A must-read if you have anything to do with the issue of "dangerous dogs"

This post contains attachments which constitute a must-read if you have anything to do with the issue of "dangerous dogs". The issue of dangerous dogs touches on a wide range of topics including dog bites, owner's education and understanding of the world through a dog's eyes, dog registration, permissible breeds, and questions of rational and proportionate governance.

 
The reality is that dogs constitute an established, and important, part of society. The numbers are significant to. For example, in Australia dogs are recognised as the most common pet with 39% of households having a dog - put another way, that's 19 dogs for every 100 people. And in New Zealand 29% of homes reportedly have dogs. 
 
Most people recognise the role of dogs within human society as household pets, but there are a significant number of additional ways that dogs support the lifestyle that people have become accustomed to, and often take for granted. Consider, for example, the role of dogs in the police, the military, as guide dogs, in border control and in health services.
 
For any initiative that is proposed to deal with the problem of dangerous dogs, there obviously needs to be a solid understanding about "the basics" in the first place. That's what the referenced materials to this posting provide you with. The documents also provide you with examples where the local authorities have been very successful in reducing the number of incidents of dog problems enormously. In turn, that begs the question about why other decision-makers can't simply learn from the lessons of their more successful colleagues.