Are there any dog breeds banned in the UK?
Yes, in the UK it is illegal to own a dog of any of the following breeds:
- Japanese Tosa
- Dogo Argentino
- Fila brasileiro
This prohibition also applies to any dog resulting from crossbreeding of these breeds or having a appearance similar to one of these breeds.
Owners face heavy penalties for any attempt to enter the UK with a dog of one of these breeds or having a similar appearance to one of these breeds.
It is also illegal to sell, give up, give away or breed a dog of a prohibited breed.