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|Australia||2010-09-02||Banned for importation||Dogo Argentino; Fila Brasileiro; Japanese Tosa; American Pit Bull Terrier or Pit Bull Terrier; Perro de Presa Canario or Presa Canario; and advertising matter for these breeds.|
|Brazil||State of Rio de Janeiro||April 9, 1999||Banned for importation, commercialization, breeding and unauthorized creation||Pit bulls in general and breeds derived from them.|
|Bermuda||July 21, 2003||Banned||Importing or breeding of any "breed of dog that may be perceived as dangerous" is prohibited. Proscribed breeds include (among others) the pitbull terrier, staffordshire, several of the mastiff breeds, Australian Dingo, Akita, and crossbreeds thereof, as well as "any exotic or uncommon breed" at the government's discretion.|
|Denmark||July 1, 2010||Banned||As of 1 July 2010, breeding, selling and importing of the following breeds is banned: American Pit Bull Terrier,Japanese Tosa, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bulldog, Central Asian Shepherd Dog, Boerboel, Dogo Argentino, Kangal, Caucasian Shepherd Dog, Tornjak,Sarplaninac, Fila Brasileiro, South Russian Shepherd Dog and crossbreeds thereof. Currently existing dogs must be muzzled and leashed at all times in public. Same restrictions against mutts if the owner cannot prove that his/her dog is not a crossbreed.Information, Rets (2010-03-17). "Lov om ændring af lov om hunde og dyreværnsloven" (in Danish). Ministry of Justice of Denmark. Retrieved 2010-03-17.|
It is also a "positive list", listing breeds that are looking pretty similar to them that are banned: Polski Owczarek Podhalanski, Cão Fila de São Miguel, Dogue de Bordeaux,Bullmastiff, English Mastiff, Napolitan Mastiff, Cane Corso,Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Dogo Canario, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Iberian Dogge. Owners of these breeds must have documentation for the breeds or types, but dogs on the positive list are not banned by law.
|Ecuador||March 2009||Banned||Private ownership of pit bull-type dogs and Rottweilers is prohibited.|
|France||April 30, 1999||Restricted||Non-pure-breed animals resembling pit-bulls are to be spay/neutered|
|Ireland, Republic of||1998||Restricted||The Control of Dogs Regulations 1998 place controls on 10 breeds of dogs, namely the American Pit Bull Terrier; English Bull Terrier; Staffordshire Bull Terrier; Bull Mastiff; Doberman Pinscher; German Shepherd (Alsatian); Rhodesian Ridgeback;Rottweiler; Japanese Akita; Japanese Tosa and to every dog of the type commonly known as a Ban Dog (or Bandog).|
The controls, which must be observed when the dog is in a public place, require that these dogs, or strains and crosses thereof, must be securely muzzled and kept on a strong short lead [only up to 2 metres long] by a person over 16 years of age who is capable of controlling them. Dogs that are not kept under control will be euthanized.
|Malta||February 17, 1998||Restricted||The following breeds may not be imported into Malta:American Pitbull Terrier, Argentine Dogo, Fila Brasileiro, orJapanese Tosa|
|New Zealand||November 17, 2003||Restricted||The following restrictions apply to dogs of these breeds: American Pit Bull Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro, orJapanese Tosa|
amendedAugust 20, 2004
|Banned||The following breeds are forbidden to give, sell, breed or import, including those in embryonic form, but dogs bred before the law came into effect are legal to possess:|
Dogs of these breeds that are kept legal, also have to be microchipped.
|Poland||1997||Restricted||Owners can have pit bulls but must display clear warning signs and keep the dogs behind reinforced fencing.|
|Portugal||Banned||The ban affects the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Rottweiler,American Staffordshire Terrier, Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino,Tosa Inu and Pit Bull.|
|Puerto Rico||July 23, 1998||Banned||The introduction, import, possession, acquisition, breeding, purchase, sale and transfer in any form in the island of Puerto Rico, of the dogs known as “Pitbull Terriers”, or hybrids produced by cross-breeding with dogs of other breeds, is ... prohibited.|
The matter concerns the product of cross-breeding bulldogs and terriers. This product is defined as a breed of bull terriers which includes Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Argentine Dogo,American Staffordshire Terriers, American Pitbull Terriers and crossbreeds of these and other terrier strains. Owners of existing pit bull-type dogs had until March 23, 1999 to register their dogs.
|Romania||April 26, 2002||Restricted||The following restrictions apply:|
|Singapore||June 4, 1991||Restricted||The following breeds of dogs and their crosses are not allowed to be imported into Singapore – Pit Bull (which includes theAmerican Pit Bull Terrier also known as the American Pit Bull and Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier,Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the American Bulldog, and crosses between them and with other breeds); Neapolitan Mastiff,Tosa, Akita, Dogo Argentino, Boerboel, Fila Brasileiro and their crosses.|
Owners of these breeds of dogs already in Singapore must comply with the following requirements:
|Spain||2002||Restricted||A royal decree restricts several breeds, including the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Argentine Dogo, Bull Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.|
|Switzerland||2012||Varies by State; some states have adopted extensive BSL, others have no such legislation whatsoever. Several decisions of the Supreme Court have found that state BSL is constitutional. There is no BSL on the federal level; federal bills that would have enacted it died in 2006 and 2010.|
|Turkey||2004||Restricted||The breeding, buying, selling, exchanging and advertising of Pit Bulls, Japanese Tosa dogs, and other "wild animals" is banned. Pit bull owners must register and sterilize their dogs.|
|Ukraine||1998||Restricted||Dangerous breed list approved by Cabinet resolution from July 9, 2002, has over 80 breeds, including several varieties of Bull Terriers, Bulldogs, Livestock Guardian dogs, Boxer, Briar, Labrador Retriever, Welsh Terrier, German Shepherd and their mixes. Compliance requirements include mandatory insurance and micro chipping, walking on a short leash and muzzle in public places, other restrictions. Ukraine allows adapting local municipal laws to enforce further restrictions.|
In Ukraine capital, Kiev, as per law adapted at 1998, the list of breeds forbidden for breeding and requiring mandatory sterilization, includes Akbash, APBT, Presca Canario, Kangal, Romanian Shepherd, Greek Shepherd, Alek Roshhin Doberman, Superdog and Superdog Mainkong mixes and 18 other recognized and unrecognized breeds. Besides mandatory spay, law requests muzzle, insurance, short leash, very high license fees and other measures.
As per Ukrainian Kennel Club KSU, dangerous breeds list includes over 20 breeds, such as American Bulldog, American Staffordshire Terrier, English Mastiff, Dogo Argentino, Dogue De Bordeaux.
|United Kingdom||August 12, 1991||Banned||Dangerous Dogs Act 1991: Owning dogs of the types known as the pit bull terrier, Japanese tosa, Argentine Dogo, or Fila Brasileiro is prohibited. No person shall—|
Note: the Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991 does not apply in Northern Ireland; however, the same restrictions apply in Northern Ireland under the Dangerous Dogs (Northern Ireland) Order 1991.
|Venezuela||2014||Banned||It will be illegal to import, breed, adopt, raise, or sell pit bull-type dogs starting December 31, 2014.|