Are American Staffordshire Terriers considered a banned breed in the UK like the American Pit Bull Terrier?

I know Staffordshire Bull Terriers aren't banned in the UK but idk about the American Staffy. I know that the country where I live both Staffy breeds aren't under the ban but the APBT is. LmN- Nice assumptions. I don't live in the UK or the USA. Yeah that little 17 pound ball of fluff at my feet is definitely a Pit Bull. You have also got to stop spewing that same "I doubt you have a AKC registered" line. AKC applies to nowhere but AMERICA. Surely you are aware that this place is visited by people all over the world. AKC don't mean crap if you live in New Zealand, Germany, or literally anywhere else that isn't damn America.

latcho dives

The wording in the ban says exactly "American Bull Terrier type Dogs" if my memory serves me correctly. So yeah i guess they are banned in that case within the U.k. Cos that type of wording allows the Ole Bill the way to seize any Dog that looks remotely like a pit bull basically. AmStaff inclusive

Nekkid Truth!

Pretry sure they are. Even many people with "English" staffies face issues with BSL unless they have solid proof of their dogs breed.


Yes they are a banned breed. They don't distinguish between the American Staff and the Pit Bull here. The UK Staffie is a totally different dog although being bred bigger and bigger and mixed with Pit Bulls.

Love my Newf

The American Pit Bull Terrier isn't a breed. There isn't a single legitimate registry that recognizes it as a breed nor will it EVER be recognized. It's a MIX of bully breeds. "Whether your dog is a banned type depends on what it looks like, rather than its breed or name. "If your dog matches many of the characteristics of a Pit Bull Terrier, it may be a banned type." I also highly doubt you have an AKC registered American Staffordshire so you just think you could CLAIM your Pit Bull is one.


I’m not sure but I know the AKC accepts it

bluebonnetgranny: https I just googled your question to answer your question but there is so much information in the sites I sent you the whole search. I do not live in the UK so your laws are unknown to me.


The American Staffordshire Terrier, also known as the Amstaff, is a medium-sized, short-coated American dog breed. It is one of several breeds in the pit bull group.......... Pit bulls are banned