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Dangerous Dogs

There are certain types of dog that are banned by law. Whether a dog is banned depends upon what the dog looks like rather than the name of the breed and the court will decide if a dog looks like a banned type.

 

The types of dog that are banned are:

  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brasileiro

 

Some of these dogs can be exempt from the ban but only if this has been decided by the courts. It will then need to be placed on the exemptions register and have further restrictions place upon it.

 

Other breeds of dogs can be considered dangerous if they are dangerously out of control. A dog can be dangerously out of control if:

  • It injures a person or animal 
  • If it behaves in a manner which makes the person believe it will injure them.

 

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If you have any concerns over dangerous dogs then you should contact the police on 01234 841212 or 01234 271212.

For more information on dangerous dogs please visit the DEFRA website.filo

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