What is a restricted breed?

A restricted breed is a dog that is prohibited under the Dog (Restricted Breed) Regulation 2006 which includes Pit Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, dogo Argentio, fila Brasileiro, Japanese Tosa and Presa Canario. They may also be either mixed breed that visibly contain any of the above prohibited breeds.

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What do I do if I own a restricted breed?

There are a considerable number of restrictions that must be strictly adhered to, for example:

  • A “dangerous dog” warning sign must be on each entrance to your property
  • Dog must be muzzled, wearing a hazard collar and on a leash in public at all times