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B appealed from a direction that he keep his two Japanese Akita dogs under control Judges: Brooke LJ, Sedley J Citations:  Crim LR 396, (1999) 163 JP 201,  COD 3,  EWHC Admin 929,  1 WLR 432,  EHLR 108 Links: Bailii Statutes: Dogs Act 1871 2 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Animals … Continue reading Briscoe v Shattock: Admn 7 Oct 1998
A dog could be held to be a dangerous dog under the Act, even if the only danger shown was to other dogs, and not to humans. Being dangerous reflected the dog’s disposition not his acts. No eiusdem generis interpretation with other provisions was appropriate in this case. Citations: Times 12-Oct-1998 Statutes: Dogs Act 1871 … Continue reading Briscoe v Shattock: QBD 12 Oct 1998
A complaint was made to the Swansea Justices, under section 2 of the 1871 Act, in relation to the conduct of a dog which had been seen to kill sheep and lambs. The Justices dismissed the complaint on the basis that no evidence had been adduced before them to show that the dog was dangerous … Continue reading Williams v Richards: CA 1907
On receiving a complaint about the respondent’s dogs attacking sheep, a complaint was laid before the magistrates. The respondents filed evidence, and a notice of discontinuance was issued. The respondents obtained an order for their costs and the appellant now challenged that order. Held: Judges: Hickinbottom J Citations:  EWHC 4213 (Admin) Links: Bailii Statutes: … Continue reading Warwickshire Police v Young: Admn 10 Dec 2014
A dog was alleged to have injured one sheep and scared the rest of a flock by chasing it, and the question of law for the opinion of the Court of Session was, among others: ‘Is the second section of ‘The Dogs Act 1871,’ limited in its operation to dogs which are dangerous to human … Continue reading Appeal – Henderson v M’Kenzie: SCS 18 Mar 1876
A dog bit a constable. The defendant said that the police had wrongly begun proceedings as an information, rather than by way of a complaint, and that they were a nullity.
Held: Rule 2.1 of the 1981 Rules is expressed in terms which show that . .
The magistrates were asked to make a finding against a dog which was kept within their jurisdiction, but where the incident upon which the application was based, had occurred in Scotland. The appellant contended it should have been heard in Scotland . .
Maurice Kay LJ said: ‘Mr Wells submits, and I accept, that the form and content of the summons are not strictly relevant to the question whether the proceedings were initiated by complaint rather than by the laying of an information. The essential . .