Dangerous dogs

Reporting dangerous dogs

If you think a dog may dangerous then you must report this immediately to Stirling Council’s Dog Warden Service on 01786 404040 during office hours or, at other times, your local Police office.

Or use our online form to log a dog complaint.

A dog is dangerous if there are “grounds for reasonable apprehension that it will injure any person”.

A dog can be dangerous because of :-

  • its behaviour e.g. growling, barking or running at a person
  • its location e.g. a stray dog in a school playground, busy road, railway line

When reporting a dangerous dog please provide the following information:-

  • location and, where appropriate, direction of travel
  • time seen
  • breed/description
  • reason why you think it is dangerous
  • owner’s name and address if known
  • your own contact details
  • any other relevant information e.g. dog injured

If you think a dog is dangerous do not approach it.

If a dog is dangerously out of control in a public place then the owner is committing an offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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