Agressive Dog Breeds

Edwin Luciano/

North Carolina citizens who plan to buy or adopt what some state legislators call "aggressive" dog breeds could soon have a harder time.  

A measure filed in the House earlier this week would require background checks, certification, and special permits.

Sponsored by a Republican from Cabarrus County and a Democrat from Mecklenburg, the legislation targets Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Mastiffs, Chows, and Presa Canarios.  The term "aggressive dog breed" also includes wolf hybrids.