Deed Not Breed Ltd is a 'not for profit' company set up in 2007 to offer free advice and assistance to owners of dogs of all breeds who have fallen foul of 'Dangerous Dog Act' legislation.
If you have had a dog seized or are facing prosecution or civil action then please contact us for FREE, IMPARTIAL, CONFIDENTIAL and UP TO DATE advice.We hope to be able to support you through what is a very upsetting time whether your dog is a banned breed or in trouble with any aspect of the law appertaining to dogs.
In the unlikely event that we're unable to help you, we'll put you in touch with organisations who can, and we'll also put you in touch with qualified canine law specialist solicitors if your case requires this.
We also offer advice and assistance to solicitors, local authority dog wardens and police forces across the UK.
DNB promotes responsible dog ownership and are opposed to breed specific legislation on the grounds that no breed of dog is inherently more dangerous than any other.
Our mission is to assist as many owners as possible through court cases. To liaise with police forces, legal teams, local authorities and solicitors.
For advice regarding bull breeds and current legislation please contact Mel Rushmore at Bull Breed Advisory Service
For behavioural advice or assistance contact Best Behaviour
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The Government’s response to the Efra committee on the Dangerous Dogs Act
Neil Parish MP, the Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, has commented on the Government’s response to the Controlling Dangerous Dogs Report:
“This is a welcome move towards improving the effectiveness of dog control as current laws and the breed ban have not stemmed the rising tide of injuries and deaths from dog attacks. The Committee looked at the effectiveness of breed specific legislation and identified several areas for improvement to protect the public more effectively.
“We’re pleased that the Government has committed to commissioning research to review the effectiveness of current dog control measures, such as working with the Metropolitan Police and the National Police Chiefs’ Council to set up a central dog attack database, and to developing a childhood education plan. Children have suffered horrific, and in some cases, avoidable injuries. This is unacceptable when simple education could prevent life changing injuries.
“However, there is much more work to be done to create a truly fair system. There must be more focus on the owner and not the breed. The destruction of a dog based purely on its breed is cruel and often unnecessary.
“Although the Government recognises the importance of improving how dangerous dogs are identified and controlled, today’s response is not a solution, but is a step in the right direction.
“The Committee look forward to hearing from David Rutley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Food and Animal Welfare, on 6 February.
“This will present a great opportunity to discuss a range of topics, including how Defra plans incorporate the Committee’s recommendations on dangerous dogs and make the system better for everyone, owner and canine alike.”