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      This section has to deal with NC Ordinances and Statutes and we wish to state that that we have researched these items carefully but the viewer must understand that the laws may change without notice and we recommend checking with a more up-to-date informative source. As always, we want to inform potential new owners of precautions to consider whether you purchase from us or not.

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Please note: There are both statutes (laws) and ordinances to be understood by the owner.



 This area is always under under construction… but there is interesting NC laws exempting farm, hunting, and protection dogs during certain actions or seasons. Also, what can be done if other types of dogs are caught killing your livestock (you do not have to wait for the local authorities).

Also, to note that we have Rottweilers, there is statutes to be aware of for your protection. We cannot emphasize enough that your property should be posted on all corners giving warning to trespassers and to protect your liability from thieves, trespassers, and their lawyers. This is an opinion and if in doubt ask your local Sheriff or Constable for guidelines (we have).

For a more personal review, visit NC State’s website:  https://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/ByArticle/…/Article_1A.pdf

We reserve the right to offer this information freely but in no way take responsibility for changed/altered or repealed Sessions or statutes. This information is from the NC 2017 States Sessions.

Dangerous dogs:

§ 67-4.1. Definitions and procedures.

(a) As used in this Article, unless the context clearly requires otherwise and except as
modified in subsection (b) of this section, the term:
(1) “Dangerous dog” means

a. A dog that:
1. Without provocation has killed or inflicted severe injury on a
person; or
2. Is determined by the person or Board designated by the county
or municipal authority responsible for animal control to be
potentially dangerous because the dog has engaged in one or
more of the behaviors listed in subdivision (2) of this

b. Any dog owned or harbored primarily or in part for the purpose of dog
fighting, or any dog trained for dog fighting.
(2) “Potentially dangerous dog” means a dog that the person or Board designated
by the county or municipal authority responsible for animal control
determines to have:
a. Inflicted a bite on a person that resulted in broken bones or disfiguring
lacerations or required cosmetic surgery or hospitalization; or
b. Killed or inflicted severe injury upon a domestic animal when not on
the owner’s real property; or
c. Approached a person when not on the owner’s property in a vicious or
terrorizing manner in an apparent attitude of attack.
(3) “Owner” means any person or legal entity that has a possessory property right
in a dog.
(4) “Owner’s real property” means any real property owned or leased by the
owner of the dog, but does not include any public right-of-way or a common
area of a condominium, apartment complex, or townhouse development.
(5) “Severe injury” means any physical injury that results in broken bones or
disfiguring lacerations or required cosmetic surgery or hospitalization.

Precautions to consider for Protection Dogs:

§ 67-4.2. Precautions against attacks by dangerous dogs.

(a) It is unlawful for an owner to:
(1) Leave a dangerous dog unattended on the owner’s real property unless the dog
is confined indoors, in a securely enclosed and locked pen, or in another
structure designed to restrain the dog;
(2) Permit a dangerous dog to go beyond the owner’s real property unless the dog
is leashed and muzzled or is otherwise securely restrained and muzzled.

(b) If the owner of a dangerous dog transfers ownership or possession of the dog to
another person (as defined in G.S. 12-3(6)), the owner shall provide written notice to:
(1) The authority that made the determination under this Article, stating the name
and address of the new owner or possessor of the dog; and
(2) The person taking ownership or possession of the dog, specifying the dog’s
dangerous behavior and the authority’s determination.

(c) Violation of this section is a Class 3 misdemeanor. (1989 (Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 1023;
1993, c. 539, s. 532; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)


Working, Farm, Hunting Dog Statutes:

These statutes are only some that apply as of NC Sessions 2017. We cannot guarantee the absolution of these statutes as we only derived our information from the NC State website:  https://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/ByArticle/…/Article_1A.pdf

Chapter 67.


Article 1.

Owner’s Liability.

§ 67-1.  Liability for injury to livestock or fowls.

If any dog, not being at the time on the premises of the owner or person having charge thereof, shall kill or injure any livestock or fowls, the owner or person having such dog in charge shall be liable for damages sustained by the injury, killing, or maiming of any livestock, and costs of suit. (1911, c. 3, s. 1; C.S., s. 1669.)

§ 67-2.  Permitting bitch at large.

If any person owning or having any bitch shall knowingly permit her to run at large during the erotic stage of copulation he shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. (1862-3, c. 41, s. 2; Code, s. 2501; Rev., s. 3303; C.S., s. 1670; 1993, c. 539, s. 529; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)

§ 67-3.  Sheep-killing dogs to be killed.

If any person owning or having any dog that kills sheep or other domestic animals, or that kills a human being, upon satisfactory evidence of the same being made before any judge of the district court in the county, and the owner duly notified thereof, shall refuse to kill it, and shall permit such dog to go at liberty, he shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor, and the dog may be killed by anyone if found going at large. (1862-3, c. 41, s. 1; 1874-5, c. 108, s. 2; Code, s. 2500; Rev., s. 3304; C.S., s. 1671; 1973, c. 108, s. 24; 1977, c. 597; 1993, c. 539, s. 530; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)

§ 67-12.  Permitting dogs to run at large at night; penalty; liability for damage.

No person shall allow his dog over six months old to run at large in the nighttime unaccompanied by the owner or by some member of the owner’s family, or some other person by the owner’s permission.  Any person intentionally, knowingly, and willfully violating this section shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor, and shall also be liable in damages to any person injured or suffering loss to his property or chattels. (1919, c. 116, s. 5; C.S., s. 1680; 1993, c. 539, s. 534; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)

§ 67-14.1.  Dogs injuring deer or bear on wildlife management area may be killed; impounding unmuzzled dogs running at large.

(a)        Any dog which trails, runs, injures or kills any deer or bear on any wildlife refuge, sanctuary or management area, now or hereafter so designated and managed by the Wildlife Resources Commission, during the closed season for hunting with dogs on such refuge or management area, is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, and any wildlife protector or other duly authorized agent or employee of the Wildlife Resources Commission may destroy, by humane method, any dog discovered trailing, running, injuring or killing any deer or bear in any such area during the closed season therein for hunting such game with dogs, without incurring liability by reason of his act in conformity with this section.

(b)        Any unmuzzled dog running at large upon any wildlife refuge, sanctuary, or management area, when unaccompanied by any person having such dog in charge, shall be seized and impounded by any wildlife protector, or other duly authorized agent or employee of the Wildlife Resources Commission.

(c)        The person impounding such dog shall cause a notice to be published at least once a week for two successive weeks in some newspaper published in the county wherein the dog was taken, or if none is published therein, in some newspaper having general circulation in the county. Such notice shall set forth a description of the dog, the place where it is impounded, and that the dog will be  destroyed if not claimed and payment made for the advertisement, a catch fee of one dollar ($1.00) and the boarding, computed at the rate of fifty cents (50¢) per day, while impounded, by a certain date which date shall be not less than 15 days after the publication of the first notice. A similar notice shall be posted at the courthouse door.

(d)       The owner of the dog, or his agent, may recover such dog upon payment of the cost of the publication of the notices hereinbefore described together with a catch fee of one dollar ($1.00) and the expense, computed at the rate of fifty cents (50¢) per day, incurred while impounding and boarding the dog.

(e)        If any impounded dog is not recovered by the owner within 15 days after the publication of the first notice of the impounding, the  dog may be destroyed in a humane manner by any wildlife protector or other duly authorized agent or employee of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, and no liability shall attach to any person acting in accordance with this section. (1951, c. 1021, s. 1.)



Always check with your local Animal Control for the County or city ordinances that affect you.

In Johnston county, N.C.:

Rabies tags are required at 4 mos. of age (this is state law) and must be worn on a collar or harness.

No chains under 10 feet long. If you’re allowed runners then use a harness not a collar. This will prevent injury. Fenced areas and kennels are always best.

No over-sized chains are allowed.

All outside dogs must have shelter, adequate shade, and water.

All dogs must be confined to their property at all times.

In Wake, Durham, and Cumberland counties of NC, there is a tax for intact dogs (Dogs not spayed or neutered). Check with your county for any ordinances that might affect you.

We recommend an identification tag to accompany the collar. By law, animal control must contact you before state and county measures are taken against your pet.

If a stray takes residence with you for more than 72 hours then Johnston County, NC considers it your dog and you become responsible for the animal.

       We hope these points of interest help you in your future. Some are fact and some are our opinion but if you’re in doubt we recommend consulting your Veterinarian or in the case of Service Dogs we recommend contacting the Dept. of Health and Human Services. Periodically, we update this list as people ask questions, so feel free to check with us occasionally.

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