A man has been ordered to keep his dog under control after it escaped and killed an elderly Yorkshire Terrier.
The animal, a cross-breed named Honey, attacked the 11-year-old pet.
It died after suffering a heart attack likely to have been brought on by the shock of the incident.
Ben Abbott, who owns Honey, was ordered to keep her under proper control by a District Judge sitting in Huddersfield.
Laura McBride, prosecuting, said that the attack happened on April 25.
The cross-breed dog, described as similar in appearance to a pit bull, escaped from its home via an insecure front door.
Abbott, of Park Drive, Batley, said that he had been given the seven-year-old dog by a friend who could no longer look after it.
He said: “She’s ace around humans, she just hates other dogs.”
District Judge Michael Fanning ordered that the dog has to be properly controlled.
It must wear a lead and muzzle while out in public .
If the order his ignored the pet may be destroyed, he warned Abbott.