There has been a recent incident of sheep worrying by dogs off leads in Stalbridge.
It is vital that you keep your dog on the lead around livestock, even if you can usually trust it to come to call. It is every dog’s instinct to chase, even if they are usually obedient and good with other animals. It is an offence to allow a dog to worry sheep. Worrying includes attacking or chasing sheep and, in some circumstances, farmers are legally entitled to destroy dogs if they are endangering their sheep.