Which Dog Breeds Are Banned In The UK?
• Cambridge, England
1 Dec 09
Technically, no breeds are entirely banned. It's just that your're unlikely to come into custody of any of these dogs by legal means. The 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act imposed severe restrictions on these four breeds: American Pit Bull terriers, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and Fila Braziliero. The act also covers dogs that have the physical characteristics of these breeds, or that are partly bred out of any of the named breeds. In theory you can keep an animal belonging to one of these breeds, but you have to carry a Certificate of Exemption, and comply by many restrictions. The dog must be muzzled while in public places and the person in control of them must be at least 16 years old. The dog must be micro-chipped, tatooed on the inner thigh, neutered or spayed, and covered by third party insurance. Failure to comply with these regulations can lead to a fine of up to £2000 and a jail sentence. 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/ACTS/acts1991/ukpga_19910065_en_1.htm