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Dangerous dogs

The police enforce the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. Under the Dangerous Dogs Act it's illegal to own, breed, sell, give away or keep any of the following four breeds of dog without an exemption obtained from a court: Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, Fila Braziliero.

Any dog is dangerously out of control if members of the public feel fearful or distressed for their safety or if the dog causes injury to anyone. The maximum penalty for these offences is two years imprisonment and/or a fine, the court can also place additional orders on the control of the dog which could result in the destruction of the dog.