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XL Bully registrations

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We have published an updated figure on the number of XL Bullies that have been registered with a government exemption scheme.

Over 55,000 dogs have now been registered, with full details of ownership provided to enable authorities to keep the public safe. This indicates a high level of compliance with the strict requirements that are now in place for keeping one of these dogs. There has been coverage in The Sun today of the latest figure.

A ban on the breed type came into force on 1 February making it illegal to own an unregistered XL Bully dog. Anyone found in possession of these dangerous dogs and not meeting the strict rules will have their dog seized and faces prosecution and a criminal record.

Owners of XL Bully dogs must have registered their dogs and must comply with strict rules. This includes having them microchipped, kept on a lead and muzzled when in public and, to ensure these dogs cannot continue breeding, they must also be neutered. For most dogs, this will be by 30 June, and for dogs under one year old, this should be by the end of 2024.

The Government continues to support the police to make sure the ban is effectively enforced.

Environment Secretary Steve Barclay said:

The ban on XL Bullies is now in place meaning it is illegal to own one of these dogs unless it has been registered.

We have delivered our pledge to bring in this important measure to protect public safety, and we expect all XL Bully owners to comply with the strict conditions.

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  1. Comment by Chris Fretwell posted on

    How and how do I talk to so I can take my American bully off the register and update his information

  2. Comment by Alan posted on

    Guess 10,000 actual 55,000.How much more of the XL Bully ban is incorrect?