"I won't hide from you that in my reading of the bylaw ... I had several questions," Gouin told the city's legal representative, according to CBC News."Are we talking about first-generation crosses? Do we go back to the grandparents?"
The city's response in court yesterday came down to an old, familiar maxim.
"If it walks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, it's got to be a duck," René Cadieux, the city's legal representative said, later adding, "It's like pornography. You know it when you see it."
That's little comfort to the countless people who have been calling the Montreal SPCA to ask the same question: Is my dog a pit bull?
"We're inundated with calls from people who say, 'I don't know what kind of dog I have,'" Alanna Devine, of the Montreal SPCA, told The Dodo last week.