Dog issues

Prohibited breeds

Prohibited breeds, such as dogs bred for fighting, can be reported to the police by calling 101. Prohibited breeds are classified in the Section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

Dog attacks

Dogs attacking other dogs

If one of the dogs is a registered or licensed assistance dog, report this to the police by calling 101.

Otherwise, you should report this to us by calling 023 8028 5000.

Dogs attacking livestock

Report this to the police by calling 101.

Dogs attacking people

If skin has been broken, it should be reported to the police.

Non-emergency: 101

Emergency: 999

If skin has not been broken, report this to us by calling 023 8028 5000 or email

Stray, lost or found dogs

You can report stray, lost or found dogs to us.

Dogs obstructing traffic

Report this to the police by calling 101.

If requested, we will assist the police with catching, handling and transporting the dog. If the owner cannot be traced, we will seize the dog as a stray. The police will provide road traffic control and ensure the safety of those nearby.

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