Mr Foster in HIGHBRIDGE
Qualified canine behaviourist • Assessment of dogs suspected of being 'dangerous dogs' under Section 3 DDA 1991 and for 'type' assessment for dogs suspected of being prohibited under Section 1 of the Act • Assessment of dogs involved in cruelty cases both for defence and prosecuting authorities • Clients include Police and CPS services throughout the UK, local authorities, private solicitors, RSPCA • Highly experienced in giving expert evidence in both magistrates' and crown courts, including appeal courts
Ms Long in WIMBORNE
Canine behaviour, with a particular emphasis on bull breed behaviour and aggression cases Passed the Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate with Cardiff University • Completed the Master in Aggression Course with Michael Shikashio • Full member of the IMDT (with distinction) • Ambassador for the Pet Professional Network since 2018 Worked with over 3500 dogs • Designed and developed a training app for bull breed owners to help with training and behaviour medication • Behaviourist for multiple rescues throughout the UK
Mr Barnett in FARTHINGSTONE
Expert evidence on dogs banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 both for type & behaviour • Behavioural assessments on dogs seized by police as dangerously out of control • Expert evidence given in animal welfare & livestock worrying cases • Have multi-agency working experience with RSPCA, local authorities & animal welfare organisations • Have presented seminars to various groups & professional bodies including veterinary professionals, police officers, local authority officers & charitable bodies • Former police...
Mr Goff in HATFIELD
Assessment of dogs to determine and report on whether or not the dog may represent an ongoing danger to the public and if any problem identified could be managed/controlled to ensure public safety. In respect of the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act: • Is the dog inherently dangerous and does it represent an ongoing danger to the owner, the owner's immediate family and/or the general public? • Could any problem be resolved and/or managed, i.e. control with lead and muzzle? • Are the owners fit and proper to look after...
Dr d'Sa in ALTON
Criminal & civil proceedings for both defence & prosecution cases • Dog behaviour/training & breed identification, including prohibited breeds • Dangerous dogs legislation • Police Dog Legislation Officer (DLO) training • Dog behaviour expert for police constabularies across the UK • Dog bites • Human fatalities involving dogs • Cat behaviour • Animal behaviour (mammals & birds) • Animal welfare & protection • Animal-related environmental matters • Animal boarding establishments - licensing matters • Animal assessments for owners...
Mr Spender in SHAFTESBURY
Colin is able to assist in both civil and criminal court cases as an expert witness in: • Dangerous dog-related matters under the Dangerous Dog Act 1991 (as amended 1997) • The Dogs Act 1871 Section 2 • The Antisocial Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 pertaining to dog-related matters • The Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 • Animal Welfare Act (2006) Colin is an accredited retired Police Dog Legislation Officer (DLO). As an expert witness in banned breed dog identification, Colin is able to conduct...
Mr McIver in BLANDFORD FORUM
All matters relating to the training, care & operational deployment of general purpose police dogs, & specialist search dogs used for the detection of explosives, drugs, currency & weapons • The training, care & deployment of firearms support dogs • Selection & behavioural traits of dogs deemed suitable for police work • The deployment of a police dog in relation to both use of force and non use of force • Providing dog behaviour advice • Accredited Police Dog Instructor awarded by Home Office Standing Advisory Committee...
Mr Hesmondhalgh in BOLTON
Shaun is a Canine Clinical Behaviourist available to support Legal Counsel in any dog-related matters that may fall under the auspices of the following legislation: • Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 • Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Act 1997 • Dogs Act 1871 • Antisocial Behaviour Crime & Policing Act 2014 • The Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 • Animal Welfare Act 2006 • Guard Dog Act 1975 • The Animals Act 1971 We provide support by conducting the following: • Conformation assessments to identify 'breed' or 'type'. • Dog...
Mrs Howell in DOBSHILL
I can provide expert evidence in respect of cases under Section 1 and Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and Section 2 of the Animals Act 1971. Services include a thorough investigation of the circumstances leading up to a dog bite incident, a behavioural assessment and conformation assessment (if required) of the dog, and assessment of the home environment. A full written report and video and photographic evidence are provided. As a former police detective, I have extensive court experience. I am currently...
Mr Shepherd in RETFORD
Qualified and experienced in recognising and understanding complex canine behaviours • Providing expert evidence in civil and criminal proceedings for both defence and prosecution cases in detailed accurate reports • Specialising in dangerous dog legislation and cases of dogs seized under Section 1 or Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 • Extensive multi-agency working experience with multiple police forces, RSPCA, local authorities, social services and animal welfare rehoming organisations
Mr Shaw in TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Qualified dog behaviour specialist with extensive experience assessing and rehabilitating dogs • Expert evidence provided in civil and criminal proceedings for both defence and prosecution cases • Specialist in dangerous dog legislation • Provides expert evidence in cases of dogs seized under Section 1 or Section 3 the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and Section 2 of the Animal Act 1971 • Dog bites • Human fatalities involving dogs • Expert evidence in welfare cases under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 • Animal risk assessments for...
Ms Phillips in HIGH PEAK
Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist. Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors • Assessment of dogs seized under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 Section 3 • Behavioural assessments of dogs seized by police as dangerously out of control • Behavioural assessments include full investigation around the circumstances of the dog bite or incident and the dog's home environment - full written report, photographic and video evidence
Dr McBride in SOUTHAMPTON
Senior lecturer in animal behaviour, human-animal interactions and companion animal behaviour counselling • Chair of Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors • Trustee of Animal Behaviour and Training Council Animal behaviour and welfare • Behaviour and temperament assessment of dogs • Aspects of dog behaviour in general • The human-animal bond • Attitudes to animals • Animals in human housing • Role of animals for physical and emotional health of humans of all ages
Mr Turner in LONDON
Experience of pit bulls since 1978 • Police officer 37 years • Dog handler 25 years • Worked with RSPCA, local authorities & other animal welfare organisations • Organises seminars & gives presentations on dangerous dogs to police officers & local authorities • Assessments on dog breed & temperament • Receives instructions from defence & prosecution teams & local authorities • Examined dogs in four high-profile cases