Source: MSN (Extract)
Posted: October 13, 2023

When considering what type of dog to get, many people tend to choose the more popular breeds. However, there are some who opt for breeds that have a reputation for being “violent,” fairly or unfairly, and find out that they’re actually banned.

These laws either prohibit or impose restrictions on specific breeds or types of dogs. The type of restrictions vary, ranging from complete bans on owning these dogs (with the threat of euthanasia), to imposing conditions and regulations on ownership. These conditions may include age restrictions for owners, as well as requirements such as the use of a short leash, muzzle, registration, insurance, sterilization, microchip implants, or even tattoos.

These laws were born out of a number of fatalities or maulings, and so they presume specific breeds to be dangerous or vicious. Naturally, there has been some backlash about punishing entire dog breeds when it is often the owners who encourage aggressive behavior, but nonetheless, the restrictions remain in place.

Find out more about the most commonly banned or restricted dogs in the world.

American pit bull terrier

The pit bull is a widely regulated breed globally, in places like North America, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Singapore, among others.

Fila Brasileiro

This particular breed is subject to limitations in numerous countries across the globe.

English bull terrier

The English bull terrier is one of 11 breeds on Ireland’s Control of Dogs Regulations list, which was first established in 1998.


This sturdy dog faces limitations in Bermuda, Singapore, Ukraine, and India due to regulations.

Staffordshire bull terrier

Can you believe that this cute creature is subject to restrictions in several countries including Switzerland, Romania, France, the USA, Bermuda, Spain, and Germany?

American Staffordshire terrier

Staffordshire terriers face legislative challenges worldwide due to their breed classification.

Dogo Argentino

This dog may face restrictions in several countries, including Spain, Australia, the UK, Italy, the USA, Denmark, Norway, Portugal, Malta, India, Israel, and others.

Japanese Tosa Inu

The Tosa Inu, also referred to as the Japanese fighting dog, is subject to regulations in several countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, and Norway.

Dogue de Bordeaux

These giant sweeties do look a little intimidating in a pack…