ACCORDING TO THE UNITED KINGDOM DANGEROUS DOGS ACT

THERE ARE FOUR SPECIFIC TYPES OF DOG THAT ARE CONSIDERED
TO BE SPECIALLY CONTROLLED DOGS, THESE ARE:
• PIT BULL TERRIER
• JAPANESE TOSA
• DOGO ARGENTINO
• FILA BRASILEIRO
Pit Bull Terrier

▶ The Pit Bull Terrier is a popular pet in many countries of the
world where ownership is permitted, more commonly the
USA.
▶ The Pit Bull Terrier has been placed on the DANGEROUS
DOGS ACT because within a few days a 45 year old man was
killed in Cumbria and 11 children were attacked in
Northumberland which sparked a debate on the legality on
this breed of dog.
Japanese Tosa

▶ The Japanese Tosa is very rare in both Japan and other
country's today. As well as being banned within the UK, the
Japanese Tosa is banned in several other countries as well,
including Australia, Denmark, Norway and New Zealand.
▶ The Japanese Tosa was originally bred as a fighting dog, a
role that it is still used for today, hence its appearance on the
banned list.
Dogo Argentino

▶ The Dogo Argentino is a large and very muscular dog from
Argentina, and was first developed for the hunting of big game,
and personal protection. They were mainly bred from the extinct
Cordoba fighting dog, and were trained and bred to work well
with other dogs without showing aggression.
▶ The intention of breeding the Dogo Argentino was also to breed
out the inherently aggressive traits of the Cordoba Fighting Dog,
and this was largely successful. However, due to their stamina,
persistence and fearlessness, the Dogo Argentino has also been
trained and used for fighting roles for much of it’s history. That is
why Dogo Argentino is banned in Australia, Iceland, Singapore
and Ukraine, as well as the UK.
Fila Brasileiro

▶ The Fila Brasileiro or the Brazilian Mastiff is a dog with
ancestry in the English Mastiff, Bloodhound and others.
They are tall, heavy and muscular dogs with a large head
and muzzle, large bones and loose skin.
▶ The Fila Brasileiro was originally renowned for its worth as
a working dog, with great stamina and a superior ability
to track. However, the breed is also renowned for its short
temper and aggressive nature, and attempts to socialise
and train puppies of the breed to a calmer attitude are
only partially successful, hence the dog’s inclusion on the
banned list. The Fila Brasileiro is not only banned within
the UK, but also several other countries including
Australia, Israel, Denmark, Malta and Cyprus.