Many people agree that the Pit Bull dog breed can be more aggressive than a lot of other breeds of man's best friend, but some of you may not know that many cities in Arkansas have already totally banned the ownership of Pit Bulls.

We've all seen the arguments for owning any animal you want, "it's the way they are raised." And while I don't disagree with that statement, the other side of that argument is there are some breeds that are simply more aggressive than others. It's in their DNA.

The stat that shocked me the most is listed below in the most aggressive dog breeds list, Here's a hint, #1 is not a Pit Bull. They're not even in the top 10.

Most Aggressive Dog Breeds from

  1. Wolf Hybrid
  2. Cane Corso
  3. Bull Terrier
  4. Rhodesian Ridgeback
  5. Dogo Argentino
  6. Boerboel
  7. Basenji
  8. Saint Bernard (who knew?)
  9. American Bulldog
  10. Akita Inu
  11. Chow Chow
  12. Doberman Pinscher
  13. Alaskan Malamute
  14. Rottweiler
  15. German Shepherd
  16. Boxer
  17. Great Dane
  18. Bull Mastiff
  19. Siberian Husky
  20. Pit Bulls
friendly dog Pitbull terrier puppy

I was shocked to see the Pit Bull come in at number 20, after all, they do have the worst perceived reputation of all of the breeds listed above.

Up next we have cities that have banned the ownership of Pit Bulls, there are several other cities that restrict ownership, and some require city registration and proof of insurance.

Photo by Martín Saenz on Unsplash
Photo by Martín Saenz on Unsplash

The Pit Bull Banned or Restricted List

  • Arkadelphia (restricted)
  • Batesville
  • Beebe
  • Blevins
  • Cabot (reversed - must be registered)
  • Caddo Valley
  • Caraway
  • Carlisle
  • Dardanelle
  • De Queen
  • Des Arc
  • Dierks
  • Dover
  • Gassville
  • Hot Springs (restricted)
  • Humphrey (restricted)
  • Jacksonville
  • Lake City
  • Lake Village
  • Lonoke
  • Maumelle (reversed)
  • Mayflower
  • McGehee
  • Mineral Springs
  • Morrilton
  • Mountain Home
  • Murfreesboro
  • Nashville
  • North Little Rock
  • Osceola
  • Pangburn
  • Prescott
  • Ravenden
  • Russellville (restricted)
  • Salem
  • Shannon Hills
  • Sherwood
  • Trumann

* Some of these listings may have changed, this original list was made in 2017 and can be found at Several that were on the original list have since been removed due to local ordinance changes. If you see your city listed here, double check your local City Ordinances to make sure.

Pitbull Dog, Photo took in Heredia Costa Rica

The thing that Pit owners or any aggressive dog breed owners have to remember and take very seriously, anything your dog chews up is your responsibility. That means property and people. Owning a very aggressive dog breed can become a nightmare if you raise them to be guard dogs.

Photo by Dani v on Unsplash
Photo by Dani v on Unsplash

Know your local laws and city ordinances, sometimes the fines are very steep.

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