With a reputation as big and bad as their bites, pit bulls are no longer welcome on Fort Hood. The dog breed is a source of controversy across the country and post officials decided earlier this month that pit bulls, along with American/Staffordshire Terriers and the crosses of those breeds were banned. Pet owners who registered those breeds with the Fort Hood Veterinary Clinic before July 10, 2008, are allowed to keep their dogs. Newly acquired pit bulls, American/Staffordshire Terriers and their crosses are prohibited from staying in on-post housing, according to Fort Hood Regulations 210-48 and 40-5.... Local communities have examined ways to regulate the breeds, but Texas law states that counties or municipalities can’t place restrictions specific to one type of breed, Kathryn H. Davis, Killeen city attorney, said on Thursday. Fort Hood is a federal installation and doesn’t have to abide by state laws.... Officials want to stress that of all Army installations, Fort Hood has the least-restrictive breed policies, said Zimmer and Lydon. Some posts include bans on more breeds, require owners to take out large insurance policies or require special training.
Source: Pit bulls banned from Fort Hood By Amanda Kim Stairrett, Fort Hood Herald