- American pit bull terrier or pit bull terrier,
- Japanese tosa,
- dogo Argentino,
- fila Brasiliero
- Any dog containing any part restricted breed, declared by a Council under Division 6 of the Companion Animals Act,
- Any other dog of a breed, kind or description prescribed by the Companion Animals Regulation.
Requirements For Owners Of Restricted Dogs
1. Distinctive Collar
The dog must at all times wear a durable, secure, red and yellow striped collar, which complies with the Companion Animal Regulations.
2. Lead and Muzzled
Whenever the dog is outside of its enclosure, which is able to restrain the dog and prevent a child from having access to it, the dog:
-Must be under the effective control of some competent person by means of an adequate chain, cord or leash that is attached to the dog and that is being held by (or secured to) the person; and
-Must be muzzled in a manner to prevent it from biting any person or animal.
Note that a dog is not considered to be under the effective control of a person if the person has more than 2 dogs (one of which is the restricted dog) under their control at one time.
All dogs must be identified by microchip and registered on the Companion Animals Register.
The dog must not at any time be in the sole charge of a person under the age of 18years.
One or more signs must be displayed on the property showing the words "Warning Dangerous Dog," in letters clearly visible from the boundaries of the property and which comply with requirements set out in the Regulations.
6. Notification of any change in details
The owner must notify Council, of any of the following matters:
- that the dog has attacked or injured a person or animal (other than vermin);
- notice to be given within 24 hours after the attack or injury;
- that the dog cannot be found - notice to be given within 24 hours after the dog's absence is first noticed;
- that the dog has died - notice to be given as soon as practicable after the death;
- that the dog is no longer being ordinarily kept in the area of the Council;
- notice to be given as soon as practicable after the change of location;
- that the dog is being ordinarily kept at a different location in the area of the Council; and
- notice to be given as soon as practicable after the change of location
Restricted dogs must be de-sexed.
8. Enclosure requirements
While the dog is at home, the dog will be required to be kept in an enclosure that complies with the requirements prescribed by the Regulation.
Council May Declare A Dog As Restricted
If Council is of the opinion that a dog is of a breed, kind of breed or is a cross-breed of a restricted dog, Council may give notice to the owner of the dog of its intentions to declare the dog to be restricted.