Following the rampant attacks of some breeds of dogs in the 1980s and the 1990s, governments around the world slammed a ban on some of the dangerous dog breeds.
The Boerboel is a South African breed, and closely resembles Bull Mastiff in outlook. It was bred from various native African dogs and they are basically guard dogs, brought into the country by the Dutch. working for the De Beers Company to guard their mines. They contributed greatly to the modern breed we see today. They are superb home guardians without being overtly aggressive, they are also said to be very fond of children. Easily topping 150lbs. However, they are banned in Denmark
2. Neapolitan Mastiff
The Neapolitan Mastiff is an Italian breed, which was used as a gladiator dog in the bloody spectacles of the Coliseum. They were also used as war dogs by the Roman legion. Today, they are generally protectors of the home. Distinctive in appearance, the largest males weighs upto 200lbs and are covered in loose, wrinkly skin with hanging jowls. They are illegal to own in Singapore, and to own one in Romania you have to be certified psychologically fit.
Bandog is a large dog that would normally be let off its chain at night to guard its master’s property. They are very fierce and are generally prohibited in any place where there are restrictions on its parent breeds. They are fstrong and hard dogs known for their fighting prowess. Weight can vary but 80 to 150lbs is the general range
4. American Bulldog
The American Bulldog’s origins are in the deep south, where it was used as a farm dog. Its key role was to catch feral hogs that weigh hundreds of pounds and wield savage tusks. But the Bulldog would match them in strength and speed so they made hunting the feral hogs very simple to the American hunters of the time. They weigh 70-120 pounds and some are even bigger in size. They are banned in the UK, Singapore and many other countries because they are considered too dangerous to humans.
5. American Pit Bull Terrier
This is by far the most maligned breed of dogs on planet earth. lt was bred from early Bulldogs and Terriers purely for the purpose of fighting other dogs and in this business, it had completely no equivalent. In the 1980s, they degenreated into a symbol of urban criminal masculinity as a result of poor breeding and training, where they would attack and hurt human beings much as they would hurt other people’s dogs. This was quite a surprising behavior because they were in the past been known to be friendly to humans. They are banned in Miami-Dade County, Florida; Ontario, Canada; and many countries around the world.
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