Welcome Susan. The breed ban is too bad, it sounds like you have 2 very lovely dogs. Does it prohibit just new pups, what about your adults? Can you keep them, or do you have to re-home them? Bans cause so much distress.
Basenjis are sleek and muscular like the Amstaff, but not always as willing to please the human! My basenjis seem to like staffs at the park (unless they are intact males!).
I agree with you - the ban doesn't not help anything..
The following breed is now ban in DK:
Pitbull Terrier (already illegal), Tosa Inu (already illegal), American Staffordshire, Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, American Bulldog, Boerbel, Kangal, Central Asian Ovtcharka, Caucasian Ovtcharka, Southern Russian Ovtcharka, Tornjak and Sarplaninac.
Puppies and imported dogs (and also mixed dogs from the 13 breeds) is after the 17. Marts 2010 illegal in Denmark and must be put to sleep. The problem is, that not all vets want to kill healthy dogs! So that causes a lot of problem at the moment..
The dogs that already are in Denmark must wear muzzle and a 2 m leash at all time! The dogs can not change owner in Denmark - but they are allowed to change owner, if the owner lives in another country..
Amstaff's is usually nice to other dogs and humans if they are raised the right way! The problem in Denmark is that to many inexperienced people have made too many mixed puppies and sold them in Denmark.. All the problems in the newspapers has been with mixed dogs