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Breeds Targeted in Italy

This list was originally published September 12, 2003. In addition to all dog's within the FCI's Group 1 and Group 2, the Italian government also included the "pitbull" and the Great Japanese Dog.

 

I'm still confirming the exact restrictions, but it looks like the following:

 

- muzzled in public

- leashed in public

- specific mention of muzzling and leashing on public transit

- liability insurance

- not allowed to be owned by convicted criminals (certain crimes only)

- not allowed to be walked by minors

 

On September 13, 2004, an additional list was published listing 18 breeds considered by the Italian government to be particularly prone to aggression.

 

Three of these (pit bull, pit bull mastiff, and pit bull terrier) have been combined into one line for the purposes of this table, thus reducing the "aggressive" list to 16.

 

I have not been able to confirm if there any additional restrictions on these "aggressive" breeds.

 

Breed# Breed FCI# Country Aggressive
       
GROUP 1 - SHEEPDOGS AND CATTLE DOGS EXCEPT SWISS CATTLE DOGS      
Section 1 - Sheepdogs      
1 Australian Kelpie 293 Australia  
2 Belgian Shepherd Dog 15 Belgium  
3 Schipperke 83 Belgium  
4 German Shepherd Dog 166 Germany  
5 Catalan Sheepdog 87 Spain  
6 Beauceron 44 France  
7 Briard 113 France  
8 Berger Picard (Picardy Sheepdog) 176 France  
9 Pyrenean Sheepdog - long-haired 141 France  
10 Pyrenean Sheepdog - smooth faced 138 France  
11 Bearded Collie 271 Great Britain  
12 Border Collie 297 Great Britain  
13 Collie Rough 156 Great Britain  
14 Collie Smooth 296 Great Britain  
15 Old English Sheepdog (Bobtail) 16 Great Britain  
16 Shetland Sheepdog 88 Great Britain  
17 Welsh Corgi Cardigan 38 Great Britain  
18 Welsh Corgi Pembroke 39 Great Britain  
19 Bergamasco Shepherd Dog 194 Italy  
20 Maremma and Abruzzes Sheepdog 201 Italy  
21 Komondor 53 Hungary  
22 Kuvasz 54 Hungary  
23 Mudi 238 Hungary  
24 Puli 55 Hungary  
25 Pumi 56 Hungary  
26 Dutch Shepherd Dog 223 Netherlands  
27 Saarloos Wolfdog 311 Netherlands  
28 Dutch Schapendoes 313 Netherlands  
29 Polish Lowland Sheepdog 251 Poland  
30 Tatra Shepherd Dog 252 Poland  
31 Portuguese Sheepdog 93 Portugal  
32 Croatian Sheepdog 277 Croatia  
33 Slovakian Chuvach 142 Slovakia  
34 South Russian Shepherd Dog 326 Russia  
35 Australian Shepherd 342 United States  
36 Czekoslovakian Wolfdog 332 Slovakia  
37 White Swiss Shepherd 347 Switzerland  
       
Section 2 - Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)      
38 Australian Cattle Dog 287 Australia  
39 Bouvier des Flandres 191 Belgium/France  
40 Bouvier des Ardennes 171 Belgium  
41 Cao Fila de São Miguel 340 Portugal  
       
       
GROUP 2 - PINSCHER, SCHNAUZER, MOLOSSOID, SWISS MOUNTAIN AND CATTLE DOGS, OTHER      
Section 1 - Pinscher and Schnauzer      
42 Dobermann 143 Germany  
43 German Pinscher 184 Germany  
44 Miniature Pinscher 185 Germany  
45 Affenpinscher 186 Germany  
46 Austrian Pinscher 64 Austria  
47 Giant Schnauzer 181 Germany  
48 Schnauzer 182 Germany  
49 Miniature Schnauzer 183 Germany  
50 Dutch Smoushond 308 Netherlands  
51 Black Russian Terrier 327 Russia  
       
Section 2 - Molossoid Breeds      
52 Dogo Argentino 292 Argentina Yes
53 Fila Brasileiro 225 Brazil Yes
54 Shar Pei 309 China/Great Britain  
55 Danish Broholmer 315 Denmark  
56 German Boxer 144 Germany  
57 Great Dane 235 Germany  
58 Rottweiler 147 Germany Yes
59 Ca de Bou (Majorca Mastiff) 249 Spain Yes
60 Dogue de Bordeaux 116 France  
61 Bulldog 149 Great Britain  
62 Bullmastiff 157 Great Britain  
63 Mastiff 264 Great Britain  
64 Neapolitan Mastiff 197 Italy Yes
65 Tosa (Inu) 260 Japan Yes
66 Cane Corso Italiano 343 Italy  
67 Anatolian Shepherd Dog 331 Turkey Yes
68 Newfoundland 50 Canada  
69 Hovawart 190 Germany  
70 Leonberger 145 Germany  
71 Landseer (Continental-European type) 226 Germany/Switzerland  
72 Spanish Mastiff 91 Spain  
73 Pyrenean Mastiff 92 Spain  
74 Pyrenean Mountain Dog 137 France  
75 Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog (Sharplanina) 41 Macedonia/Yugoslavia Yes
76 Atlas Shepherd Dog 247 Africa (Morocco)  
77 Cao da Serra da Estrela 173 Portugal Yes
78 Cao de Castro Laboreiro 170 Portugal  
79 Rafeiro do Alentejo (Alentejo Mastiff) 96 Portugal Yes
80 Saint Bernard Dog 61 Switzerland  
81 Karst Shepherd Dog 278 Slovenia  
82 Kavkazskaia Ovtcharka (Caucasian Shepherd Dog) 328 Russia Yes
83 Sredneasiatskaia Ovtcharka (Central Asia Shepherd Dog) 335 Russia Yes
84 Tibetan Mastiff 230 Tibet  
85 Presa Canario (Dogo Canario) 346 Spain Yes
       
Section 3 - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs      
86 Appenzell Cattle Dog 46 Switzerland  
87 Bernese Mountain Dog 45 Switzerland  
88 Entlebuch Cattle Dog 47 Switzerland  
89 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog 58 Switzerland  
       
Section 4 - Great Japanese Dog      
90 Great Japanese Dog 344 Japan  
       
       
"AGGRESSIVE" BREEDS NOT LISTED ELSEWHERE      
91 American Bulldog   United States Yes
92 Perro da canapo majoero (Perro de Ganado Majorero)   Spain Yes
93 Pit bull, pit bull mastiff, pit bull terrier   United States Yes
       
       
FCI GROUPS 1 & 2 BREEDS NOT IN ITALIAN LIST      
94 Majorca Shepherd Dog 321 Spain  
     

 

Updated September 26, 2007

 


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