Control of Dogs Regulations Enforcement

Local authorities regulate the control of dangerous dogs and restricted breeds.

Restricted Breeds

Restricted breeds - All dogs must be kept under effectual control.  In addition, the Control of Dogs Regulations 1998 places additional controls on the following specific breeds of dogs:-

  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • English Bull Terrier
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Bull Mastiff
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • German Shepherd (Alsatian)
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Rottweiler
  • Japanese Akita
  • Japanese Tosa

While in a public place, these above listed dogs or crossbreeds of same, must be

  • Muzzled
  • Lead by a strong lead or chain
  • In the charge of a person over 16 years of age who is capable of controlling them
  • Wearing a collar and identification tags.

For more information on restricted breeds please contact Carlow Kilkenny Dog Shelter.

Carlow Kilkenny Dog Shelter 
County Kilkenny
R95 WK68

Phone: 059 9726785