In less serious cases police can demand that an owner always keeps a dog either on a leash or muzzled.
The government's proposal does not however include a general ban on so-called fighting dogs. Agriculture Minister Eskil Erlandsson has previous explained his reasoning:
"It's not possible to point out some breeds and say that others aren't dangerous. It becomes problematic with cross-breeding and the definition of breeds. As well as that it is possible to possible to train any dog to be aggressive."