How to report a dangerous dog that has either already attacked, or put a person in genuine fear for their safety or the safety of others
To report a dangerous dog:
It's against the law to let a dog be dangerously out of control anywhere whether it's a public or private place. This applies to all dogs.
Some types of dogs are banned.
Your dog is considered dangerously out of control if it:
A court could also decide that your dog is dangerously out of control if:
A farmer is allowed to kill your dog if it's worrying their livestock.
You can be fined or sent to prison for up to 6 months (or both) if your dog is dangerously out of control. You may not be allowed to own a dog in the future and your dog may be destroyed.
If you let your dog injure someone you can be sent to prison for up to 5 years or fined (or both). If you deliberately use your dog to injure someone you could be charged with 'malicious wounding'.
If you allow your dog to injure a guide dog you can be sent to prison for up to 3 years or fined (or both).
If you allow your dog to kill someone you can be sent to prison for up to 14 years or get an unlimited fine (or both).