Contingent Destruction Order (Prohibited dogs – Dangerous Dogs Act 1991)

We are making a contingent destruction order in respect of ………… [insert name/description of dog(s)].

We are satisfied that ………… [insert name/description of dog(s)] does not constitute a danger to public safety.

This is because …………

[State your reasons based on the following non-exhaustive list:

  • The incident – the degree of harm caused by the dog’s behaviour.
  • Past behaviour of the dog – is this an isolated incident or have there been previous warnings or incidents?
  • Owner’s character – is the owner a fit and proper person to own this particular dog?]

This dog is a banned type and you must now obtain a certificate of exemption. You must do this within two months of this order being made. You will be notified of the steps you need to take to obtain a certificate; this will include that the dog(s) is(are) neutered, micro-chipped and insured. You will also be notified of any additional requirements attached to the certificate.

When in a public place you must also keep the dog(s) muzzled and held securely on a lead by a person aged 16 years or more.

If you do not comply with this order, fail to obtain a certificate of exemption in the required time, or fail to comply with the requirements attached to the certificate, you commit an offence. This may result in you being sent to prison, the dog(s) may be seized and destroyed and you may be ordered to pay the costs of its keep until it is destroyed and for the costs of the destruction.