Policia Nacional keep a watchful eye on Almeria province’s dangerous breeds

PITBULL: Spain’s regulations require a muzzle and regulation leash Photo credit: Pixabay/F Muhammad

SO far this year, 19 Almeria province dog-owners faced legal proceedings for ignoring regulations regarding potentially dangerous breeds.  

Officers from the Policia Nacional force assigned to the regional government habitually carry out street patrols to check that owners are complying with the law, the Junta explained recently.

They found that the most common infringements were walking a dog belonging to one of the listed breeds without a muzzle, failing to take out the required third-party insurance and absence of the obligatory licence.  

Officers on routine patrols often found that owners were not using the correct leash, which should be no longer than one metre long.  Others were spotted in zones that are expressly prohibited for dogs of this type, including children’s play areas.

On some occasions, officers found that a child or adolescent was in charge of the dog which, once again, was a finable breach of regulations.


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