The Canadian federal government does not regulate pit bull-type dogs, but one provincial government and some municipal governments in Canada have enacted breed-specific legislation banning or restricting pit bull-type dogs.
The following table discusses a sampling of the restrictions in force.
Restricted dogs may not be sold, given away, or acquired, and must be spay/neutered.
They must be muzzled when in public, wear a special red-and-yellow collar, and may only be handled by a competent adult over the age of 18.
Of these, the Pit Bull Terrier and the Perro de Presa Canario are the only breeds currently known to exist in Australia.
Breeds currently prohibited under Commonwealth legislation are the dogo Argentino; fila Brasileiro; Japanese tosa; American pit bull terrier (or pit bull terrier); and Perro de Presa Canario (or Presa Canario).Restricted breed dogs are also required to be sterilised unless there are extenuating circumstances relating to the animal's physical condition or medical treatment.Owners of these breeds are required to display of warning signs where these dogs are kept, meet stringent fencing requirements, notify the local government of changes in the dogs status (moved, died, etc..), and ensure their dogs wear dangerous dog collars.The Act also bans the breeding, sale and exchange of these dogs, even if they are on the 'Index of Exempted Dogs'. standards for the above breeds are on file in the office of the clerk and recorder, ex officio clerk of the City and County of Denver, at City Clerk Filing No. The law allowed owners of pit bulls living in Denver in July 1989 to keep them provided the owner: "It is illegal in Miami-Dade County to own any dog which substantially conforms to a Pit Bull breed dog, unless it was specially registered with Miami-Dade County prior to 1989. Otherwise it will be put down."No person shall own, keep, or harbor any dangerous animal in the City of Overland Park....The Act also covers cross-breeds of the above four types of dog. Acquisition or keeping of a Pit Bull dog: 0.00 fine and County Court action to force the removal of the animal from Miami-Dade County.""It shall be unlawful for any person to own, possess, keep, exercise control over, maintain, harbor, transport, or sell within the city of Council Bluffs, Iowa, any pit bull.... "For the purposes of this chapter "dangerous animal" means and includes..pit bull dog.