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Dangerous Dogs & Restricted Breeds in WA

The Dog Amendment Bill 2013 demands that all declared dangerous dogs, restricted breeds and commercial security dogs must comply with the regulations below or face a court-imposed fine for each offense.

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WA regulations on Dangerous Dogs
Declared Dangerous Dogs in Western Australia
Requirements of a Dangerous Dog owner in WA

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Dangerous Dog Breeds in Western Australia

The Dangerous Dog Act in Western Australia has listed several breeds of dogs that are known to be naturally aggressive. These dogs are restricted and owners are expected to comply with each requirement mentioned below. These are the dog breeds that are restricted in WA:

  • • dogo Argentino (Argentinian fighting dog);
  • • fila Brasileiro (Brazilian fighting dog);
  • • Japanese tosa;
  • • American pit bull terrier;
  • • pit bull terrier breeds,
  • • Perro de Presa Canario,

This includes a mix of two breeds, one being a restricted breed or any other breed of dog the importation of which is prohibited absolutely by the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 (Commonwealth).

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Declared Dangerous Dogs in Western Australia

Any size or breed of dog may be declared dangerous if they commit the following offenses:

  • • Cause injury or damage due to an attack on, or chasing, a person, animal or vehicle.
  • • The dog has repeatedly shown a tendency to attack or chase a person, animal or vehicle.
  • • The dog attacks, or chases, a person, animal or vehicle even though no injury has been caused by that behaviour.

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How do WA dog owners comply with this legislation?

  1. 1. Dangerous Dog Collar for WA dog owners

    Dangerous Dog CollarA dangerous dog must wear a Dangerous Dog Collar with red and yellow stripes of 25mm wide at an angle of 45 degrees to the rim of the collar. One of the colours must be fluorescent for visibility in darkness. It must be made of durable materials, be capable of being securely fastened, be capable of being attached to a leash and have a minimum width of:

    • • 15mm for dogs weighing less than 10kg
    • • 25mm for dogs weighing between 10kg and 20kg
    • • 40mm for dogs weighing between 20kg to 40kg
    • • 50mm for dogs weighing 40kg or more

  2. 2. Dangerous Dog Warning Sign for WA

    A specially designed Dangerous Dog Warning Sign for Western Australia must be installed at all entrances of the premises where the Dangerous Dog or Declared Dangerous Dog resides.

  3. 3. Leash & Muzzle for WA dogs

    A dangerous dog must always wear a muzzle to avoid any biting accidents and held by means of a chain, cord, leash or harness of not more than 2 metres in length by an adult capable of controlling the dog or temporarily tethered in the same way when in public places.

  4. 4. Confinement of Dangerous Dogs in WA

    A dangerous dog or declared dangerous dog must be confined at an enclosure that prevents the following possibilities to prevent incidents:

    • • The dog's escape.
    • • The dog's release without the owner knowing about it.
    • • A child from entering or inserting part of its body that may possibly cause injury.

  5. 5. Persons In Charge of Dangerous Dogs in Western Australia

    Persons in charge of Dangerous Dogs in public places must be responsible and not be under 18.

  6. 6. Maximum Number of Dogs per owner in WA

    A maximum of two restricted dogs per person without a permit from the Council.

  7. 7. Age Requirement of a Dangerous Dog owner in WA

    Owners are fully responsible for their dog and must not be under 18 years of age. It is expected that the owner understands what is required for them in order to own a Dangerous Dog.

  8. 8. Notification to WA government of Restricted Breed

    If a dog owner happens to own a Restricted Dog Breed, it is required for them to notify the local government to receive more info on the subject as well as instructions on what to do next.

  9. 9. Notification of Escape, Death or Change of Ownership of Dangerous Dogs in WA

    If a Dangerous Dog dies, escapes or if there is a change in ownership, the local government must be informed of the situation so proper actions may be taken to ensure the safety of the public.

  10. 10. Sterilisation & Breeding of Restricted Breeds in WA

    Restricted breed dogs are known to be aggressive and are not allowed to be bred. All restricted breed dogs must be sterilised. It is also an offense to sell, buy or advertise to sell restricted breed dogs.

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Dangerous Dogs Fact Sheet

The information contained on this page is meant as a general guide and general advice only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. We recommend people follow the instructions of their local government department. These materials are intended, but not promised or guaranteed to be current, complete, or up-to-date and should in no way be taken as an indication of future results. The Dog Line offers this information freely and takes no responsibility for its accuracy. For more details, please contact your local council.

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