The Dogo Argentino is banned or has ownership restrictions in certain countries, including the Cayman Islands, Denmark, Norway,Fiji, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Turkey. In the United Kingdom, under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, it is illegal to own a Dogo Argentino without lawful authority.
This attractive white dog was bred from a fighting breed but was also mixed with mellow dogs like the Irish Wolfhound and Great Dane to develop a strong animal that could hunt boar and puma.
The only people who use the Dogo Argentino for fighting are doing so illegally. That is no reason to ban the breed.
They are banned in the UK, where dogs may be taken away by the police. In the US, they have been banned in Aurora, Colorado, and New York City. New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Singapore, Iceland, Israel, and the Ukraine have all decided it is illegal to own one of these dogs. In Australia, it is even illegal to import a Dogo Argentino.