Mr Justice Collins ruled in her favour, saying that the crown court judge had wrongly decided that "the burden was on Ms Kelleher to establish that the dogs were not a danger to public safety".
The judge should have first considered whether the "new measures and arrangements" were sufficient to stop the dogs being a hazard, he said.And what 'new measures and arrangements' are we talking about?
She put forward evidence from Dr Roger Mugford – one of the UK's foremost experts on canine behaviour – to back her claims.
Dr Mugford had visited Ms Kelleher at her new home in Knowle, Bristol, the court heard, which is spacious and has a garden, giving the robust animals more room to let off steam.
Dr Mugford stated that with the right precautions – such as microchips for both dogs – Amber and Shadow could be successfully "rehabilitated".Unless those microchips are implanted in their brains, I really fail to see how that makes a scrap of difference...