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Thank you. You could refuse to return him on the basis that he is your property because he was a gift to you. If he went to court then he could argue that it was a joint assets of the relationship. He won't do that though. He will just say to collect him and it is quite unlikely that the police will be interested in this and so you would have to sue to recover. The issue isn't just whether or not the dog is in your name. It also considers things like who looks after him on a regular basis
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I am not sure that a court would say that. I think there is a very real risk that the judge would think this is a joint assets. The police won't be interested in this. You can't get a restraining order out against him because this is a perfectly legitimate property dispute. I'm afraid that you cannot take out restraining orders to stop them doing what they are lawfully entitled to do
Yes, this is a perfectly valid property dispute. You can't call the police about that.
And, in fairness, the police should very rarely be called anyway.