Kennel Club welcome new dangerous dog guidelines but claim they don’t go far enough
The Kennel Club has welcomed new guidelines which come into effect today on sentencing for dangerous dog offences but remains concerned that recent government proposals to update flawed dangerous dog legislation fail to include genuinely preventative measures.
The Sentencing Council’s new guidelines will help to ensure that courts use their full power when dealing with irresponsible owners who allow their dog to be dangerously out of control, as well as extending the guidelines to include injuries to other animals in terms of the offence of allowing a dog to be out of control.
See the Sentencing Council’s new guidelines for dangerous dog offences.
Vets can help educate the public on dangerous dogs and an owner’s responsibility. Take part in the Kennel Club’s Dangerous Dogs campaign.