Dangerous Dogs Act

Dog Fighting Sentencing Is A Dog's Dinner

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

It's often said that Britain is a nation of animal-lovers. Right now, though, we are badly failing man's best friend. The League Against Cruel Sports...

How a Dangerous Dog Attack Took My Guide Dog and Independence

Ed Green | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK
Ed Green

On 20 June 2012 I lost my guide dog and my independence - all in the space of one horrific day. The dog attack incident that I experienced is still in my memory.

One Year On - Are Changes to the Dangerous Dogs Act Effective?

Clare Williams | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
Clare Williams

With a new administration now in post isn't it time for the Government to overhaul the laws and do more to tackle the real root of the problem, before responsible dog owners find more of their freedoms curtailed?

Pit Bulls, Witchhunts, Genocide and Dogifestos

Beverley Cuddy | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK
Beverley Cuddy

Pit Bulls are the most vilified and legislated-against type of dog in UK history and had the Dangerous Dogs Act done the job that Kenneth Baker and the Tory government had intended it to do, the 1991 generation would have been the last. The Act ordered all Pit Bull types to be neutered or killed.

Paws for Reflection Before Jerking the Knee

Beverley Cuddy | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beverley Cuddy

In France a couple of years ago a baby was tragically killed by a German Shepherd. The adult in charge was arrested for not properly supervising and the dog was taken away for assessment. How revolutionary.

The Dangerous Dog Owner Problem

Rachel Cunningham | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK
Rachel Cunningham

We need penalties for those owners who allow their dogs to attack and kill other dogs, cats, and other animals. We need better controls on dog breeding, advertising and sales. Only when we insist on better behaviour from the person on the other end of the lead will we be able to address the dangerous owner problem.

Man 'Threatened Social Worker With Dogs' That Later Killed His Pregnant Partner

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

A man whose pregnant partner was killed by his two pit bull-type dogs had threatened social workers with one of the animals months before the death, a...

What All Owners Need to Know About the Amended Dangerous Dogs Act

Clare Williams | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Williams

The Dangerous Dog Act misleadingly suggests this is a law only applying to certain breeds of dogs most famously the banned Pit Bull. In fact it is a law that has always applied to all owners and all dog breeds.

Family Dogs Put Down Following Baby's Death

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Two dogs, an Alaskan Malamute and a dog, and collie-cross breed have been put down following the death of a six-day-old girl, in her home in West Wale...

Charlotte Meredith

New Dangerous Dog Laws 'Will Not Prevent Future Attacks'

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK

The UK's dog laws are due to be strengthened later this year after a string of fatal attacks, but are they enough to prevent attacks from reoccurring?...

Jade Anderson's Family Call For Change In Dangerous Dogs Law

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK

The family of a teenager mauled to death by a pack of dogs have launched a petition for a change in the law after police said they were unlikely to pr...

'Unlikely' Anyone Will Be Prosecuted Over Dog Attack

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK

It is unlikely anyone will be prosecuted over the death of a 14-year-old who was mauled by a pack of dogs, police admitted after saying they had no ev...

Is It Time For Tougher Dog Laws?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK

Campaigners say it is time to toughen up Britain's dangerous dog laws in the aftermath of the death of Jade Anderson. They want to see 'dog wardens...

Royal Mail Delivers Stern Warning To Dog Owners

PA | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

Dog-owners have been urged to keep their animals under control during the school holidays to tackle the "unacceptably high" number of attacks on posta...

Owners Need to Take Responsibility to Tackle Dog Aggression

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

An out of control dog can have potentially fatal consequences, so dog aggression is a serious issue that nobody can ignore. But what is really causing this problem and, perhaps more importantly, what can be done to solve the issue?

Dangerous Dog Owners Could Face Jail

PA | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK

Owners of dangerously out of control dogs which harm others in a public place will face up to 18 months in prison under new guidelines for judges. ...

Why the Fight Goes on to Get it Right on Dangerous Dogs

Rachel Cunningham | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK
Rachel Cunningham

Pity the Poor Pit Bull Terrier- The Pit Bull Terrier type is perhaps the most abused and misunderstood dog in our society. Bred to fight bulls and other large animals, the breed-type was outlawed in the UK in 1991 when the Dangerous Dogs Act was first introduced.