Chapter 6.28
PROTECTION DOGS

Sections:

6.28.010    Limitation on number – Required.

6.28.020    Application of state law.

6.28.030    Protection dog at large – Restraints required.

6.28.040    Dog registration.

6.28.050    Application of Livermore Municipal Code.

6.28.010 Limitation on number – Required.

A. It is unlawful for any person to own, or keep more than two protection dogs upon any property any one time without first obtaining an animal fancier permit from the city.

B. All rules, regulations and requirements which apply to animal fancier permits, shall apply to persons owning, keeping and having care and custody of protection dogs.

C. At the time the application for an animal fancier permit for protection dogs is filed the applicant shall write “Protection Dogs” across the top of the permit application, along with the number and date of issue of the applicant’s state protection dog operator’s license.

D. The director may formulate rules and regulations pertaining to animal fancier permits for protection dogs. (Ord. 1244 § 2, 1987)

6.28.020 Application of state law.

Any owner of any protection dog is subject to all applicable state laws including, but not limited to, Sections 7512 through 7573 of the Business and Professions Code. (Ord. 1244 § 2, 1987)

6.28.030 Protection dog at large – Restraints required.

A. No protection dog shall, at any time, be running at large.

B. When upon any public place or any private place without prior permission, a protection dog will at all times be restrained by a leash not exceeding six feet in length with a tensile strength of not less than 300 pounds and shall be wearing a well-fitting muzzle which shall prevent the protection dog from biting.

C. While any protection dog is being transported within the city, it shall be restrained within a kennel, cage or other substantial enclosure which will prevent the protection dog’s escape from the vehicle. (Ord. 1244 § 2, 1987)

6.28.040 Dog registration.

A. In addition to complying with the license requirements of Chapter 6.12 LMC, any owner of a protection dog within the city shall notify the police department of the location of the protection dog, the duration of the assignment at that location, and the name, address and phone number of the person responsible for the protection dog.

B. Such notification shall be made by mail not more than 15 days nor less than seven days prior to the protection dog’s arrival at any location. (Ord. 1244 § 2, 1987)

6.28.050 Application of Livermore Municipal Code.

All other sections of the Livermore Municipal Code applicable to animals which are not expressly superseded by this chapter shall apply to the owner of any protection dog. (Ord. 1244 § 1, 1987)