Zeke was seized in June last year
A Nottinghamshire man has won a legal battle to get his pet back after it was seized more than a year ago under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Jason Singh took his case to Nottingham Magistrates' Court which ruled that his pet dog Zeke was not a type of pit bull terrier.
The pet will be handed back to his owner by Rushcliffe Borough Council.
"Zeke is clearly a delightful, friendly dog and shows no sign of aggression at all," Judge Morris Cooper said.
The court found that Mr Singh's pet was not a prohibited animal under the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act and ordered that it be returned to him.
A Rushcliffe Borough Council statement said it was disappointed at the decision, adding it had not argued that the dog was dangerous but that it was a banned breed under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Mr Singh of Greenacre, Edwalton, said his dog Zeke is not a banned pit bull terrier, but a cross with a Dogue de Bordeaux, a type of French mastiff.
"It has been over a year - and it's been absolute hell but it's been worth it and I've had a lot of people supporting me," Mr Singh said.
The dog was seized in June 2007.