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Are American pitbulls illegal in the UK?

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October 14, 2015 10:46AM

It is against the law to own a Pit Bull Terrier in the UK. UK authorities judge a dog's breed based on physical appearance, so any dog that looks like a Pit Bull Terrier is banned.

If you own a banned dog in the UK, the police or dog wardens have the power to remove it, even if there have been no complaints and the dog is perfectly behaved.