10 Banned Dog Breeds In The World

For some of them reading this article may feel that these dog breeds are impressive and shouldn’t be banned, and for some seems to be fair enough. To be honest, the dog breeds are not violent or dangerous, but they tend to become violent with an intuition and fear of them being harmed. But, there are some dog breeds in the world, which seem to have been born just as a guard dog. These dog breeds listed here are impressive in terms of strength, muscle and intelligence. There were some scenarios and awful happenings to people around them that caused them to ban in some of their countries. We have come up with the 10 banned dog breeds in the world, which are capable to trash anything on its way.

10. Bandog


Bandog is a huge dog breed also recognized as “Bandogge”. Don’t get scared looking at this dog for the first time as they are incredibly scary. Much stubborn in terms of attitude, the main purpose of the Bandog was used for guard as well as work. As they were mainly used as guard dog and hunting, there have been a lot of attacks on humans in a brutal form. Originated from United Kingdom, the “Bandog” name came to light due to intensive working and fighting withstand capabilities. The dog breed is banned in some of the municipals like Romania, Switzerland, and United States.

9. Boerboel


Boerboel is one of the most powerful dogs in the world, also recognized as “South African Mastiff”. With huge size, the fame of this dog breed is spread across the states mainly as a “guard dog”. In terms of looks, the Boerboal’s body is very simple with thin coating. But, if you would like to own a Boerboel dog breed, then you should be careful enough to train and socialize it. Further, socializing them are considering a difficult task and would require intense training. Additionally, leaving them alone at certain place can go devastating. Some of the countries where it is restricted is France, Malaysia, Singapore, Denmark, and Romania.

8. Tosa Inu

Tosa Inu

Tosa Inu is a rare dog breed from Japan, also recognized as “Japanese Mastiff”. With hefty enough in size with carrying weight up to 60 kilograms, the dog breed is considered a major source for fighting. Further, as there is no much long hair growth on their body, the maintenance becomes very easy. Having good records over its health and strength, there had been a lot of times to rescue adults as well as children from this dog breed. With increasing number of attacks on humans, the dog breed was made to ban in some of the nations. And if you are from one of these countries such as Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, United Kingdom, you would probably lose in owning them.

7. Brazilian Mastiff

Brazilian Mastiff

Officially recognized as “Fila Brasileiro” in Portuguese, the Brazilian Mastiff is one such dog to be feared about. With fantastic tracking ability, if once caught by it, the person is trapped until the owner arrives. The Brazilian Mastiff’s temper is never compromised having an incredible piece of guarding capabilities. Further, the size of the dog itself is impeccable that can grow up to 75 centimeters in height. Additionally, with general experience from people around the world, that the dog breed never attacks on someone but tries to trap them. It can go to extremes if it feels the owner or trainer is being attacked. Finally, the dog breed is considered illegal owning in some of the countries like United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, Malta and Cyprus.

6. Rottweiler


To be very honest, Rottweiler is one of the most loved dog breeds in the world. Considering them in the list of banned dogs is pretty much sadistic. Rottweiler is a German origin dog whose main purpose was to pull carts consisting of meats and livestock. Many a times, you would have come across in Hollywood films facilitating the cops as a guard as well as for rescue. Being said that, they are one of the best dog breeds for human protection, they can be dangerous too.

Further, the dog breed is in existence and in use since the Roman Empire era. Sometimes, the dog breed can go crazy over on the owners themselves, which have been accounted from many places across the globe. Very aggressive in nature, the dog breeds could be used to taunt the enemies as well as to trigger a weapon. The dog breed is banned in some of the countries like Ecuador, Malaysia, Portugal, Ireland, Romania and Singapore.

5. English Bull Terrier

English Bull Terrier

Maybe I am not sure how beautiful this dog breed can look for you! Considering in terms of beauty, the English Bull Terrier’s face resembles like a boar’s face. But keep in mind that the dog’s strength is incredible. Officially, the dog breed is also recognized as “Miniature Bull Terrier”. The dog’s facial structure happens to be featuring a flat skull, due which the resemblance also happens to be like a “shark-head-shaped”. Additionally, the behavior with humans is accounted to be well-versed, but are basically stubborn in nature. Very friendly with other animals too, but try not to keep them as your pet if you are an amateur pet owner. Banned in some of the municipals like Germany, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine.

4. American Bulldog

American Bulldog

If you want to just see a monster in the form of dog breed, then the American Bulldog is the perfect one. Basically, the dog breed is not used as pet as it is used majority times as part of utility. In general, the dog breed’s outer coat is a mixture of white coat with almost whole-body smooth. With a life expectancy of about 15 years, the dog is a perfect beast in terms of muscles, confidence and brawl. Cornering them is highly risky as they tend to pounce back at you with zero fear. Socializing them to keep them as a family pet is something challenging, but cannot assume to be impossible. The American bulldog is banned in some of the nations like Italy, Denmark, United States, and Singapore.

3. American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terrier is a monster dog breed, which closely resembles like a Pitbull. Also recognized as “Amstaff”, the dog breed falls under the category of least recognized in the world. The fame was diminished through the beginning of World War II. Basically, the dog breed is very much attached to the owner and the family. Additionally, the Amstaff is a people-oriented dog, which expects the owner to keep him giving some or the other job. Though it can guard the owner and family, they can be very dangerous to outsiders. They are banned in some of the countries such as Germany, Denmark, Spain, Romania and Norway.

2. Dogo Argentino

Dogo Argentino

Dogo Argentino at first glance seems like a killer dog breed. Huge in size, the main of Dogo Argentino was to use in big-game hunting. Resembles like a sequel of Great Dane dog breed, the Dogo was first bred in 1928. With almost unbelievable stamina in fighting, the Dogo can withstand in any fighting conditions. Due to which, they were used illegally in dog fighting in some of the areas in the United States. As per the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, owning a Dogo Argentino dog breed is illegal in some of the nations like United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Ukraine, Denmark and Singapore.

1. American Pitbull Terrier

American Pitbull Terrier

American Pitbull Terrier happens to be the best muscular build dog breeds in the world. Keeping that in mind, there have been a lot times, the dog has pounced on humans in many fatal forms. Basically, the American Pitbull Terrier dogs are very friendly to humans and cannot be used as a guard dog. But, the behavior of the dog can go crazy, and are sometimes accounted very undesirable.

Further, as the dog is pretty much decent in terms of intelligence, they were utilized for illegal activities. Some of them were made these dog breeds to involve in illegal dog fighting in America. Additionally, some criminal activities were performed with ABPT dog breeds such as soporific operations. It also happened to use these dog breeds against cops, which was one of the main reasons to get banned. Some of the countries where you cannot own them are United States, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, France and more.

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