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are pitbull cross dogs illegal in the uk

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are pitbull cross dogs illegal in the uk
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 7 years ago.

Its not that simple.


Have you been charged with keeping a prohibited dog?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no i just need to know for my sister in law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 7 years ago.


So whats the situation?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
we need to knw if a pit cross is illegal in the uk as my sis in law has just bought what she thought was a staff but ppl are telling her its a pit cross
Expert:  Street Legal replied 7 years ago.

The law in relation to American pit bull type dogs is confusing. There are problems trying to define such animals in relation to breed specifications. For this reason the courts will assess an animal to see if it is an American pitbull type.


They will assess its overall shape with the help of animal experts.


The only safe way of knowing is to take it to the RSPCA or the PDSA and ask them. However, if they decide that it is an American pit-bull type you may find yourself being prosecuted.