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Five American Dogs Banned in Other Countries

Updated on December 24, 2017

Do you agree, Some dogs are banned out of their native country just because they have got wrong publicity, like Doberman, American Bulldog and some other? Even to ban a dog breed itself a controversial decision and many people are against that. In some countries, Doberman, American bulldog is mistaken as most aggressive dogs and they are banned. But you may wonder that the wolf hybrid, mixed breed dogs and mutts are permitted.

Some dog breeders and experts found it funny, to ban a dog breed because the dogs of that breed are commonly used for dogfights. They believe that such legislators must be banned or punished, not the dogs. Because the dog fight sport can be arranged between any two dogs. Even that can be organized, in between two “Pocket sized- Chihuahuas” also.

Of course every country has some standards to ban a dog, but many dog experts don’t consider that are authentic or ideal model. It’s not easy to identify, if the particular dog breed should be banned or not. Because, the behavior of dog represent – what they are taught to be. The most common criteria, to ban a dog breed are-

Dogs BANNED in other countries
Dogs BANNED in other countries | Source
  • If dog breed is identified in dangerous category and not reliable with other pets and at public place.
  • Dogs from that breed are commonly used for banned games like hunting and dog fights.
  • Dog breed history has bad reputation or illustrations in that country.
  • If dog breed doesn’t have well defined breed standards or not recognized by major kennel clubs.
  • Hybrid or mixed breed dogs that are not predictable and reliable.
  • Also, there are many other parameters to decide- if a dog breed should be banned or not ..?

The five American dogs are commonly banned in other countries, which are -

5. American Wolf Dog


Turkey, Denmark, Bermuda Islands, Venezuela Ukraine, Belarus

American Wolf Dog
American Wolf Dog | Source

Basically American Wolfdogs are the hybrids between domestic dog and wolf that can be described as “wolf like a dog” or “dog like a wolf”. Though the dogs are decedents of wolves, which were domesticated thousand tears before, but now wolf and dogs are not exactly comparable and wolves are much smarter and intelligent and bigger than dogs. Also, they have many powerful bites and better smell senses. These qualities of wolves are attracting many people to pet a wolf hybrid dog.

But wolves have very high prey drive and they are not loyal and obedient like dogs. They are not predictable and can’t be relied with small children and other pets. Some incidences happen, when hybrids dogs attacked on other pets and small kids and other pets. And wolf hybrids are they are banned in many countries or you need special permission to pet them.

American Wolf Dog

Physical Traits
Male: Avg. 26 - 33 inches (46 - 48 cm)
Female: Avg. 24 - 32 inches (46 - 48 cm)
Male: Avg. 60 to 120 pounds
Female: Avg. 60 to 120 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 12 years

2. American Bandog


Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Bermuda Islands, Venezuela Ukraine, Belarus

American BanDog
American BanDog | Source

The American Bandogs are strong, muscular, fearless, mastiff dogs. Basically, this breed was developed in Britain to participate in big games like boar hunting and dog fights, by mixing between a couple of terriers, English mastiffs and English bulldog. American Bandogs are a further extension of English Bandog. They are developed by American veterinary John Swinford mixed by mixing between English Mastiffs (a Neapolitan mastiff) with Pit bull terrier and other American Mastiff Dogs.

American Bandogs are muscular, powerful and courageous dogs which are confident and very obedient. Though the Bandog are friendly and obedient, but like other mastiff dogs, they are energetic, dominant and courageous dogs that need a firm and expert owner. Who can prove himself the pack leader for them and provide them sufficient mental and physical exercise. Also, they are animal and dog-aggressive dogs and must be socialized and introduced to other dogs and house pet at an early age.

American Bandogge

Physical Traits
Male:20 - 30 inches (51 -76 cm)
Female: 20 - 30 inches (51 - 76 cm)
Male : 100 -140 pounds (45-63 kg.)
Female: 80-120 pounds (36-54 kg)
Life Span:
9 - 10 Years

3. American Bulldog


Italy, Turkey, Bermuda Islands, Venezuala, Singapore, Ukraine, Belarus

American Bulldog
American Bulldog | Source

American bulldogs are most admired and popular dogs in America and many other countries, which are robust, muscular, courageous, loyal and determined dogs. They are also known as Old Country Bulldog, AM Bulldog and American Bulldogge.

American bull dogs were developed as working farm utility dogs to hunt wild boar and kill vermin and to guard property and livestock. They are confident, intelligent, alert and friendly dogs which are good with children and other pets but they must be trained. Also, they have dog to dog aggression and must to be socialized at an early stage. American Bulldogs are among few mastiff dogs that can be recommended for apartment life if they are getting regular exercise and moderate walk. American Bulldogs were never groomed for dog fights, but some proofs substantiates that some bad legislators were using them for dog fights.

American BullDog
American BullDog | Source

American Bulldog

Physical Traits
Male: 22 - 28 inches (55 - 70 cm)
Female: 20 - 26 inches (52 - 65 cm)
Male: 70 - 120 pounds (32 - 54 kg)
Female: 60 - 100 pounds (27 - 45 kg)
Life Span:
9 - 10 Years

2. American-Staffordshire-Terrier


Germany, Spain, Denmark, France, Romania, Norway, Switzerland , Israel, Turkey, Bermuda Islands, Portugal, Venezuala, Singapore, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus.


American Stafford shire terrier dogs are originated from USA (recognized since, year 1969) and also known as Staffy, Staffie, Stafford, Staff, Am Staff, Amstaff, American Staffy, AmStaff and Stafford dogs.

They are descended from English Stafford shire terriers. The English Stafford shire terriers were developed in the nineteenth century, by mixing between “English Terriers and mastiff dogs” from Birmingham, West Midlands in England. Though some breeders believe American Stafford shire terrier dogs are developed from mixing American bull dog with the White English Terrier, Fox Terrier, or the Black and Tan Terrier dogs. Those were bigger and weightier than the English Stafford shire terrier.

American Stafford shire terrier dogs are strong, muscular, energetic and sturdy dogs which are friendly and loyal and very protective to his family and owner.

American Staffordshire Terrier

Physical Traits
Male: 18 -19 inches (46 - 48 cm)
Female: 17-18 inches (43 - 46 cm)
Male: 62 - 88 lbs (28 - 40 kg)
Female: 62 - 88 lbs (28 - 40 kg)
Life Span:
10 to 12 years

1. American Pit Bull Terrier


Australia, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Romania, Norway, Switzerland, Israel, Turkey, Bermuda Islands, Portugal, Venezuala, Singapore, Malta, New-Zealand, Ecuador, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus

American Pit bull Terriers
American Pit bull Terriers | Source

The Pit Bull Terriers are the most popular American dogs, around the world. They are medium sized, muscular, sturdy and fearless dogs, which share the same lineage of American Stafford shire terrier. They were developed by mixing between old English Terriers and bulldogs. The Pit Bull terriers were developed to participate in big games like hunting, dog fighting and to contribute in bloodsports, like bull and bear baiting.

They are very active dogs which are always eager to please their master. The well-bred and properly trained Pit Bull Terriers are reliable, friendly and loyal companion. They also excel in weight pulling, dog agility, Flyball, lure coursing, and advanced obedience competition. Though commonly they have been reported for high aggression toward other animals and dog of the same sex and going destructiveness when bored, also they may become willful and dominant if not properly trained.

American Pit Bull Terrier

Physical Traits
Male: 18 to 21 inches
Female: 17 to 20 inches
Male: 35 - 65 lbs (Adult)
Female: 30 - 60 lbs (Adult)
Life Span:
10 to 15 years

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