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(1)Section 1 shall not apply to—
(a)a blind person in charge of a dog being used for that person’s guidance;
(b)a person in charge of a working dog being used for the driving or tending of sheep or cattle;
(c)a person in charge of any dog being used on official duties by a member of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise or the police force for any area;
(d)a person in charge of a dog being used in emergency rescue work; or
(e)a disabled person with a physical impairment which affects the person’s mobility, manual dexterity, physical co-ordination or ability to lift, carry or otherwise move everyday objects, who is in charge of a dog trained to assist the person with any such impairment.
(2)The Scottish Ministers may by order amend, remove or add to the exceptions listed in subsection (1).
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