5 dogs that are too dangerous to breed

GLADSTONE'S council recently asked for the community's views on compulsory pet desexing, with the welfare of animals in mind.

The problem of stray cats and dogs means pets are meeting an early end in Gladstone's pound.

But these restricted dogs already need to be desexed under Commonwealth Law, with the welfare of the community in mind, as they are deemed too dangerous to breed.

Along with compulsory de-sexing, council officers are responsible for making sure owners muzzle the dogs in public, fit the dog with an identification collar, and keep it in a child proof enclosure.

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Dogo Argentino

In 1928, a doctor Antonio Nores Martinez wanted to breed a dog capable of big game hunting which could also remain a loyal pet and guard dog.  

He came up with the Dogo Argentino -- a dog with a reputation for protecting its owner to the death.

It's a large white dog with a muscular and strong build which has made them commonly used for hunting.

The Dogo Argentino is banned in a number of countries, including Ukraine, Iceland, and Singapore, while many other countries have restrictions on ownership.

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Filo Brasileiro

The Filo Brasileiro is another man-made breed of dog, which was developed in Brazil for hunting purposes.

It is believed to be a descendent of a range of hunting dogs, including the English Mastiff.

Instead of attacking its prey for the kill, the Filo Brasileiro will hold its prey until the hunter arrives.

It is illegal to own this dog in a number of countries, including the UK, Israel, Denmark and Norway.

It is a restricted dog in NSW, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, and Western Australia.

Japanese Tosa

The Japanese Tosa was originally bred in Tosa, known as Kochi today, as a fighting dog.

The dog is a mix of the native Japanese Shikoku-Inu, which is much smaller, and a range of European dogs, including the Great Dane, the Old English Bull, and the Mastiff.

The aim was to breed a larger and more powerful dog, and it generally weighs between 36 and 61 kg.

The Japanese Tosa is banned in a long list of countries, including Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, among many others.

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American Pitbull Terrier

The American Pitbull Terrier is a mix of the Old English Terriers and the Old English Bulldogs.

It was bred with the aim of combining the ability of the terrier to hunt with the bulldog's athleticism and strength.

Pitbull breeds of dogs, like the American Pitbull Terrier are banned or restricted in countries around the world, because of their reputation for attacking humans.

Perro de Pressa Canario

The English translation for Perro de Pressa Canario is "Canarian catch dog", as it's regularly used for working with livestock.

The Perro de Pressa Canario requires early socialisation and obedience training or it can be particularly aggressive throughout its life.

The dog is illegal in both Australia and New Zealand. 

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