Dog control

Dogs must wear a collar and ID tag in a public place. If your dog is found without these, you may face a fine of up to £5,000 if convicted.

If you encounter dog barking issues, please discuss them with the dog owner first. If you still have problems after doing this, report it to us via our Self Service portal so we can investigate and take action as soon as possible.

Dangerous dogs can be reported to Derbyshire Police on 101 or dial 999 for emergency cases.

It is an offence to own or keep the following breeds of dog (unless they are on the index of exempted dogs).

  • Pitbull Terrier
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Braziliero
  • XL Bully type

If you are illegally keeping one of the dog breeds listed, or you do not follow the requirements needed to keep such breeds of dog, you could be fined up to £5,000 and/or face six months in prison.


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