is it legal to have a staff x pit bull i live in London UK

i have just got a staff x pit bull but lots of people are telling me that it is against the law in the UK please some1 help as i have looked for answers but every1s saying different things and i need to no thank you.

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  • Sarah LundleySarah Lundley OaklandPosts: 894Member
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    Get online to find the answer. Google the information about dog laws in the U.K. and something should come up. All the laws regarding dogs should be available to you. Plus, call as many shelters that you can and ask the question and you'll get the answer.
  • kathy loftkathy loft BellevillePosts: 2,200Member
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    Yes there is a pit bull ban in the Uk, that includes purebred and cross bred dogs. I believe it is basically the same here in Canada. If you owned a pit before the law passed you were allowed to keep your dog but it needed to be muzzled at all times when out in public. It is against the law to breed, so neutering and spaying was a must. This is where the ban comes into effect, no more puppies, so when the dog passes away, no more pits in Canada. You are not even allowed to transport a pit into Ontario. This is a recent article from our paper. http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2009/06/11/9765826.html This is Ontario ban http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2005/08/29/pit_bull_ban_2005_08_29.html This is what I found from the Uk http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6222689.stm I see your dog is only 3 months old so you are legally not allowed to own this pet and the person who bred their dog could also get into trouble.
  • ashley taylorashley taylor Posts: 3Member
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    i have a pit bull too and did not know he was against the law ither and a lot of ppl told me the same thing . i did the reserch and found out that they are legal with rules regarding them. befor you give up on your pup look up the laws for your area and any that you visit on google or any online servise you may just have to have your pitt registered and insured that is all i had to do. some areas though the police have the right to shoot your dog on sight if he/she is without a musel and other areas they can just shoot them so look up your information the pit bull bread has become and hated race so please just know to be carefull
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    American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers (and mixes of them) are among the breeds banned or restricted in England. I'm sorry.
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