This includes the enforcement of animal welfare within these
Derbyshire Trading Standards Service is responsible for the
enforcement of animal health and welfare law dealing mainly with
cattle, pigs, sheep and goats.
You can contact an Animal Health Officer for advice on animal
health matters or to make a complaint if you believe that an animal
health problem exists.
In the UK it is against the law to keep certain types of dogs.
- The Pit Bull Terrier
- The Japanese Tosa
- The Dogo Argentino
- The Fila Brasileiro
These are controlled under the The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and
the The Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Act 1997. Please click the Defra
link for more information. The police are the enforcement authority
for dangerous dogs.
Anyone wishing to keep other dangerous animal will need to
obtain a licence to do so.