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Report a dangerous dog

To report a dangerous dog contact Essex Police on 101.

.A dangerous dog is one that is dangerously out of control in a public or private place and there are grounds for reasonable apprehension that it will injure any person whether or not it actually does so.  There is no 'one bite' rule. This may also include dog on other animal attacks. (Dangerous Dogs Act 1991).

Essex Police are responsible for dangerous and prohibited dogs. The police have primary responsibility for the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (as amended 1997) (DDA 1991).  The DDA 1991 covers dangerous and prohibited dogs.

 The ownership of four types of dog prohibited under s1 of the DDA 1991.  The dogs covered by the prohibition are of the type known as:

  • Pit Bull Terrier,
  • Japanese Tosa,
  • Dogo Argentino, 
  • Fila Braziliero.