The XL Bully Ban – Implications for Dogs and Their Owners
Understanding the XL Bully Ban – Impact on Canines and Their Caretakers
On October 31, 2023, the UK Government made a pivotal decision by adding the XL Bully breed to the roster of prohibited breeds under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. Dogs will undergo assessments based on specific criteria to ascertain if they fall within the classification of an XL Bully.
Commencing on December 31, 2023, the ban will render it unlawful to sell, abandon, gift, or breed XL Bullys. Additionally, having an XL Bully unleashed in public or without a muzzle will be a violation of the law.
To comply with the legislation, XL Bully owners must take the following steps:
Maintaining an XL Bully requires adherence to specific guidelines:
Guidance on Neutering for XL Bullys:
Additional Criteria for XL Bully Owners:
Muzzle Guidance for XL Bullys:
We understand the challenges of this decision and offer our support during this difficult time. For any inquiries, support, or to schedule microchipping or neutering for your XL Bully, please contact your local surgery.