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The Dangerous Dogs (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Destruction of dangerous dogs

5.—(1) Article 33 of the Dogs Order (power of court to order destruction of dogs) shall have effect subject to the following provisions of this Article.

(2) After paragraph (1) there shall be inserted the following paragraphs—

(1A) Where a person is convicted of an offence under Article 25A, the court shall make an order directing the dog in respect of which the offence was committed to be destroyed.

(1B) Where a person is convicted of an offence under an order made under Article 25B, the court may make an order directing the dog in respect of which the offence was committed to be destroyed..

(3) In paragraph (6) for the words “paragraph (1)” there shall be substituted the words “paragraph (1), (1A) or (1B)”.

(4) In paragraph (7) for the words from the beginning to “appeals” there shall be substituted the words

  • Where the court makes an order under this Article directing a dog to be destroyed and—

    (a)

    the owner appeals; or

    (b)

    in the case of an order under paragraph (1A) or (1B), the convicted person appeals against his conviction,

    then.

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