The following countries either ban pit bulls completely or place strict conditions on their ownership, rescue and importation. For more information about the laws for each county, see:
Parts of Australia
Parts of Austria
Parts of Belgium
Parts of Brazil
Parts of China
Parts of Canada
Germany – Pit bull type dogs are banned in 15/16 German provinces.
Parts of Japan
New Zealand – Not only are pit bulls banned, but pit bulls and other breeds deemed “menacing” by the Government are not considered for adoption and are euthanised as a matter of course.
No countries except Canada and the US allow the importation of pit bull type dogs.