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Top 5 Banned Dogs that are ILLEGAL to Own

Dogs are man’s best friend but, they were not always like this. Some descendants of wolves never really got domesticated as well as others. That’s why we ended up with friendly breeds such as the Golden Retriever and ones as deadly as the Bully kutta. Many dog species are actually banned in certain countries because of how aggressive they can be and that’s why today we are counting down the top 5 of them.

5.) Bully Kutta

The Bully Kutta is also known as the beast from the east because of its origins in Pakistan. This breed has the most fearsome reputation since they were bred for hunting and guarding. However and sadly, nowadays people use them for illegal dog fighting. Their size and aggression make them popular as fighting dogs but that also means they are regularly mistreated. Because of their aggression, only experienced trainers can handle Bully Kuttas well but unfortunately, they cannot turn this dog into family pets.

Bully Kutta.

4.) The Doberman.

When people talk about scary dogs, they usually look for a doberman since they were initially bred to be intimidating. The biggest reason for their aggression is the need to protect their owners. The Doberman’s loyalty is exactly what makes them so dangerous but so loveable at the same time. These dogs never hesitate to attack anyone they might even suspect to be of small threat. That explains why they have been banned in 16 states. If not trained right, the Doberman will definitely take matters into its own jaws and make sure you are safe. For all these reasons and more, this dog has found relevance in military and police forces.

3.) Rhodesian ridgeback

Also known as the African lion hound, the Rhodesian ridgeback originated in Africa where they were used to hunt lions. They are a strong and muscular breed of the hound family, easily identified by their brown furs. This breed is so strong and determined that they were used to kill apex predators. Despite their lineage, Rhodesian ridgebacks have a pretty even temperament as long as they are kept engaged and stimulated. They also have high energy levels so they should never be left alone with children without supervision. Another time they get super aggressive is when young children get near their food. It’s in their drive to protect their food and since their prey drive is very high, they might mistake kids for small prey.

Rhodesian ridgeback.

2.) Chow Chow.

Chow Chows might look like a very huggable breed but they are actually very assertive beings. They’re quite the fuzz ball, i mean, who wouldn’t love them? While in fact this breed is known as a high risk pet since they were about 238 attacks between 1979 and 1998, they are very protective of their owners and definitely act out when they are not given the proper training or the right environment. Some chow chows are shy, others are extremely outgoing and confident, hence it’s difficult to know what you’ll get with this breed. Some also have more aggressive behaviour that many states require the owners to carry special insurance in case things go wrong. These furry dogs can reach up to 70 pounds and if they don’t get the physical stimulation they require, they might attack anyone, even their owner.

Chow Chow.

1.) Perro De Presa Canario.

The Presa Canario is a breed whose ancestry includes some input from the now extinct bardario mahero as well as an input from the English Mastiff. Despite their very daunting appearance, these dogs are not aggressive by nature. However, that also doesn’t mean you should just go over and pet them. Although these dogs are incredibly calm and collected, they do get jittery around strangers and unknown animals. They are very headstrong and strong willed, with high energy and high prey drive, which makes them difficult dogs to deal with. For this reason, this breed is not for inexperienced owners.

Perro de Presa Canario.