Control of certain types of dogs

The Act also creates specific duties in relation to certain types of dogs.

Prescribed dogs [Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 (SA) s 45B]:

  • owners of prescribed dogs are required to keep their dogs muzzled and under physical restraint when not confined to premises of which the owner is occupier (penalty $2 500).
  • owners of prescribed dogs must have their dogs desexed (penalty $2 500).
  • owners of prescribed dogs are prohibited from selling or giving away a dog of a prescribed breed (penalty $2 500).

see prescribed dogs

Greyhounds [Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 (SA) s 45C]:

  • owners of greyhounds must muzzle them [Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 (SA) s 45C] (penalty $250).

Attack trained dogs, guard dogs and patrol dogs [Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 (SA) s 45D]:

  • must be implanted with microchips and branded in an approved manner.
  • must at all times while on the premises of the person who is responsible for the control of the dog, be kept indoors or in an enclosure constructed in such a way as to prevent the dog escaping.
  • must at all times wear a collar.
  • when not confined to the premises of the person who is responsible for the control of the dog, be under physical restraint
  • adequate warning signs must be displayed on the premises where the dog is usually kept.

Penalty: $2 500

Control of certain types of dogs  :  Last Revised: Fri Apr 30th 2010
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