Q651: What type of dogs are illegal to own?
Under the Dangerous Dogs Act, it is illegal to own/sell/breed/give away/exchange dogs of the following type:
- Pit bull terrier type.
- Japanese Tosa type.
- Dogo Argentino type.
- Fila Braziliero type.
- Any other type of dog appearing to be or to have characteristics of the above type bred for fighting.
If it is alleged that a dog is of a type which is prohibited it is presumed to be the case until the owner proves to the contrary. The owner can do this at his/her own expense.