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Dangerous Dogs

Any dog can be involved in an attack, not just big dogs.

There is always a “first time” for everything, but by then it’s usually too late. Please be aware of your animal’s actions.

A dog can be declared dangerous for a number of reasons.

Dangerous dog

A dog can be declared dangerous if the dog has caused the death of or serious injury to a person or animal by attacking or biting.

Menacing dog

A dog can be declared menacing if the dog rushed at or chased a person, or the dog bites any person or animal causing injury that is not in the nature of a serious injury.

Restricted breed

A person must not keep a restricted breed dog.

Report an incident

If you have been a victim of a dog attack immediately contact Council's Local Laws officer on (03) 5559 4806.


Warrnambool City Council
Phone: (03) 5559 4800
Fax: (03) 5559 4900
Email: wbool_city [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au

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