There should be no dogs banned in Ireland, but owners should be trained before they can own certain breeds.
Lunchtime Live callers debated the issue this afternoon as Britain's Home Secretary Suella Braverman seeks "urgent advice" about banning American XL bully dogs there.
It comes after an attack on an 11-year-old girl and a man in England on Saturday.
Anita, who owns a restricted breed dog, told the show she believes a total ban is not the answer.
"I don't think any dog should actually be banned here at all," she said.
"By all means if they feel [the need] to put them on the restricted breed list, then that should go ahead.
"I have had restricted dog breeds for 20 years; they should all be muzzled in public, they should be on a short leash, they should not be out with anyone under-16.
"They should be in an enclosure if you're going to be leaving the house and putting them out the back."
'The person who owns the dog'
Anita said the dog's behaviour is down to the owner, not the breed.
"An awful lot of the bull dogs... that I have met are actually beautiful dogs, I've never come across one that is a vicious dog.
"It is, at the end of the day, all down to the other end of the leash: the person who owns the dog, whatever way they have it trained."
Anita said a lot of people buy these breeds of dogs with no experience how to handle them.
"People who have restricted breed dogs, the majority of them will have these dogs for years," she said.
"They have an awful lot of experience; so therefore, I think people should go on some sort of training to be able to keep any restricted dog.
"No dog should be banned," she added.
Alan said ownership of certain dogs should be restricted, not the dogs themselves.
"I don't think we should have a banned list on the dogs, but I do think ownership of these dogs should be very restricted," he said.
"For instance, if you put 10 non-drivers into cars and let them pelt away, it's going to be mayhem because they don't know what they're doing.
"If somebody who doesn't have a clue gets one of these dogs... I think there should be something like a 12-week course done.
"After the course, if you pass the test, then you are eligible to purchase a dog," he added.
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