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30 Countries that Pit Bull Terriers are banned or restricted in

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American Pit Bull Terrier

American Pit Bull Terrier

The American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) is a medium sized, short coated, broad chested, muscular dog from terrier dog breed category of dogs, also known as Staffordshire Fighting Dog, Bull Baiter Dogs, Yankee Terrier and Rebel Terrier. Its is a strong, energetic, courageous, devoted and very protective and agile dog that has broad muzzle, powerful jaws, excellent stamina and power.

Pit Bull Terrier is a hybrid dog breed that was developed in the United States in the late nineteenth century, by mixing between an English Bull and Terrier dog (Mix between Old English Terriers and Old English Bulldogs) with American Bully type dog. It's recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC) and the American Dog Breeders Association (ADBA), but not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

Pit Bull Terriers are known for their exceptional agility, muscular power and strong jaw and muzzle, and their courageous and never-give-up nature that make them an excellent fighter. And they are considered to be the most favorite dogs for dog fighting games, and in many countries, they were used for dog fighting and blood sports.

AKC (American Kennel Club) does not recognize the “Pit Bull Terrier” as a specific breed.

Banned and Restricted Dogs

Banned and Restricted Dogs

The Breed-specific legislation (BSL)

The Breed-specific legislation (BSL) is a low that prohibits or restricts the particular dog breeds, which are identified dangerous or vicious. The rule applies to the dogs of such breed and as well for the dogs that are a mix of these breeds or resemble these breeds.

Well, it is a question whether the breed specific law is effective or not? Because every country has its own standards for aggressiveness and the dangerousness of dogs. And in some countries, this is not the only criteria to ban a dog breed, some specific dog breeds have been banned or restricted on the basis of some other standards, like the dog breeds that were used for dog fight or or dogs of that breed have known for any disease or health related issues.

The banned and restricted categories of dog breeds

The local BSL issue the list of dog breeds and guidelines, which dog is prohibited (banned) and which dog can be kept subject to certain conditions.
The dog breeds that are not allowed on any condition are kept in Prohibited or Banned category. And the dog breeds that are allowed with certain conditions are kept in the restricted category. And according to the guideline of local BSL authority, you can pet the dogs of restricted breed on certain conditions,

: If you are over 16 or 18 years of age
: You already have experience in rearing dogs
: Dog required to wear a muzzle at public places

or may be any other guideline that the local BSL authority decides.

Pit Bull Terriers are not welcomed

Pit Bull Terriers are not welcomed

Why Do Some Countries Ban Pit Bull Terriers?

Pit Bull Terriers were the most favorite breed of dogs to participate in a dog fight and blood sport, and in countries where the sport of dog fighting is outlawed, Pit bull terriers are banned.

And the back door breeding of Pit Bull Terriers and bad training, to participate in the sport of dog fight game, produces an aggressive and dominant lineup. And they got a bad reputation to be an aggressive and vicious dog breed, and unfortunately, some insurance companies list them in the "dangerous dog breeds" category, and they are banned or restricted by the Breed-specific legislation (BSL) in many countries.

5 Common Reasons for Breed-Specific Legislations (BSL)

There are a number of reasons why some countries feel they must ban a specific dog breed.

  1. Dog Bite Statistics Report: Breeds that have a history of aggressively biting and/or breeds with the most damaging bites.
  2. Tendency Toward Aggression: Breeds that have a tendency to attack people or those that can be a risk to public safety.
  3. Used for Illegal Activities: Some excellent breeds are unfortunately used for illegal activities like dogfighting and are, therefore, banned.
  4. Rare or Unrecognized Breeds or Wolf Hybrid Dogs: In many countries, cross breeds or mutts are banned because people believe they have unpredictable behavior. If a certain breed is banned, mixing it with a legal breed will also make the mixed dog illegal.
  5. Poor History: Dogs that have poor health or behavior records are banned. In specific countries with extreme weather, specific dogs that will not do well in the climate will not be allowed to live there.
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Angry Pit Bull Terrier Dog

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Are All Banned or Restricted Breed Dogs Dangerous or Vicious

No it is not necessary that all banned or restricted dog breeds are dangerous or vicious. In some countries, some such breeds of dogs are also banned, which are most trusted as gentle and reliable dog breeds in other countries. As such, there are a total of 80 breeds of dogs are banned or restricted in Ukraine, including the Labrador retriever, which is considered by most to be a trustworthy and gentle dog. And in Italy, more than 90 breeds of dogs are banned, that included the Bearded Collie and Corgi.

Therefore, it completely depends on the local BSL authority to decide, which breed of dogs to list in prohibited or restricted category.

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The list of 30 countries where Pit Bull Terrier Dogs are banned or Restricted

Pit bull Terrier Dogs are prohibited or restricted to these countries,

CountriesPit Bull Terriers are listed in Category

#1 : Australia

Banned

#2 : Belarus

Banned

#3 : Bermuda Islands

Restrictions and conditions on ownership

#4 : Canada

Restrictions and conditions on ownership and banned in Canadian province of Ontario

#5 : Denmark

Banned

#6 : Ecuador

Banned

#7 : France

Banned

#8 : Germany

Restrictions and conditions on ownership

#9 : Hong Kong

Banned

#10 : Ireland

Banned

#11 : Israel

Banned

#12 : Italy

Banned

#13 : Malta

Banned

#14 : Malaysia

Banned

#15 : New-Zealand

Banned

#16 : Norway

Banned

#17 : Portugal

Banned

#18 : Puerto Rico

Restrictions and conditions on ownership

#19 : Romania

Banned

#20 : Russia

Restrictions and conditions on ownership

#21 : Saudi Arabia

Banned

#22 : Singapore

Banned

#23 : Spain

Banned

#24 : Switzerland

Banned

#25 : Turkey

Restrictions and conditions on ownership

#26 : Venezuela

Banned

#27 : UAE (United Arab Emirates)

Banned

#28 : UK (United Kingdom)

Banned

#29 : Ukraine

Banned

#30 : USA

Restrictions and conditions on ownership, In some parts of the USA

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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