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:

  • Pitbull
  • 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.