The Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 (SA) contains additional restrictions on prescribed breeds of dogs. This currently applies to American Pit Bull Terrier, Fila Braziliero, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentina and Presa Canario [Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 (SA) s 4]. These breeds must be desexed and cannot be sold or given away (penalty $2 500). While not confined to the premises of the owner or person responsible for the control of the prescribed dog it must be muzzled and under the effective control of a person by means of physical restraint (penalty $2 500). Owners of these breeds face higher penalties for certain offences (up to $2 500 rather than $250).
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