Control of dogs, the law and you

Guidance on the law governing the control of dogs.

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This leaflet is now out of date in the light of changes to the controls on dangerous dogs which came into effect in May 2014.


Control of dogs, the law and you

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This leaflet is out-of-date and has been archived. Up-to-date information on controlling your dog in public.

You could be breaking the law by allowing your dog to be dangerously out of control and some types of dogs are banned.

This guidance sets out what is meant by dangerously out of control and which dogs are banned.

Published 21 June 2011