It is against the law to let a dog be dangerously out of control anywhere, such as:

  • in a public place
  • in a private place, eg a neighbour's house or garden
  • in the owner's home

The law applies to all dogs.

Some types of dogs are banned. . This is the police's responsibility to identify and deal with any banned breed. The council do not have any officer eligible to formally identify such dogs.


A dog dangerously out of control can be separated into three parts:

  • A dog attacking a human - Contact the Police Phone 101
  • Dog on Dog - Contact Kirklees Council Phone 01484 414739
  • A dog causing fear and apprehension - Contact Kirklees Council Phone 01484 414739
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