In the UK, it is against the law to own certain types of dogs. If you are caught with one of these dogs in the UK, you could be given a fine, which has no limits, and/or time in prison. If you dog is found to be not dangerous, it may be added to the Index of Exempted Dogs (IED). If you are able to keep the dog, it must be neutered and on a leash and muzzled when out in public.  Owners of dogs on the Index of Exempted Dogs must have insurance against the dog injuring others.  If your dog looks like a banned dog, the police may decide to take it and keep it in a kennel while waiting on a court date. During this time, you are not allowed to see your dog.  You will be given the chance to prove that your dog is not a banned dog. I think the U.K should look again because the should not and I will tell you why. The type of dogs:   “Pitbull” isn’t a type of dog.  It’s a general term used to portray some of the dogs with almost the same qualities and traits, regularly referred to by the public as Pitbulls.  This addresses the ban of these types of breed of dog in the UK and this includes pit bull type of dogs.  The act bans four breeds. The Pitbull terrier, originally from England, is the first of the banned dogs.  They were bred with fighting in mind.  The japanese tosa is another banned dog. 1. The Pitbull Terrier:  The Pitbull Terrier is a common pet in many countries of the world, where they are not considered illegal.  They are especially popular pets in the United States. Be that as it may, the Pitbull is not exactly a type of dog, but refers more to dogs of a specific type, that has common qualities and traits as dogs such as the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the Bull Terrier, and the American Pitbull Terrier. The Pitbull type of dogs normally include a crossing of a terrier breed and bull breed. They are normally medium sized and very muscular. Pitbulls come in a wide range of colors.  Pitbulls generally have short hair. In the past, the Pitbull was used to help with hunting and managing farm animals.  While many Pitbulls live in loving homes and are a part of the family, unfortunately, many are now used for dog fighting.2. The Japanese Tosa: The Japanese Tosa is a dog originally from Japan.  It is very rare in both Japan and further away today. The Japanese Tosa is also banned in several other countries. Their weight can be anywhere from 80 pounds up to 200 pounds, and have short hair that usually is a shade of red. The Japanese Tosa was meant to be used for fighting. The Japanese Tosa is still used for fighting today, which is why it is considered illegal.3. The Dogo Argentino: The Dogo Argentino is from Argentina. It is a large breed of dog.  They are usually pretty muscular.  It was trained for big game hunting and for protection. The Dogo Argentinos are normally white in color.They were mainly bred from the Cordoba Fighting Dog, which is now extinct.  They were raised to work well with other dogs without showing any violent behavior. The purpose of breeding the Dogo Argentino was also to get rid of the aggressive qualities of the Cordoba Fighting Dog. This was mostly successful. However, due to their ability to work hard for a long time, their constant trying and boldness, the Dogo Argentino has also been trained and used for dog fighting. The Dogo Argentino is forbidden in several other countries.4. The Fila Brasileiro: The Fila Brasileiro or the Brazilian Mastiff is a dog is a type of Molosser dog. It comes from the English Mastiff, Bloodhound and others. They are tall dogs with a large head, jaw and mouth.  They have a muscular build and are heavy.  Their bones are large and their skin is very loose. They also have an unusual walk where the legs move in pairs on the same side of the body instead of diagonally. The Fila Brasileiro was first famous for its worth as a working dog, with the ability to work hard for a long time and an amazing ability to track. However, the breed is also famous for its short temper and forceful nature. They try to socialize with and train puppies of their breed to have a calmer behavior. They are only somewhat successful, which is the reason for including this dog on the forbidden list. The Fila Brasileiro is not only illegal within the UK, but also several other countries.