What breeds of dogs are banned in the us?

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This Is the Most Commonly Banned Dog Breed in the U.S.

  1. Pit bull. The term "pit bull" refers to many square-faced dog breeds.
  2. Rottweiler. These goofy pooches are shy around strangers.
  3. Wolf dog. Wolf dogs aren't the same as their ancestors.
  4. Presa canario.
  5. Doberman pinscher.
  6. Chow chow.
  7. American bulldog.
  8. German shepherd.

"Restricted breed" dogs are defined as those dogs prohibited from being imported by the Commonwealth Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956, including the Dogo Argentino, the Japanese Tosa, the Fila Brasileiro, the Perro de Presa Canario (or Presa Canario) and the American Pit Bull Terrier (or Pit Bull Terrier).


The following dog breeds are restricted:

  • Dogo Argentino (Argentinean mastiff)
  • Fila Brasileiro (Brazilian mastiff)
  • Japanese Tosa.
  • American Pit Bull Terrier and Pit Bull Terrier breeds.
  • Perro de Presa Canario or Presa Canario.
  • and any dog of a mixed breed that visibly contains any of these breeds.

According to the Australian Customs Website the following dog breeds are banned from import and/or considered "dangerous":

  • dogo Argentino;
  • fila Brasileiro;
  • Japanese tosa;
  • American pit bull terrier or pit bull terrier;
  • Perro de Presa Canario or Presa Canario.
Certain breeds (and cross breeds) of dogs present special problems. The rules vary from state to state in Germany, but most consider Pit Bulls, Staffordshire Bull Terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers too dangerous. Their import is banned.

Restricted dog breeds in Ireland

  • American Pit Bull Terrier.
  • English Bull Terrier.
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
  • Bull Mastiff.
  • Dobermann Pinscher.
  • Rottweiler.
  • German Shepherd (Alsatian)
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Prohibited breeds of dogs include: Akitas Inu, Alaskan Malamute, American Bull Dog, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, Beauceron, Boerboel, Bull Mastiff / American Bandogge / Bully Kutta (any other Mastiff breed), Cane Corso, Caucasian Ovcharka (Mountain Dogs), Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher ( ...

These 8 Dog Breeds Are Banned In Singapore

  • Akita. The Akita, as the name suggests was originally bred in Japan to guard royals and hunt bears.
  • Neapolitan Mastiff. The Neopolitan Mastiff was once used as gladiator dogs back in the Roman Coliseum.
  • Tosa Inu.
  • Boerboel.
  • Dogo Argentino.
  • Fila Brasileiro.
  • Presa Canario.
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