Find a Responsible Breeder
o Finding a Responsible Breeder by PBRC
o Responsible vs. Backyard Breeder Chart
o Guidelines for Ethical Breeding Practices
o Becoming a Responsible, Ethical Breeder
o Line Breeding, Inbreeding & More
o Puppy Mills & Backyard Breeds
O Prisoners of Greed - Puppy Mills
o Show Quality vs. Pet Quality
o The Facts of Dog Breeding
o Successful Dog Breeding
o Breeding, Whelping & Rearing Pups
o Dog Breeding Expenses
o Your Dogs Could End Up at a Shelter
o Interested in Breeding Dogs?
o So You Want to Use your Dog as a Stud?
o So You Want to Breed Your Bitch?
o So You Want to Breed Your Dogs?
o Why Responsibly-bred Dogs Cost More
o Things to Think About Before Breeding
o Top 10 Reasons NOT to Breed
o About Dog Registries & Kennel Clubs
o An Open Letter to Prospective Breeders
o Mutts, Purebreds & Designer Dogs
o Poo Mutts & Designer Dogs
o Designer Dogs = Expensive Mutts
o Health Issues in Designer Mutts</b
o Designer Dogs = Just Expensive Mutts
o Mutt or Purebred: Which is Healthier?
o The Truth About "Teacup" Pups


Animal / Canine Genetics:

o Dog Breeding, Genetics & More
o Coat Color Inheritance in Dogs
o Inheritance of Temperament in Dogs
o Soundess, Structure & Breed Type
o FAQs & Myths About Canine Genetics
o The Myth of Hybrid Vigor in Dogs
o Health Issues in Dogs
o Canine Inherited Disorders Database


Canine Nutrition & Diet:

o www.DogFoodAdvisor.com
o www.DogFoodAnalysis.com
o Raw Fed Pets @ Tumblr
o Best Raw Foods for Dogs
o Home Prepared Dog Diets


Spaying & Neutering:

o Spay/Neuter FAQs
o More Spay/Neuter FAQs
o The Benefits of Spay/Neuter
o Spay/Neuter & Other Options
o Top 10 Reasons to Spay/Neuter
o Spay/Neuter Benefits by Petfinder.com
o Spaying/Neutering Linked to Cancer
o Health Issues Linked to Spay/Neuter
o Risks & Benefits to Spay/Neuter
o Adverse Effects of Spay/Neuter
o Spay/Neuter Risks & Benefits
o The Long Term Health Effects of Spay/Neuter


Adoption & Rescue:

o www.Petfinder.com
o www.DogsInDanger.com
o www.AdoptAPet.com
o AKC Breed-Specific Rescue Organizations
o The No Kill Advocacy Center
o The No Kill Nation
o Alley Cat Allies
o The Feral Cat Coalition


Bully Breed Organizations:

o Pit Bull Rescue Central
o Bad Rap Pit Bull / Bully Breed Rescue
o Pit Bull Advocates of the United States
o PinUps for Pit Bulls
o Pit Bull Advocates of the United States


Animal Rights Organizations:

o The Truth About PETA
o The Truth About the ASPCA
o The Truth About the HSUS
o The Truth About "Best Friends" Org.


Causes & Justice for Dogs

o Ontario Pit Bull CoOp FaceBook
o Dogs Shot/Killed by Police
o Justice for Cisco
o www.JusticeforGeist.org
o Justice for Ronin
o Justice for Chloe
o Support for Shiner Bock


APBT & Bully Breed Tumblr Blogs

o Responsible Pit Bull Advocates
o APBT.tumblr.com
o Bully Breed Appreciation Blog
o Fuck Yeah APBTs Blog
o Got Bulldog
o Not a Pit Bull
o Pull Dogs
o Them Bulldawgs


APBT & Bully Breed Blogs

o The Real APBT


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Musa-the-Guardian Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/…

This is is one of the main reasons why responsible breeding, and even outcrossing, is necessary in breeds like this (or any breed for that matter).
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Musa-the-Guardian Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello,

For responsible breeding, what's your take on outcrossing? From what I saw, it increases the genetic diversity and crucial for breeding dogs for better health, especially for brachycephalic dogs like pugs and bulldogs.
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TheGoldenSunsetAJ Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
I Hate BSL!!!
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TVHeddo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Keep it up! Wonderful thing you're working for! 
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CT-AnimalPortraits Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just wondering when join requests will be open again? :)
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