11 Extremely Dangerous Dog Breeds That Are Actually Illegal in Many Countries

Posted on Mar 17, 2017

Back in 1991, the US government banned some aggressive dog breeds and established fines for people who wanted to have these dangerous pets. Here's a list of the most aggressive dogs ever.

1. Dogo Argentino (Argentine Mastiff)

Dogo Argentino (Argentine Mastiff)
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This dog is banned in more than ten countries. And it's no surprise when you think about its appearance. It is a hunting dog which was used for dog fights. It can easily fight mountain lions and cougars and win those fights.

2. American Bulldog Is Extremely Aggressive

American Bulldog Is Extremely Aggressive
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Just one American Bulldog can weigh between 80 and 120 pounds. They can be very aggressive when hunting or being attacked. The original use of this dogs was for hunting wild hogs, that are much bigger and heavier than them.

3. Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff)

Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff)
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These Italian war dogs can grow up to 200 pounds. They are not allowed in Singapore, and if you are a Romanian citizen who wants to have this dog, you need to go to a psychological evaluation. You might remember this dog from the Harry Potter movies, he was Hagrid's pet called Fang.

4. Wolfdog Is Banned in Norway

Wolfdog Is Banned in Norway
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A wolfdog has the appearance of a dog, but it acts like a wolf. This dog is a fierce predator and it remains like that no matter how hard you try to domesticate it.

5. Brazilian Mastiff (Fila Brasileiro)

Brazilian Mastiff (Fila Brasileiro)
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These dogs are illegal in the UK and that's not a surprise when you think of the fact that they are not trustworthy. Their level of aggression is something everyone should be aware of.

6. Bandog Looks Fierce

Bandog Looks Fierce
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The name Bandog refers to a guard dog. This dog was in charge of keeping the home and the yard safe at night. The species is a crossbreed and it's as big as a mastiff. One of these dogs can weigh up to 150 pounds.

7. Boerboel (South African Mastiff)

Boerboel (South African Mastiff)
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Boerboel stands for 'farm dog.' And he really is. This species is good with kids, without any signs of aggression, this dog could be the perfect family pet. They weigh 150 pounds and they used to be guardian dogs before they were domesticated.

8. Presa Canario (Canary Mastiff)

Presa Canario (Canary Mastiff)
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From the Canary Islands, these dogs weigh up to 110 pounds. Two of these dogs killed a man, and their owner was sentenced to jail time. The breed got banned after that, and the owner got fifteen years to life in prison.

9. Tosa Inu Is a Japanese Fighting Breed

Tosa Inu Is a Japanese Fighting Breed
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It's a warrior dog with a great stamina, ready to engage in a fight and never make a sound. It will endure the pain without moaning. Due to its aggressive nature, the dog is banned in as many as five countries.

10. APBT

APBT
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The Pit Bull breed is aggressive and it's illegal to own in many US cities, such as Miami. It can be trusted and trained, which is the reason why they were used for dog fights in the past. But now, they are just too dangerous.

11. Gull Dong (Pakistani Bull Dog)

Gull Dong (Pakistani Bull Dog)
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This dog is a cross between two dangerous breeds. Gull Dong is a strong animal with a great endurance. It is highly aggressive and it is not recommended as a family pet.
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