A dog may be classified as menacing either because of characteristics associated with its breed or type, or because it has attacked or has exhibited aggressive behaviour that suggests to the Council that the dog may pose a threat to people or animals.
The Council must classify as menacing any dog that either wholly or predominantly belongs to one or more of the following dog breeds or types:
If your dog is classified as menacing you must:
When a dog is classified as a menacing dog, the dog owner has a right to object within 14 days of receiving the classification notice. Objections must be in writing.
Read more about dog aggression and dangerous dogs.