Dog legislation

THE LAW AND YOUR DOG

Today’s dog law is complex and isn’t just one piece of legislation. You may find the authorities want to speak to you about something connected to any of the below.

Clicking on the buttons below will take you to the current legislation.

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HELP, THE POLICE WANT TO SEIZE MY DOG

The police can only seize your dog using certain powers which are contained in the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, and the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Ask them which power they are using and record everything on your mobile phone. Stay calm and remain polite.

Seek specialist legal advice as soon as possible.‚Äč