A PIT bull terrier named Gucci and her eight puppies face destruction under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Both the ownership and breeding of pit bulls were banned in the UK in 1991.

Levi Brown, 25, from Fletcher Close, Crawley, is opposing an application for the nine dogs to be destroyed.

If granted, brown coloured pitbull terrier Gucci and her eight puppies, who are also pit bull terrier dogs, will be destroyed.

A court hearing has been adjured until August 28 at Brighton Magistrates' Court.

In the UK, it’s against the law to own certain types of dogs.

These are the pit bull terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and Fila Brasileiro.

It’s also against the law to sell, abandon, give away or breed a banned dog.

Whether your dog is a banned type depends on what it looks like, rather than its breed or name.

If you have a banned dog, the police or local council dog warden can take it away and keep it, even if it is not acting dangerously and there has not been a complaint.

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