Dangerous Dog legislation is never simple! If you have been informed that you may be prosecuted for an offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 or that your dog may be subject to a civil action under The Dangerous Dog (Amendment) Act 1997 or S2 Dogs Act 1871, you need to contact your solicitor. Your solicitor will advise you as to what to do next.
The Courts are dealing with cases of dog bites, dogs used as ‘weapons’ and dogs’ behaviour on a very regular basis. Both Prosecution and Defence often require the expert knowledge of a dangerous dog assessor to perform behavioural or Prohibited Dog Breed confirmation assessments.
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The Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991 is a United Kingdom law that was passed in response to a perceived increase in the number of incidents involving dogs attacking people, particularly children. The law was intended to reduce the number of incidents by controlling certain types of dogs. It made it illegal to own certain breeds of dogs, such as pit bulls, without a license. It also created a licensing system for other breeds of dogs, and established restrictions on where certain breeds could be taken in public.
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