Dangerous Dogs

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

Clare Williams | Posted 13.05.2015 | 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?

Will Legislation Ever Prevent Dog Attacks?

Clare Williams | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK
Clare Williams

Dogs are not born dangerous. Yes some breeds are obviously going to inflict more damage than others in the wrong hands because of their size, power and 'gameness', but the environment they grow up in and the training they receive (or lack of it) also play a major part in their development.

Dangerous Dogs, Reckless Owners and Irresponsible Programme Makers

Clare Williams | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK
Clare Williams

Why is it that the moral compass of programme makers goes haywire when filming programmes about dogs? Why are they allowed to film and show scenes of animal abuse when they would never dream of filming scenes of child abuse in the same way. Dogs are covered by legislation too.

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Dangerous Dog Owners And Proud

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Dangerous dogs and their owners have become the bane of the police, who have to seize thousands of illegal pets every year. There is also an incre...

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...

Woman 'Seriously Injured' In Dog Attack Which Sparked Citywide Hunt

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK

A dog which attacked a woman and left her with "serious injuries" has been found after a search by armed police. The 22-year-old victim remains in ...

Dog Seized After Baby's 'Sudden Death'

PA | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

A six-day-old baby girl whose death prompted police to seize the family dog was named by Dyfed Powys Police today as Eliza-Mae Mullane. The dog sei...

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?...

Dog That Killed Sleeping Baby Was 'Banned Breed'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

The "dangerous" dog that mauled an 11-month-old baby to death was a banned breed, police have said. Ava-Jayne Corless was asleep in bed at a house ...

Police Kill Puppy During Raid

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

Police summoned armed officers to shoot a puppy dead during a raid on a house. The one-year-old pup was living in a house that was raided by office...

Woman Dies After Dog Attack

PA | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK

A 27-year-old woman has died after she was attacked by dogs, police said. Emma Bennett died yesterday evening after suffering serious bite injuries...

People Should Be Stopped From Raising Dogs as Weapons

Esther Hayden | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Esther Hayden

There are strong rules and regulations on weapons, and gun licencing laws in place, yet anyone, anywhere can go out and buy a puppy from a pet shop or breed from their dog, which could potentially grow to be a lethal weapon. These dogs are on our streets and, despite looking cute, can be as dangerous as a firearm.

Pictured: The Pet Bulldog Which Mauled A Four-Year-Old Girl To Death

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

This is the first picture of the dog which mauled four-year-old Lexi Branson to death as she slept. The animal was a family pet and had been broug...

Should All Dogs Be Muzzled?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Angela McGlynn, who lost her four-year-old son John Paul Massey in 2009 when his uncle's dog attacked him, has said parents cannot "just rely on the G...

Girl Mauled To Death 'Was Friendly Child Who Was Always Smiling'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

UPDATE: First Picture Of The Bulldog Which Mauled Girl, 4, To Death Shocked neighbours last night paid tribute to the young girl, named locally as...

Leicestershire Girl Dies After Dog Bite

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE: First Picture Of The Bulldog Which Mauled Girl, 4, To Death A young girl has died after being bitten by a dog, Leicestershire Police said....

What Makes a Dog Maul a Child?

Louise Glazebrook | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK
Louise Glazebrook

When a dog attacks, it's very easy to play the blame game, but it's not always that simple. Any dog can attack when forced into a situation where they feel threatened or scared. But a lot of the times these attacks take place, they follow a pattern.

Owner Of Dogs That Killed Teen Walks Free

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The family of Jade Lomas-Anderson have expressed their disgust after the owner of four dogs that savaged the 14-year-old to death was able to walk fre...

The New Breed of Coffee Cup Dog Walkers

Louise Glazebrook | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Glazebrook

In my opinion, the coffee cup owners aren't respecting others in the park. They just don't see what they are doing as wrong yet if a youth's dog ran up and jumped up at them trying to snatch a treat it would be totally abhorent. Yet when Phyllis the 5yr old Border Terrier does it, its either not noticed or just midly amusing.

Beverley Concannon Charged Over Jade Lomas-Anderson Dog Death

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK

The owner of four dogs that mauled a teenage girl to death has been charged with animal cruelty offences. Jade Lomas-Anderson, 14, died after she w...

Where In Britain Is A 'Dangerous Dogs Hotspot'?

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK

The north west of England is a dangerous dogs hotspot, according to new figures. New data has shown that one in every six hospital admissions for d...

Government Is Barking Up the Wrong Tree on Dangerous Dogs

The Conversation UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

But have the government got the wrong end of the leash again? While it can be argued that the current two-year maximum tariff is too lenient, will tougher sentences, post-event, do anything to address irresponsible dog ownership or reduce the proliferation of aggressive bull breed dogs on our streets, or indeed prevent dog attacks from taking place?

Toddler Seriously Injured in Rottweiler Attack

PA | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK

A toddler was being treated for serious injuries in hospital on Tuesday evening after being bitten by a Rottweiler. South Yorkshire police said the...

Should Killer Dog Owners Face Life In Prison?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK

People who own killer dogs could face life in prison, under proposals being considered by the government. The sentence would be a huge leap from th...