Dog Breeds That Are Illegal To Own

Dog Breeds That Are Illegal To Own

Dog bites are a common occurrence, the U.S alone records over 4.7 million dog bites yearly. This makes dogs while being man's best friends also, pretty dangerous animals for humans.

People breed dogs for various reasons, from hunting to companionship and, of course, protection. You can find lots of dogs with various traits; some even have a bite force as strong as a lion.

In this post, you can find some dog breeds that have strengths, build, and force that make them dangerous to own.


The South African Boerboel is a fierce-looking dog with powerful watchdog instincts. They are also very difficult to train and need experienced dog trainers. These dog giants were specifically bred to hunt lions and baboons.

This mastiff breed is hefty and weighs up to 90 kilograms. With a bite force of over 800 pounds per square inch, you can have your bones snapped like twigs if you don't handle this dog well.

Due to their fierce reputation and nature, owning a Boerboel is forbidden in many countries.


Known to be one of the most dangerous and most powerful dogs on Earth, the Perro De Presa Canario is a dog breed that has cat-like paws and moves like one. It's not an easy dog to manage as it has a bad temperament.

Its bite force is over 540 pounds per square inch, making it really dangerous to get caught in its bad mood. It's banned in New Zealand, Australia, and a few places in the US.


This dog breed isn’t just dangerous, it’s also a massively expensive one. In fact, it’s one of the most expensive in the world, with a puppy costing up to $2 million. It’s also a revered dog breed in China.

The Tibetan mastiff was originally bred for herders to protect their sheep. It has an interesting look – resembling a lion's head and a bear's body.

The males of the Tibetan mastiff can weigh up to 75 kilograms and they have the bite force of a full-grown lion, 550 to 650 pounds per square inch.

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