Most Illegal Dog Breeds in the World, Ranked

1. Pit Bull Terrier

Frequently subject to breed-specific legislation (BSL) because of aggression concerns. However, opinions on this breed are diverse, and many responsible dog owners oppose blanket bans.

2. American Staffordshire Terrier

Due to its morphological resemblance to the Pit Bull, the American Staffordshire Terrier is sometimes included in the BSL.

3. Rottweiler

This breed has been banned in some areas due to concerns regarding their ferocity and protective instincts, despite the fact that individual temperaments vary.

4. Doberman Pinscher

Due to their history as security dogs, Dobermans have occasionally been subject to restrictions, but they are generally regarded as loyal and intelligent companions.

5. German Shepherd

German Shepherds are regulated in some regions due to their use in police and military roles, which has raised concerns about their potential for aggression.

6. Bull Terrier

Due to its historical association with dog fighting, the Bull Terrier is restricted in some areas, but these bans are not ubiquitous.

7. Akita

Some regions have imposed restrictions on Akitas due to their territorial nature and aggression potential.

8. Dogo Argentino

Due to its history as a hunting and combat dog, the Dogo Argentino has been banned due to concerns about its aggressive nature.

9. Tosa Inu

Originating in Japan, Tosa Inus have been prohibited or regulated in certain nations due to their size and potential for aggression.

10. Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Similar to other varieties in the "bull" category, Staffordshire Bull Terriers have been restricted in certain areas due to aggression concerns.