Fighting dog breeds
American Pit Bull Terrier
The main breeds that are used for dog fighting are the American Pit Bull Terrier, Irish Staffordshire Bull Terrier, English Bull Terrier, English Sports Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Presa Canario, Bulli Kutta, Central Asian Shepherd Dog and Caucasian Shepherd Dog, Japanese Tosa Inu and large breed terriers. And the most popular fighting breed in the world is the American Pit Bull Terrier.
Dog fighting has been popular in many countries throughout history and is still practiced both legally and illegally around the world.
Pakistan and Afghanistan
Although illegal, but due to a lack of police attention, fights are regularly held here. The most common fighting breed in these places is known as Bulli Kutta or Pakistan Mastiff. Asian and Caucasian Shepherd Dogs are also used.
JapanJapanese Tosa Inu
Dog fighting was especially developed in the city of Kochi. Dogs fought in the hedge until one of the dogs began to bark, screech, or lose the will to fight. The owners had the right to throw a towel to stop the match. Draws usually occur if both dogs stop fighting or reach the time limit. The champion dog was called yokozuna, as in sumo. Nowadays, despite animal welfare laws, dog fighting is not prohibited in Japan, with the exception of Tokyo. Most of the fighting dogs in Japan are dogs of the Tosa Inu breed (Japanese mastiff), a special breed bred in Kochi.
Dogo Argentina Dog fighting is widely practiced in most countries of Latin America, especially in Argentina, Peru and many parts of Brazil (where dog fighting is illegal). Great Dane is by far the most common breed for this bloody sport. Also used is the breed of Phil brasileiro. The American Pit Bull Terrier is another popular breed of dog that is commonly involved in dog fights.
Dog fighting was popular until the 19th century. By the beginning of the twentieth century, cruelty inherent in dog fighting was no longer perceived by American society. They became illegal, and this trend continues into the 21st century.
Presa Canario Dog fighting is a crime in 48 states and an offense in Idaho and Wyoming. In most states, this is a violation of the law, presence in dog fights is also a violation of the law. Dog fighting is increasingly practiced by gangs in low-income areas and is associated with gambling.
The most popular fighting breeds in the United States are the American Pit Bull Terrier, Great Dane, and Presa Canario.
Although there are laws in Russia to protect animals, dog fighting is widely practiced. Laws prohibiting fighting were adopted in certain places, and in others, dog fighting is legal and is carried out under the supervision of the All-Russian Association of Wolfhound Breeders.
The American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, English Bull Terrier, Asian and Caucasian Shepherd Dogs are the most common fighting dog breeds in Russia.
In Roman times, dogs were mainly used in army battles, but later they were also used for dog fights in the amphitheater. Back in 1154, during the reign of Henry II, baiting a bull or a bear with dogs was a popular entertainment.
The “Animal Cruelty Act” of 1835 in the UK was the first legislative act in the world to make dog fighting illegal.
Now dog fighting is illegal in all countries of the first world and in many countries of the third world. However, dog fights are still held.