But first, let me tell you that
In the late 1980s, an epidemic of attacks by the Pit Bulldog breed,
and other similar breeds resulted in widespread prohibitions.
the Parliament of the United Kingdom restricted the ownership of Japanese Tosa Inus, Argentine Dogos, Pit Bulls, and Fila Brasileiros, with many several countries following suit soon after.
Even in areas where owning such dogs is legal, it might be nearly impossible for homeowners to get liability insurance if they have one of those dog breeds below.
Now let’s discover the list of the most illegal dog breeds,
1- American Bulldog
Is a banned dog breed in Singapore, Denmark, and different municipalities,
the American Bulldog’s origins are from the deep south, where it was used as a farm dog breed.
It specialized in catching feral hogs, which can weigh many hundred pounds and wield savage tusks. When cornered, these razorbacks are vicious fighters, a dog of great strength and athleticism is required to fight them, fighting the hog into submission and holding it down until the hunter comes.
For this reason,
they have a very high pain tolerance. The American Bulldog can weigh between 70 and 120 pounds, and some have been known to grow even larger.
The ‘bandog’ is a term that has been in use since the Middle Ages and is used to describe a large dog that was let off its leash to guard its property at night.
The modern bandog is not a purebred animal, and there are numerous ‘recipes’ to achieve its creation, such as American Pit Bull terriers and a variety of other mastiffs. The idea is to breed a dog that has the size of a mastiff and the drive of an APBT. The breed rose to prominence in the late 1960s, when John Swinford, a veterinarian, began breeding them. His most famous dog was Bantu – a fierce, He is a tough dog noted for his fighting abilities. The weight can vary wildly, but between 80 and 150lbs is the general range.
Bandogs are generally a banned dog breed anywhere there are restrictions on their parent breeds.
3- Neapolitan Mastiff
The origin of ‘Neapolitan Mastiff’ or ‘Neo’ comes from Italy, where it was previously used as a gladiator dog in the brutal Coliseum shows.
They were also used in war by the Roman legion.
they are commonly regarded as house guardians.
Distinctive in appearance, the largest males can weigh up to 200lbs and are covered in loose, wrinkled skin with hanging jowls.
A Neapolitan Mastiff was used to portray Hagrid’s pet Fang in the Harry Potter films.
They are an illegal and prohibited dog breed to own in Singapore, and Romania, you must have a psychologically fit certificate.
There are several established wolves and domestic dog breeds, such as the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog (mix of German Shepherd and Carpathian wolf) and the Saarloos Wolfhound (German Shepherd and Mackenzie Valley timber wolf).
the most famous was Jack London’s fictional White Fang.
Because of its varied genetic structure, the wolf-dog is wildly unpredictable, reacting to certain situations like a wolf and others like a dog.
It maintains an extremely high prey drive and is not typically regarded as a nice pet.
There have been several attacks on humans, most often on small children, which they may see as prey items.
It is a banned dog breed in Norway.
‘Boerboel’ comes from South Africa, in looks, he resembles a more athletic Bull Mastiff.
The name approximately translates to “farm dog” in Dutch. It was bred from different native guard dogs and African dogs, and European settlers introduced them into the country, especially the Dutch.
In the late 1920s,
De Beers brought Bull Mastiffs to South Africa to protect their mines, and they greatly contributed to the modern breed. Great home guardians without being aggressive, they’re also said to be fond of children. They may weigh over 150lbs,
Boerboel is a banned dog breed in Denmark.
6- Dogo Argentino
First bred in Argentina in 1928, The Dogo is a descendant of the now-extinct Cordoba Fighting Dog, which was mixed with different other dog breeds, including the Dogue de Bordeaux, Great Dane, and Irish Wolfhound.
Antonio Nores Martinez a breeder bred his dog to be a big game hunter, taking on risky prey such as the mountain lion.
it was not its initial purpose, the Dogo has also been used as a fighter.
weighing in at just around a hundred pounds, it is solid white and looks like a larger Pit Bull.
The Dogo is a banned dog breed in at least 10 countries, such as Australia, New Zealand, and Portugal.
7- Presa Canario
The Presa Canario is a large fighting dog hailing from the Canary Islands in Spain, in general weighing over a hundred pounds. Mastiffs of various breeds, In 2001, a pair named Bane and Hera attacked and killed 33-year-old lacrosse coach Diane Whipple in the hallway of a San Francisco apartment building, bringing the breed to national attention.
The dogs were initially bred for an Aryan Brotherhood fighting ring.
Presa Canarios are banned in many countries including Australia and New Zealand.
8- Fila Brasileiro
The Fila or Brazilian Mastiff is a massive dog bred to hunt boar and jaguar and was used to track down escaped slaves. It has Mastiff, Bulldog, and Bloodhound ancestors.
It is maybe the least tractable breed on the list and is highly valued for its aggressiveness. This personality trait is referred to as “ojeriza.”, which translates to ‘distrust’ in Portuguese. The Fila is so afraid of strangers that Brazilian dog show judges are advised not to touch it, The standard also allows for some ferocity in the show ring.
Fila is illegal to own in the United Kingdom.
9- Japanese Tosa Inu
The Tosa Inu can weigh anywhere between 80-200lbs. It is a mix of various Western breeds, such as the Mastiff and Bull Terrier dogs, and indigenous Japanese. The ‘Tosa’ is also a fighter dog – even though the Japanese concept of combat differs greatly from that of other countries.
Tosa matches are notable for their pomp and circumstance.
They’re similar to sumo wrestling, with the best champions earning the title of ‘Yokozuna’. Tosa is known for their stoicism, as they must fight silently, without growling or moaning.
The Tosa is a banned dog breed to own in Norway, Malta, and Denmark, among other countries.
10- American Pit Bull Terrier
The Pit Bull is the most divisive dog breed on the planet.
Pit Bull, which is widely reviled, was bred from early Bulldogs and Terriers to fight other dogs.
He has no competition in this task. Pit bulls were once a beloved family pet (The Little Rascals’ Petey was a pit bull)
but in the 1980s,
the breed began to attract the wrong kind of attention. prized for their strength and gameness (a somewhat indefinable quality defined by a willingness to fight at any cost), became an urban symbol of criminal masculinity.
poor breeding and training, they have been responsible for numerous fatal attacks on humans. This is somewhat anachronistic in terms of the breed’s history, as Pit Bulls were never bred to be aggressive toward people. Dog fighters used to bathe each other’s dogs before the match (to eliminate the risk of poison on the fur), and a snappy dog would be culled.
they are considered sweet-natured pets or lethal monsters,
They are illegal to own in Miami-Dade County, Florida, Ontario, Canada, and many other countries around the world.