Restricted Dog Breed Information

Rules for restricted dog breeds or strains and crosses of them

Must be

  • kept on a short strong lead by a person over 16 years who is capable of controlling them.
  • muzzled whenever they are in a public place.
  • wear a collar bearing the name and address of their owner at all times.

under the The Control of Dogs Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 442 of 1998)

Restricted dog breeds or strains and crosses of them

  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • English Bull Terrier
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Bull Mastiff
  • Dobermann Pinscher
  • Rottweiler
  • German Shepherd (Alsatian)
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Japanese Akita
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Bandog

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