Restricted, menacing, dangerous dogs

If your dog is a restricted breed, declared menacing or dangerous, there may be restrictions around how and when you can keep it. Agriculture Victoria has more information on restricted breed dogs. 

Restricted breeds (including any cross breeds)

  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Pit bull terrier
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • Perro De Presa Canario (or Presa Canario)

Menacing dogs

A menacing dog is any dog that has been declared menacing by a council. Agriculture Victoria has more information on menacing dogs.

Dangerous dogs

Dangerous dogs are:

  • kept to guard a non-residential premises
  • trained to attack or bite any person or thing attached or worn by a person
  • declared dangerous by a council

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