An owner has been warned she could be banned from keeping pets after her dogs attacked and killed a pensioner’s King Charles Spaniel.
Jenna Whyte was also told her German Shepherd and Staffordshire bull terrier may have to be put down.
Sheriff Keith O’Mahoney deferred sentence on Whyte for reports.
He said: “I have to consider not only the appropriate sentence in respect of you, but I also have to consider whether it is appropriate to order destruction of your dogs.
“I also have to consider whether to make an order disqualifying you from ownership of any animals, and if so, for what period?”
Whyte, 36, from Perth, admitted being the owner of dogs which were dangerously out of control and attacked and killed another dog in Roman Road, Almondbank, on July 8 last year.
Perth Sheriff Court was told the two dogs, neither of which was on a lead or muzzled, ran towards spaniel Rosie while it was being walked in the Perthshire village by Richard Guthrie.
Mr Guthrie, 34, was walking the dog for his 65-year-old father-in-law and was unable to stop the two powerful dogs as they started tearing into Rosie.
The court was told both dogs had been placed under a local authority control order after the attack, but remained in the care of Whyte.
Solicitor Pauline Cullerton, defending, said: “She no longer walks them locally in Almondbank, but she now takes them elsewhere for their exercise.”