Dangerous Dogs Act

Dangerous Dogs Act

An Act of Parliament (UK) introduced in 1991 in response to serious injuries and fatalities, especially of children, caused by aggressive and uncontrolled dogs. The Act bans 4 types (breeds) of so-called Specially Controlled Dogs: pit bull terrier, Japanese tosa, dogo Argentino and fila Braziliero, as well as mixtures thereof.
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Laws rushed through in a state of nearpanic nearly always have their faults, and the Dangerous Dogs Act is no exception.
JADEN'S death sparked calls last night for reform of the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act.
The eight-inch-high miniature dachshund faced being destroyed under the Dangerous Dogs Act for allegedly attacking landscape gardener Shaun Anderson, pictured, outside his home.
Jean Bernadette Harvey (23) entered not guilty pleas to two charges of allowing a dog to enter a private place and injure her next door neighbour Leah Preston, contrary to the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act.
We are demanding the Government extend the Dangerous Dogs Act to include rottweilers.
THE COLLAR The British Veterinary Association, Blue Cross, Dogs Trust, Kennel Club and RSPCA want ministers to close a loophole in the Dangerous Dogs Act - DOGS highlighted by the Daily Mirror - that means it is nearly impossible to prosecute owners over attacks on private property.
Tayside Police said a 33-year-old woman had been charged under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 for failing to keep the animals under control.
Sgt Jill Hughes said: "The dogs have been seized as we believe them to be a breed banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Hussain, a 40-year-old mother of five from Hawthorne Fosse, Newport, pleaded guilty to being in possession of the pit-bull type dog contrary to the Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991 at a previous hearing at the city's magistrates' court.
Her uncle, Kiel Simpson, 24, was jailed by a Liverpool court after he previously admitted owning a dog which was banned under the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act.
Her uncle, 23-year-old Kiel Simpson, pleaded guilty at Liverpool Magistrates' Court today to owning a dog banned under the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act, namely an American pit bull terrier.
I recently had to assess and write a report on the temperament of a dog that had been seized under the Dangerous Dogs Act.