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stopBSL's List of Breeds Targeted by Breed-Specific Legislation


The following breeds are either regulated, restricted or banned and are categorized by country/region where breed-specific laws take place. See understand-a-bull.com for a list of where breed-specific laws take place and in what cities / states of the United States as well as what breeds and breed-types are affected.

Please understand that, in most, if not, all cases concerning breed bans/restrictions, mixes of these breeds and dogs that physically resemble these breeds are also targeted. Understand that while many "breeds" of dogs may closely resemble targeted breeds or have derived from established breeds which are a target of breed-specific laws, unless they are an officially established purebred breed of dog recognized by a major kennel then they will not be listed here or recognized by stopBSL as a targeted breed.

Each breed name is a clickable link, if clicked it will take you to a page with information on that particular breed. Some of these breeds have alternative names, which are listed in italics.

This list has been put together and created from scratch by the administrators of stopBSL, with most credit going to founder sassawj & co-founder t3hsilentone, this list is 99% accurate (because we cannot claim that it is 100% without risk) and always kept up to date with current breed bans around the world; no other anti-BSL group on DeviantART or organization on the internet will provide you with such accuracy.

It is important for our members as well as all dog owners to understand that our list here is the most accurate and reliable that we know of, and please be aware that the so-called "75 Banned / Restricted Breeds" list that has been floating around the internet for several years is 100% fake, yet it continues to shock and appall countless dog owners everywhere; please do not be fooled into actually believing that the Labrador Retriever, Fox Terrier and French Bulldog, just to name a few, are truly subject to breed-specific legislation, nowhere are those breeds restricted or banned. As previously stated, our list of targeted breeds is the most accurate and reliable list you will find on the internet as well as anywhere else.

Understand that this list © copyright to the administrators of stopBSL who have worked very hard to put this list together, anyone is welcome to link directly to this list if need be but please do not copy or reproduce this list in any way without our permission.



United States


The following breeds are either banned or restricted in cities all across the United States; the breed-specific laws vary from state to state and city to city, including discrimination in policies for rentals and apartments. For a list of what states and cities in the United States have breed-specific legislation - BSL Locations in the USA  @ www.understand-a-bull.com

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
Alaskan Husky - (a breed-type / mix related to the Siberian Husky, bred for sledding)
Alaskan Malamute
American Akita & Japanese Akita - Akita Inu
American Bulldog  - Old Country Bulldog
American Pit Bull Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Anatolian Shepherd - Karabash
Bandog - Bandogge
Belgian Malinois  - Belgian Shepherd Malinois, Malinois
Belgian Sheepdog  - Belgian Groenendael
Belgian Shepherd Dog  - Belgian Tervuren
Boerboel - African Boerboel, South-African Boerboel
Boxer
Bull Terrier & Miniature Bull Terrier - English Bull Terrier
Bullmastiff
Cane Corso - Cane Corso Italiano, Italian Mastiff
Caucasian Ovcharka - Caucasian Shepherd Dog
Central Asian Ovcharka - Central Asian Shepherd Dog
Chinese Shar Pei - Shar Pei
Chow Chow
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
Doberman Pinscher
Dogo Argentino - Argentinian Mastiff, Argentine Dogo
Dogue De Bordeaux - French Mastiff, Bordeaux Mastiff
Fila Brasileiro - Brazilian Mastiff,  Brazilian Molosser
German Shepherd Dog - Alsatian, Deutscher Schaferhund, German Shepherd
Great Dane - German Mastiff
Mastiff - English Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiff
Perro de Presa Canario - Canary Dog, Presa Canario
Perro de Presa Mallorquin - Ca de Bou, Dogo Mallorquin, Mallorquin Bulldog
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rottweiler
Saint Bernard - Alpine Mastiff, Bernhardiner, Saint Barnhardshund
Siberian Husky
Staffordshire Bull Terrier - English Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Tibetan Mastiff
Tosa Inu - Japanese/Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff, Japanese Tosa, Tosa Ken



Canada


The following breeds are either banned or restricted, which varies in each province of Canada

American Akita & Japanese Akita - Akita Inu
American Pit Bull Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Doberman Pinscher
Dogo Argentino - Argentinian Mastiff, Argentine Dogo
Perro de Presa Canario - Canary Dog, Presa Canario
Staffordshire Bull Terrier - English Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rottweiler



United Kingdom


The following breeds are banned in the United Kingdom

American Pit Bull Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier
Dogo Argentino - Argentinian Mastiff, Argentine Dogo
Fila Brasileiro - Brazilian Mastiff,  Brazilian Molosser
Tosa Inu - Japanese/Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff, Japanese Tosa, Tosa Ken



Australia


The following breeds are restricted in the states of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia & Western Australia, Tasmania

American Pit Bull Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Dogo Argentino - Argentinian Mastiff, Argentine Dogo
Fila Brasileiro - Brazilian Mastiff,  Brazilian Molosser
Tosa Inu - Japanese/Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff, Japanese Tosa, Tosa Ken
Perro de Presa Mallorquin - Ca de Bou, Dogo Mallorquin, Mallorquin Bulldog
Perro de Presa Canario - Canary Dog, Presa Canario



Bermuda


The following breeds are banned in Bermuda

American Akita & Japanese Akita - Akita Inu
American Bulldog  - Old Country Bulldog
American Pit Bull Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Boerboel - African Boerboel, South-African Boerboel
Broholmer
Bullmastiff
Cane Corso - Cane Corso Italiano, Italian Mastiff
Dogo Argentino - Argentinian Mastiff, Argentine Dogo
Dogue De Bordeaux - French Mastiff, Bordeaux Mastiff
Bull Terrier & Miniature Bull Terrier - English Bull Terrier
Fila Brasileiro - Brazilian Mastiff,  Brazilian Molosser
Neapolitan Mastiff
Perro de Presa Canario - Canary Dog, Presa Canario
Perro de Presa Mallorquin - Ca de Bou, Dogo Mallorquin, Mallorquin Bulldog
Rottweiler
Staffordshire Bull Terrier - English Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Tibetan Mastiff
Tosa Inu - Japanese/Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff, Japanese Tosa, Tosa Ken



Denmark


The following breeds are banned in Denmark

American Pit Bull Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
American Bulldog  - Old Country Bulldog
Anatolian Shepherd - Karabash
Boerboel - African Boerboel, South-African Boerboel
Caucasian Ovcharka - Caucasian Shepherd Dog
Central Asian Ovtcharka - Central Asian Shepherd Dog
Dogo Argentino - Argentinian Mastiff, Argentine Dogo
Fila Brasileiro - Brazilian Mastiff,  Brazilian Molosser
Kangal Dog
Tornjak - Bosnian and Herzegovinian Shepherd Dog
Tosa Inu - Japanese/Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff, Japanese Tosa, Tosa Ken
Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog - Sarplaninac, Illyrian Sheepdog



Germany


The following breeds are targeted in states of Germany that have adopted breed-specific legislation

American Pit Bull Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Bull Terrier & Miniature Bull Terrier - English Bull Terrier
Caucasian Ovcharka - Caucasian Shepherd Dog
Bullmastiff
Doberman Pinscher
Dogo Argentino - Argentinian Mastiff, Argentine Dogo
Dogue De Bordeaux - French Mastiff, Bordeaux Mastiff
Fila Brasileiro - Brazilian Mastiff,  Brazilian Molosser
Kangal Dog
Mastiff - English Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiff
Rottweiler
Spanish Mastiff - Mastin Espanol
Staffordshire Bull Terrier - English Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Tosa Inu - Japanese/Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff, Japanese Tosa, Tosa Ken



Ireland


The following breeds are restricted in the Republic of Ireland

American Akita & Japanese Akita - Akita Inu
American Pit Bull Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Bandog - Bandogge
Bullmastiff
Bull Terrier & Miniature Bull Terrier - English Bull Terrier
Doberman Pinscher
German Shepherd Dog - Alsatian, Deutscher Schaferhund, German Shepherd
Staffordshire Bull Terrier - English Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rottweiler
Tosa Inu - Japanese/Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff, Japanese Tosa, Tosa Ken



Italy


The following breeds are restricted in Italy

American Bulldog  - Old Country Bulldog
American Pit Bull Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Anatolian Shepherd - Karabash
Bullmastiff
Caucasian Ovcharka - Caucasian Shepherd Dog
Central Asian Ovtcharka - Central Asian Shepherd Dog
Doberman Pinscher
Dogo Argentino - Argentinian Mastiff, Argentine Dogo
Estrela Mountain Dog - Portuguese Shepherd, Cão da Serra da Estrela
Fila Brasileiro - Brazilian Mastiff,  Brazilian Molosser
German Shepherd Dog - Alsatian, Deutscher Schaferhund, German Shepherd
Neapolitan Mastiff
Perro de Presa Canario - Canary Dog, Presa Canario
Perro de Presa Mallorquin - Ca de Bou, Dogo Mallorquin, Mallorquin Bulldog
Rafeiro do Alentejo - Portuguese Mastiff
Rottweiler
Tosa Inu - Japanese/Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff, Japanese Tosa, Tosa Ken
Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog - Sarplaninac, Illyrian Sheepdog



Lithuania


The following breeds are banned in Lithuania

American Bulldog  - Old Country Bulldog
American Pit Bull Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Bandog - Bandogge
Caucasian Ovcharka - Caucasian Shepherd Dog
Dogo Argentino - Argentinian Mastiff, Argentine Dogo
Fila Brasileiro - Brazilian Mastiff,  Brazilian Molosser
Kangal Dog
South Russian Shepherd - Ukrainian Ovcharka, South Russian Sheepdog, South Russian Ovcharka
Staffordshire Bull Terrier - English Staffordshire Bull Terrier



Malaysia


The following breeds are banned in Malaysia

American Akita & Japanese Akita - Akita Inu
American Bulldog  - Old Country Bulldog
American Pit Bull Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier
Dogo Argentino - Argentinian Mastiff, Argentine Dogo
East-European Shepherd - Russian German Shepherd, Vostochnoevropejskaya Ovcharka
Fila Brasileiro - Brazilian Mastiff,  Brazilian Molosser
Neapolitan Mastiff
Tosa Inu - Japanese/Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff, Japanese Tosa, Tosa Ken



New Zealand


The following breeds are restricted in New Zealand

American Pit Bull Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Dogo Argentino - Argentinian Mastiff, Argentine Dogo
Fila Brasileiro - Brazilian Mastiff,  Brazilian Molosser
Tosa Inu - Japanese/Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff, Japanese Tosa, Tosa Ken



Norway


The following breeds are restricted in Norway

American Pit Bull Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
Dogo Argentino - Argentinian Mastiff, Argentine Dogo
Fila Brasileiro - Brazilian Mastiff,  Brazilian Molosser
Tosa Inu - Japanese/Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff, Japanese Tosa, Tosa Ken



Portugal


The following breeds are banned in Portugal

American Pit Bull Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Dogo Argentino - Argentinian Mastiff, Argentine Dogo
Fila Brasileiro - Brazilian Mastiff,  Brazilian Molosser
Rottweiler
Staffordshire Bull Terrier - English Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Tosa Inu - Japanese/Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff, Japanese Tosa, Tosa Ken



Puerto Rico


The following breeds are banned in Puerto Rico

American Pit Bull Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Dogo Argentino - Argentinian Mastiff, Argentine Dogo
Staffordshire Bull Terrier - English Staffordshire Bull Terrier



Singapore


The following breeds are banned or restricted in Singapore

American Akita & Japanese Akita - Akita Inu
American Bulldog  - Old Country Bulldog
American Pit Bull Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Belgian Malinois  - Belgian Shepherd Malinois, Malinois
Boerboel - African Boerboel, South-African Boerboel
Bullmastiff
Bull Terrier & Miniature Bull Terrier - English Bull Terrier
Cane Corso - Cane Corso Italiano, Italian Mastiff
Doberman Pinscher
Dogue De Bordeaux - French Mastiff, Bordeaux Mastiff
Dogo Argentino - Argentinian Mastiff, Argentine Dogo
East-European Shepherd - Russian German Shepherd, Vostochnoevropejskaya Ovcharka
Fila Brasileiro - Brazilian Mastiff,  Brazilian Molosser
German Shepherd Dog - Alsatian, Deutscher Schaferhund, German Shepherd
Mastiff - English Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiff
Perro de Presa Canario - Canary Dog, Presa Canario
Rottweiler
Staffordshire Bull Terrier - English Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Tosa Inu - Japanese/Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff, Japanese Tosa, Tosa Ken



Spain


The following breeds are restricted in Spain

American Akita & Japanese Akita - Akita Inu
Dogue De Bordeaux - French Mastiff, Bordeaux Mastiff
German Shepherd Dog - Alsatian, Deutscher Schaferhund, German Shepherd
Rottweiler



Switzerland


The following breeds are targeted in states of Switzerland that have adopted breed-specific legislation

American Pit Bull Terrier - Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Bull Terrier & Miniature Bull Terrier - English Bull Terrier
Doberman Pinscher
Mastiff - English Mastiff
Rottweiler
Staffordshire Bull Terrier - English Staffordshire Bull Terrier



Various


The following breeds are included due to the similarities in appearance they have with other breeds that are commonly targeted by breed-specific legislation and often subject to other forms of discrimination but sometimes would otherwise not be included on a list of banned or restricted breeds due to being less common in certain countries, regions and cities around the world; in countries / regions where these breeds are prevalent, then they are most likely to be targeted

Bully Kutta - Alangu Mastiff, Pakistani Mastiff, Sindhi Mastiff
Dutch Shepherd - Hollandse Herdershond
Saarloos Wolfdog - Saarlooswolfhond
Swiss White Shepherd - White Shepherd Dog, White German Shepherd Dog, American White Shepherd, Berger Blanc Swiss
Uruguayan Cimarron - Cimarron Uruguayo, Perro Gaucho, Perro Criollo



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