Dangerous dogs

Dangerous dogs

We believe it is more important to target individual aggressive dogs than to single out a particular type of dog as being dangerous.

A dog’s behaviour is partly a result of its inherited characteristics but rearing and training provided by the owner is more important to the manner in which a dog behaves.

Reviewed: 2014
Publisher: BVA
Number of pages: 9
Format: PDF

This guide contains:

  • Our policy position on dangerous dogs
  • What you need to know if presented with a banned dog
  • Identifying a pit bull terrier type dog
  • What advice you can provide to a client if you suspect they own an unregistered dog
  • The index of exempted dogs
  • Licensing dogs in Northern Ireland
  • Dogs that are dangerously out of control
  • Resources promoting responsible dog ownership

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