Dangerous Dogs Act

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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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Four breeds of dog are outlawed by the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 - pit bull terriers, Japanese tosas, dogo Argentinos and the fila Brasileiros.
Chief constable Bernard Hogan- Howe has also asked the home office for an amnesty so that animals banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 can be handed in by owners.
Update the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 to move away from breed-specific legislation;
The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 was brought into force because of an outcry over a cluster of dog attacks on people, resulting in the ban on four named breeds.
The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 was originally introduced after a pit bull terrier savagely attacked Rukhsana Khan, then just six.
The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 makes it a criminal offence to allow a dog to be dangerously out of control and cause injury or fear of injury in a public place.
Four breeds are outlawed by the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 - pit bull terriers, Japanese tosas, the dogo Argentinos and the fila brasileiros.
A Defra spokesman said: "The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 applies to dogs in public or non-public places where they are not permitted to be.
Once the amnesty finishes, anyone who is found in possession of one of these dogs, banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, could be liable for a pounds 5,000 fine and up to six months in jail.
Anthony Richard Green, 28, of Riddings Rise, Sheepridge, was found guilty of three charges under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 at Huddersfield Magistrates' Court yesterday.
I AM writing with regards to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
In Tyne and Wear, Northumbria Police deal with dangerous dogs under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.