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    Default My New Shire's Law Dogs.

    After reading DA posts about no dog parks in her shire or town. So I looked up the new shire that we moving to and see what they have got to offer.

    Dog Registration
    • Registering Your Dog
    • Registering your dog is compulsory and the following rules set out in the Dog Act must be followed:
    • Register your dog with Council after it is 3 months old and keep it registered.
    • Attach the registration tag and a name tag with your name, address and phone number to your dog’s collar.
    • When outside your own property, keep your dog on a leash at all times.
    • Pick up after your dog if it defecates on the footpath or verge.
    • Greyhounds must be muzzled at all times when outside their property and you may only have two under your control in a public place.
    This part I understand.

    This is the part I dont understand.
    • Dangerous Dogs
    • The following dog breeds are deemed to be dangerous:
    • Argentinian fighting dogs
    • Brazilian fighting dogs
    • Japanese tosas
    • American pit bull terriers
    • Pit bull terrier breeds
    • Any dog of a mixed breed that visibly contains any of the above named breeds
    • Owners of Dangerous Dogs MUST:
    • Display the dangerous dog sign on all entrances to their property
    • Have a dangerous dog collar on their animal at all times
    • Muzzle and leash dogs when outside the property
    • Be over 18 years of age
    • Dangerous dog collars and signs are available for purchase from the Shire Office.
    Now wouldnt american pit bull terriers and pit bull terrier breed be the same breed of dog?

    • Fines & Penalties
      On the Spot Fines
    • Permitting a dog to be in a public place not held on a leash - $100.
    • Owner's name and address not on the collar - $50.
    • Permitting a dog to be in a public place without registration tag - $50.
    • Having an unregistered dog - $100.
      Offences and Maximum Penalties
    • Allowing a dog to be in a public place whilst not on a leash - $1,000.
    • If a dog attacks a person, animal or bird - $10,000.
    • Allowing a dog to be a nuisance - $2,000.
    • Keeping more than the legal number of dogs - $1,000.
    • Having an unregistered dog - $500.
    Now has everyone on here been fined before?

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    I've never been fined Peta, but my oath I know a lot of ppl who have. I think it depends on the shire/council, and how well they enforce it. Over the years in Qld we have set times of the year (usually unannounced to the general public) when the control officers from the council would visit every household in the town. If there was a dog and it was unregistered, or other things on that list, yeah they would receive an on-the-spot fine.

    Have I seen ppl fined for being in areas they shouldn't be? Yeah. Also seen them fined here for having a dangerous dog and not displaying the correct signage or following the correct protocol.

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    Yep That is pretty standard. Like DA said some places are stricter than others.
    I would rather see a law stateing that idiots that dont know how to handle these "dangerous breeds" can not have one! If people stuck with dogs they could handle and train correctly there would be far less issues!! Instead of labling a breed "Dangerous" because of a few dog, they should lable the people who caused them to be that way STUPID! I could just see that... a little yellow sign on the gate saying "warning an idiot lives here, oh and watch the dog" lol

    Sorry had a little vent there (blush)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashaari View Post
    Yep That is pretty standard. Like DA said some places are stricter than others.
    I would rather see a law stateing that idiots that dont know how to handle these "dangerous breeds" can not have one! If people stuck with dogs they could handle and train correctly there would be far less issues!! Instead of labling a breed "Dangerous" because of a few dog, they should lable the people who caused them to be that way STUPID! I could just see that... a little yellow sign on the gate saying "warning an idiot lives here, oh and watch the dog" lol

    Sorry had a little vent there (blush)
    ROFL. I love this post. So true.

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    I don't like the idea of putting address details on their collar tag. I may (ok I am ) a bit paranoid but if anyone was interested in stealing your dog all they need to do is pet them, look at their tag and find out where they live, unless you have one of those barrel type one's with a rolled up piece of paper in. I guess they are a good idea.

    Jenna has our telephone numbers on there and her name, that's all.

    What have other people put on their dog's tag?
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    I don't put collars on my dogs very often TKay. For me it is a personal thing regarding their coats, and because I have never yet had a dog able or wanting to leave my premises.
    I simply pop a slip-collar on when I am going out. On the dog I mean.

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    The tags I have are National Pet Register, Council Rego, ID Tag with just the phone numbers on it - both my business mobile, my personal mobile and hubby's mobile - and an RSPCA Pet Finder tag.

    I'm a tad paranoid and a bit of a worrier! I also take the tags off once a fortnight and wash them, inspect them and make sure they are all clear and easy to read, undamaged etc.

    Batty has his collar on when he's out the back but not for just running around the house or when he's in his crate when we're out.

    ETA: I forgot the tag for his microchip! His ID tag also says "I'm Microchipped" on the back
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    My dogs don't wear collars so they haven't tags either.
    mine only wear collars when we go out...just in case they get away form us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    I don't put collars on my dogs very often TKay. For me it is a personal thing regarding their coats, and because I have never yet had a dog able or wanting to leave my premises.
    I simply pop a slip-collar on when I am going out. On the dog I mean.
    Yeh this is what we do to. Jenna has a slip collar for normal walks which does not have any id tags on it and a fixed collar for any off lead trips which has her council tag and id tag with phone numbers. Probably should get another council rego tag to put on the slip collar.
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    I dont put collars on my dogs. And I usually used martingails when Im out, but they are microchipped so if they do get away and for whatever reason they dont come back, if they are found they can call me!
    I had a whippet with a collar run away, as they tend to do, and she got stuck in a fence for two days before the farmer, who just happend to be inspecting that bit of fence, found her and called me, if he hadnt been there she would have died Hence no collars on my animals.

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