In Queensland, regulated dogs are:
- restricted dogs
- declared dangerous dogs
- declared menacing dogs.
Once your dog is declared a regulated dog, you have to follow certain conditions and you require a permit from your local council.
Under the Customs Act 1901, the following breeds are restricted dogs:
- Dogo Argentino
- Fila Brasileiro
- Japanese Tosa
- American pit bull terrier or pit bull terrier
- Perro de Presa Canario or Presa Canario.
Declared dangerous and menacing dogs
An authorised local government officer can declare a dog to be dangerous or menacing if it:
- has attacked, or acted in a way that caused fear to, a person or another animal
- may, in the opinion of an authorised person, seriously attack or act in a way that causes fear to a person or animal.
All restricted, declared dangerous and menacing dogs must be microchipped, wear an identification tag, be kept in an enclosure with a sign displayed, and be kept under effective control.
Note: Declared dangerous dogs and restricted dogs must also be desexed and muzzled in public.
Contact your local council if you have seen an incident or been the subject of a dog attack. Seek medical attention if needed.