This term often encompasses several breeds, including the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and sometimes mixes.
Rottweilers are large and powerful dogs. Their strong guarding instincts and physical abilities have led to restrictions or bans in some areas.
Despite being one of the most popular breeds for police and military work due to their intelligence and versatility, German Shepherds have faced restrictions in some regions due to perceived aggression.
Huskies are known for their energetic nature and high prey drive, which in some cases has led to them being restricted or banned in certain areas.
Like Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes are powerful, independent, and sometimes subjected to restrictions due to their resemblance to wolf-like breeds.
Similar to Pit Bulls, American Bulldogs are sometimes included in breed-specific legislation due to concerns about aggression.
Known for their loyalty and protective nature, Dobermans have sometimes been subjected to breed-specific laws due to concerns about their potential for aggression.
Not a pure breed, but hybrids between wolves and domestic dogs can be restricted due to the unpredictability of their behavior resulting from the combination of wild and domestic traits.