What dogs are illegal in 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.

The breeds of dog currently illegal in the UK are the Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and the Fila Brasileiro.

But crossbreeds including any of those types of dog may also be subject to the law, depending on their size and characteristics.


The law and dogs

  • American Pit Bull Terrier.
  • English Bull Terrier.
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
  • Bull Mastiff.
  • Doberman Pinscher.
  • German Shepherd (Alsatian)
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback.
  • Rottweiler.

The law prohibits anyone in Ontario to breed, buy, or sell pit bulls, defined as pit bull terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, American pit bull terriers, and any dog with "an appearance and physical characteristics that are substantially similar" to those breeds.


In Queensland, regulated dogs are: restricted dogs. declared dangerous dogs. declared menacing dogs.

Under the Customs Act 1901, the following breeds are restricted dogs:

  • Dogo Argentino.
  • Fila Brasileiro.
  • Japanese Tosa.
  • American pit bull terrier or pit bull terrier.
  • Perro de Presa Canario or Presa Canario.

Banned dogs

  • Pit Bull Terrier.
  • Japanese Tosa.
  • Dogo Argentino.
  • Fila Brasileiro.
With the exception of permitted zoos and wildlife parks, dingo ownership is currently illegal in South Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. In the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Victoria and the ACT, dingo owners are required to have a permit.

Hunting and legality

The Argentinian Dogo is banned, or has ownership restrictions, in certain countries, including the Cayman Islands, Denmark, Norway, Fiji, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Turkey, and Ukraine.
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