Wednesday, May 6, 2015
12 of the mostly commonly banned dog breeds in the world.
Although it seems unfair and outdated, breed-specific laws continue to exist in the U.S. and across the globe in an effect to reduce number of dangerous dogs. Laws are extremely difficult and costly to enforce. ASPCA and Humane Society are completely against them. No evidence that communities are safer because of these laws. United States Centers for Disease Control attest that inaccurate dog-bite data makes it nearly impossible to identify specific breed. 1. FILA BRASILIERO Extremely intelligent and athletic, but terribly aggressive and strong. Banned in U.K.,Israel, Denmark, Norway, Malta and Cyprus. 2. ALASKAN MALAMUTES Can be trained, but just not for anyone. Extremely active and demand a lot of exercise. Because they have a strong prey-drive, their instinct is to hunt down anything they feel endangered. This can result in fatalities. 3. DOBERMAN PINSCHER In a recent study, they ranked high high on stranger-direct aggression. it depended on each situation. Size and strength makes them a potentially dangerous dog breed. 4. CZECHOSLOVAKIAN WOLFDOG Quick, energetic and extremely fearless. Very high prey-drive. Are extremely unpredictable. Do not make for good household pets and should be kept far from children. 5. NEOPOLITAN MASTIFF Illegal to own in Singapore. In order to own one in Romania, one must pass a psychological evaluation. The 200 pound dog can be dangerous when fully grown and should not be around children. 6. PRESA CANARIO In 2001, a woman was killed by two Presa Canario Mastiffs mixes. In 2006, a woman was killed by her own dog. Late August, a woman was killed by several dogs in Georgia, two of them were Presas. They were prohibited in Australia and New Zealand. 7. PIT BULLS One study concluded they were responsible for 42-45% of dog attacks with children being the victim 70% of the time. They are restricted widely around the world from Miami to the entire U.K. 8. TOSA KEN Can weigh up to 200 pounds and can reach up to 32 inches in height. They have been banned in the U.K., Trinidad & Tobago, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Cyprus, Malta, Turkey, New Zealand and Malaysia.