Dangerous, menacing and restricted dogs | Brisbane City Council

Dangerous, menacing and restricted dogs

Brisbane City Council may declare your dog dangerous if:

  • it has seriously attacked a person or another animal
  • it has acted in a way that caused fear to a person or another animal
  • another local government has declared the dog dangerous.

Once Council declares your dog a dangerous dog, you must follow certain conditions.

Menacing dogs

Council may declare your dog menacing if it: 

  • has attacked a person or another animal in way not considered a serious attack
  • has acted in a way that caused fear to a person or another animal.

Once Council declares your dog menacing, you must follow certain conditions.

Restricted dogs

Council prohibits the following breeds of dogs in Brisbane:

  • American pit-bull terrier or pit bull terrier
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • Japanese tosa
  • Perro de Presa Canario or Presa canario.

Invasive pest animals

Dingoes, dingo hybrids and wild dogs are an invasive biosecurity matter under the provisions of the Biosecurity Act 2014. Thye pose a serious threat to native wildlife and domestic animals.

A wild dog is any free-ranging dog without an owner, including domestic dogs that have become feral. 

More information

For more information, or to report a menacing dog or declare a dangerous dog, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

15 March 2019
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