Substantial amendments were made to the Dangerous Dog Act in May 2014. As a result new Guidelines will come into force from 1st July 2016.  

The Dangerous Dogs Act has been amended so that the owner or person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control in any place will be subject to harsher sentences if a person is injured.

If convicted , the offender now faces a maximum of 2 years’ in custody.