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EDMONTON ALBERTA
Restricted Dogs

The Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw # 13145 defines a "Restricted Dog"  as any dog:

    1. certified by a veterinarian licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Alberta to be primarily of the breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier as that breed is defined by the Canadian Kennel Club;
    2. certified by a veterinarian licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Alberta to be primarily of the breed American Staffordshire Terrier as that breed is defined by the Canadian Kennel Club;
    3. that has chased, attacked or bitten any person or animal causing physical injury and resulting in a conviction under this bylaw;
    4. that has chased, attacked or bitten any person or animal on more than one occasion, with or without causing physical injury, and resulting in separate convictions under this bylaw;
    5. that has been made the subject of an order under the Dangerous Dogs Act ; or
    6. that has been classified as a Vicious Dog under the provisions of Bylaw 10558, The Registration And Keeping Of Dogs Bylaw; but does not include a dog:
    7. registered, or eligible for registration, with the Canadian Kennel Club as a purebred Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier.

These are the regulations and fines that apply to restricted dogs:

The annual Licence fee for a Restricted Dog is $200.00.

Insurance

Fine: $500

The Owner of a Restricted Dog shall have liability insurance specifically covering any damages for personal injury caused by the Restricted Dog in an amount not less than one million dollars.

Off property of owner

FINE: $500

The Owner or any other person having care or control of a Restricted Dog shall, at all times when it is off the property of the Owner, have it:

  • under control;
  • muzzled; and
  • held on a leash not exceeding two metres in length.

On property of owner

FINE: $500

The Owner or any other person having care or control of a Restricted Dog shall, at all times when it is on the property of the Owner, have it:

  • indoors;
  • outdoors, secured in a fully enclosed pen; or
  • outdoors, muzzled and secured by a chain fixed to the property that prevents the Restricted Dog from coming closer than two metres to the apparent boundary of the property.

Attacks

FINES:

The Owner or any other person having care or control of a Restricted Dog shall ensure it does not:

  • $500 - damage property;
  • $500 - chase, attack or bite any person or animal; or
  • $2500 - chase, attack or bite any person or animal causing physical injury.

This section does not apply if the chase, attack, bite or damage is a direct result of the Restricted Dog being provoked.