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It is against the law to own the following types of dogs:
It’s also against the law to:
Please note: the police enforce this legislation. This is not something we can enforce.
If you have a banned dog, the police can take it away and keep it, even if:
The police may need permission from a court to do this.
The police do not need a warrant if it is:
The police do need a warrant if it is:
A police will judge what type of dog you have and whether it is (or could be) a danger to the public.
Your dog will then either be:
You’re not allowed to visit your dog while you wait for the court decision. You should direct all enquires about your dog to the police, we will not be able to help you.
We may pick up a banned breed and treat it as a stray dog if found alone in public. We will then work with the police and special arrangements will be made for the dog.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.