Dogs are man’s best friend, and for the most part, they are welcomed with open arms into most countries. However, there are a few places in the world that have specific bans on certain dog breeds.
In this blog post, we will take a look at four of the dog breeds that are banned in the United Kingdom.
The Dangerous Dogs Act was passed in 1991, and four breeds were prohibited: the Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro.
Pit Bull Terrier
Pit Bull Terriers were originally bred for fighting and baiting. They are known for their strength, power, and tenacity. Unfortunately, these same qualities also make them a danger to humans. In the UK, there have been several reports of Pit Bull attacks, which is why this breed is now banned.
They have a very strong bite of around 300 PSI.
Dogs that are even mixed with a Pit Bull can be destroyed under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
The Tosa Inu is a dog of Japanese origin is another breed that was originally bred for fighting. These dogs are large and muscular, with a very powerful bite. They are also known to be aggressive towards humans and other animals, which is why they are banned in the UK.
The Dogo Argentino is a large, white mastiff-type breed that was originally bred for hunting wild boar and puma.
However, these dogs are also known to be aggressive towards humans and other animals, which is why they are banned in the UK.
The Fila Brasileiro is a large mastiff-type breed that was originally bred for hunting slaves who had escaped from plantations. These dogs are extremely loyal and protective, but they are also known to be aggressive towards humans and other animals. This is why they are banned in the UK.
If you’re thinking about getting a dog, make sure to do your research to ensure that the breed is allowed in your country of residence. And, of course, always consult with a veterinarian or animal behaviorist to make sure that any dog, regardless of breed, is a good fit for your home and lifestyle.
Do you have experience with any of these banned breeds?