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Penalties relating to declared dangerous dogs

Offence under Companion Animals Act 1998 Imprisonment Provision Max Penalty Amount
Declared dangerous or menacing dog rushes at/attacks/bites/harasses/chases person or animal, other than vermin (whether or not an injury occurs) No 400 penalty units/$44,000
Declared dangerous or menacing dog rushes at/attacks/bites/harasses/chases person or animal, other than vermin as a result of a reckless act or omission by the dog’s owner or another person in charge of the dog at the time of the attack 4 years and/or

 

500 penalty units/$55,000

Declared dangerous or menacing dog attacks or bites a person as a result of the owner's failure to comply with control requirements 5 years (and permanent disqualification from owning a dog or being in charge of a dog in a public place in NSW) 700 penalty units/$77,000
Failure to comply with control requirements for a declared dangerous or menacing dog No 150 penalty units/$16,500
Selling, or advertising for sale, a declared dangerous or menacing dog

 

No

150 penalty units/$16,500
Accepting ownership of a declared dangerous or menacing dog No 150 penalty units/$16,500
Encouraging a declared dangerous or menacing dog to attack 5 years in the case of a declared dangerous dog that has attacked or bitten a person (and permanent disqualification from owning a dog or from being in charge of a dog in NSW) $77,000 in the case of a declared dangerous dog that has attacked or bitten a person
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