I recieved this in my e-mail today :( There is now an official ban Nationwide Ban on the four bull breeds in = Germany The Staffordshire Bull Terrier,Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire = Terrier and Pit Bull Terrier, and any of their crosses, are now banned = from every state in Germany. The new legislation allows authorities to enter premises at will to = examine their Dogs, and take hair and skin samples. These breeds may no = longer be sold, imported, exported, or bred. The penalties are two years = imprisonment, =A32500 fine or both. Permission from a court for a = warrant is not required for this procedure. Each of the German states can add further dogs to this list if it so = desires. There is a possibility that because Germany is part of the EU that in = the future these laws may become part of EU policy.