Dangerous Dogs

Please note that the Council does not hold any legislation to deal with dangerous dogs and any reports should be made to the police. 

You should contact the police if:

  • If a dog is dangerously out of control, has bitten a person or animal or is likely to bite.
  • If the dog is suspected to be one of four banned breeds – Pit Bull Terrier-type, Japanese Tosa, Fila Braziliero or Dogo Argentino.
  • If a person is breeding, selling, giving away or advertising for sale a banned breed of dog.
  • If a dog has been worrying livestock.