Under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 you must not own, sell, breed, give away or exchange four breeds of dog:
- Pit Bull Terrier
- Japanese Tosa
- Dogo Argentino
- Fila Braziliero.
Find out more about banned dogs on the Government's website
Penalties for owners
The maximum penalty for owning or keeping a banned dog is a fine of £20,000, six months in prison or both. Your dog could also be destroyed, and you may not be able to own another dog in the future.