Dog Laws

Dog Control Orders and Byelaws: What You Need to Know

Nov 14th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Dog Laws

Dog Control Orders replaced Dog Byelaws in April 2006. Existing byelaws remain in effect until such time as a dog control order for the same issue is made on the same land.
The Dogs Fouling of Land Act 1996 has been repealed but existing designations remain in force until any dog control order is [...]

The Sale of Pets: What the Law Says

Oct 27th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Dog Laws

Pet sales
There will be new regulations on pet vending.  At present, we are considering making the following changes. These will, of course, be subject to public consultation and Parliamentary approval.

Pet shops should continue to be licensed with renewal every three years rather than annually, with inspections on a risk managed basis.

Local Authorities will issue licences [...]

Tail Docking: What the Law Says

Oct 27th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Dog Laws

From 6 April 2007 in England, and 28 March in Wales, the mutilation of animals was banned under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, with certain exemptions set out in the 2007 and the 2008 (Amendment) Regulations. “Mutilation” covers any procedure that involves interference with the sensitive tissues or bone structure of an animal other than [...]

Animal Welfare Act 2006

Oct 26th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Dog Laws

Information about the Act
How does the Act affect me?
Information for Local Authorities
Secondary Legislation and Codes of Practice to be made under the Act
Improvement Notice Template
When did the Animal Welfare Act come into effect?
From 6 April 2007 (and in Wales from 27 March 2007), animal welfare law was improved.
Not only is it [...]

The Dangerous Dogs Act

Oct 25th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Dog Laws

The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 is a piece of UK legislation that was introduced in response to various incidents of serious injury or death resulting from attacks by aggressive and uncontrolled dogs, particularly on children. These incidents received heavy tabloid attention, causing widespread public concern over the keeping of dangerous dogs and a resulting legislative [...]