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Penalties relating to restricted dogs

Offence under Companion Animals Act 1998

Imprisonment provision

Maximum penalty amount

Restricted dog rushes at/attacks/harasses/chases person or animal

No

400 penalty units/$44,000

Restricted dog rushes at/attacks/harasses/chases person or animal 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 units/$55,000

Restricted dog attacks or bites a person due to 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 restricted dog

No

150 penalty units/$16,500

Selling or advertising for sale a restricted dog

No

150 penalty units/$16,500

Accepting ownership of a restricted dog

No

150 penalty units/$16,500

Breeding or advertising as available to breed a restricted dog

No

150 penalty units/$16,500

Encouraging a restricted dog to attack

5 years (and permanent disqualification from owning a dog or from being in charge of a dog in NSW)

700 penalty units/$77,000

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