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The Dogs (Northern Ireland) Order 1983

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II LICENCES AND REGISTRATION

    1. Licences

      1. 3.Prohibition on keeping dog without a licence

      2. 4.Persons to whom dog licences may be issued

      3. 5.Exemptions

      4. 6.Issue of dog licences

      5. 7.Fees for dog licences

      6. 8.Block licence

    2. Guard dog kennels

      1. 9.Prohibition on guard dog kennels

      2. 10.Registration in respect of guard dog kennels

      3. 11.Appeal against refusal of, or cancellation of, registration in respect of guard dog kennels

    3. Breeding establishments

      1. 12.Prohibition on breeding establishments

      2. 13.Registration in respect of breeding establishments

    4. Supplementary provisions

      1. 14.Display of registration certificate

      2. 15.Registers of licences, guard dog kennels and breeding establishments

      3. 16.Evidence of registers

  4. PART III CONTROL OF DOGS

    1. 17.Penalty for keeping dog without a licence

    2. 18.Penalty for applying for or obtaining a licence or registration while disqualified

    3. 19.Penalty for obtaining dog before a licence is issued

    4. 20.Restriction on giving or selling dogs

    5. 21.Production of licences

    6. Stray dogs

      1. 22.Penalty for a dog straying

      2. 23.Seizure of stray dog

      3. 24.Finding of unaccompanied dog

      4. 25.Control of dogs on certain roads and on land

      5. 25A.Dogs bred for fighting

      6. 25B.Other specially dangerous dogs

      7. 25C.Seizure of dangerous dogs and powers of entry

    7. Guard dogs

      1. 26.Notice of guard dogs

      2. 27.Control of guard dogs

    8. Attacks by dogs

      1. 28.Setting on or urging dog to attack

      2. 29.Attacking of persons or worrying of livestock

      3. 30.Defences to legal proceedings for shooting dogs

    9. Miscellaneous

      1. 31.Regulation with respect to dogs

      2. Art. 32 rep. by SR 2003/495

  5. PART IV DESTRUCTION OF DOGS, SUSPENSION OF LICENCES AND OTHER PROVISIONS

    1. Destruction of dogs

      1. 33.Power of court to order destruction of dogs

    2. Disqualification for keeping a dog

      1. 33A.Disqualification orders

    3. Suspension of licences

      1. 34.Suspension of licences

    4. Punishment without prosecution of certain offences

      1. 35.Offences to which Articles 36 to 39 apply

      2. 36.Procedure

      3. 37.Payment of fixed penalty

      4. 38.Amount of fixed penalty

      5. 39.References in proceedings to notices and fixed penalties under Articles 36 to 38

  6. PART V ENFORCEMENT

    1. 40.Enforcement by district councils

    2. 41.Powers of officers

    3. 42.Entry onto land for certain purposes

    4. 43.Inspection of certain kennels and breeding establishments

    5. 44.Penalty for assaulting officers, etc.

    6. 45.Obstruction of officers, etc.

  7. PART VI MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

    1. 46.Power to extend provisions relating to breeding establishments to other establishments

    2. 47.Records

    3. 48.Power to collect, and dispose of, unwanted dogs

    4. 49.Grants to district councils

    5. 50.Fees for certain services

    6. 51.Expenses of veterinary examination recoverable from dog owner

    7. 52.Information to Department

    8. 53.Civil liability

    9. 54.Orders

    10. 55.Transitional provisions

    11. 56.Amendments and repeals

      1. Schedule 1 — Amendments

      1. Schedule 2 — Repeals

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