Dog Attack Page sttill under contruction
The purpose of this page is to help you defend yourself from attack by a dog. The law is still not very clear or helpful when it comes to protecting people from being attacked. All dogs can be regarded as dangerous, as they are nothing more than tamed animals, but some breeds are more prone to attack for no apparent reason than others.
It is the responsibility of the owner of the dog to ensure that the dog is insured properly for public liability, although there seems to be no law about making people insure their pets. They are also responsible for the safety of the public at large when they are walking their dog.
While government debates and argues over what breeds are dangerous and whether people should be allowed to own them and if they do whether they should be muzzled or at the very least walked on a proper leash at all times, all we can do in the meantime is be aware of the potential danger that dogs in general pose.
If we are attacked, we have the right to protect ourselves, those around us and our property. We also need to be aware of how to protect ourselves, what we should do after the incident and what protection (if any) the law gives us.
The current legislation or law regarding dogs is called the "Dangerous Dogs Act 1991"  particularly section 3 which deals with the responsibility of owners and what the law considers to be "an attack".
If you are attacked and injured by a dog, you'll only be successful of a conviction against the owner if the following three things happen;-
  1. The Dog was in a public place, i.e. in the street or recreation park etc
  2. It was out of control, i.e. it was not on a leash or under the control of the owner
  3. It caused an injury to a person - a human being that is not another dog
If these three conditions can be proved with witnessed evidence, then this is considered to be an aggravated offence and the owner may be imprisoned for up to six months to two years and the animal may be put down.
Be warned, this is a very lengthy and harrowing procedure and will likely result in you having to attend a County Crown Court for the hearing.
Prevention is better than cure. Next I hope to demonstrate some actions that you can carry out to ensure that you don't become just another victim or statistic.
more to follow.........Page sttill under contruction
The following are considered to be the top dangerous dogs;-
Pit bulls
German Shepherds
Alaskan Malamutes
Doberman Pinschers
Chow Chows
Great Danes
St. Bernards
The Tosa
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Updated: Friday, 10 September 2010