Dangerous and restricted dogs
Dangerous and restricted dogs are treated differently by law and all dog owners must comply with the requirements of the Dog Act 1976.
You can see more details on the list of restricted breed from the WA Rangers website.
- American Pit Bull Terrier and Pit Bull Terrier breeds
- Argentinean and Brazilian fighting dogs
- Canary dogs
- Japanese Tosa
- Any other dog that is prohibited to import.
All dangerous dogs must be:
- Wear a prescribed collar
- Be muzzled
- On a lead and under the control of a competent adult when in public
- A dangerous dog sign must be installed at all access points to the owner’s property
- Fencing should be secure and childproof so that the dog can be contained safely
- A maximum of 2 dangerous dogs are allowed per property, without a permit.
Did you know?
Dangerous and restricted breed dogs can be registered for a period of one year only.
If you witness or are involved in a dog attack, please seek appropriate medical or veterinary assistance immediately, then phone our Contact Centre.
To help with our investigations, it’s important that you collect the following information:
- Description of the dog or dog owner
- Dog owner’s details if possible
- Witness details if possible
- Photos of any injuries caused as a result of the attack to person or animal
- Location, date and time of the incident
- Medical documentation if you require treatment
- Veterinary documentation should your pet require treatment
- Vehicle registration of the dog owner.