Dangerous and banned dogs

What happens if your dog is dangerous?

You can get an unlimited fine or be sent to prison for up to 6 months (or both) if your dog is dangerously out of control. You may not be allowed to own a dog in the future and your dog may be destroyed. 

If you let your dog injure someone you can be sent to prison for up to 5 years or fined (or both). If you deliberately use your dog to injure someone you could be charged with ‘malicious wounding’. 

If you allow your dog to kill someone you can be sent to prison for up to 14 years or get an unlimited fine (or both). 

If you allow your dog to injure a guide dog you can be sent to prison for up to 3 years or fined (or both).