14 November 2023
Members of the public who own American Bully XLs can now apply for exempting their dogs under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. This involves filling out a form, ensuring their dog is microchipped, getting the dog neutered or proof from a veterinarian that it is neutered, paying a £92.40 fee and getting third party liability insurance, which must start by 1st February 2024.
31 December 2023
After this date any identified American Bully XLs will be prohibited under the Dangerous Dogs Act and it will be illegal to sell, advertise, give away, abandon, breed or rehome these dogs. Any rescue organisations will no longer be able to rehome Bully XLs after this date.
15 January 2024
After this date postal applications will no longer be accepted to exempt an American Bully XL. Electronic applications will be open until 31 January 2024.
31 January 2024
After this date it will be illegal to own an American Bully XL unless it has been exempted under the exemption scheme. Any dog that is exempted must be muzzled in a public place, neutered, microchipped and under the control of an adult.
15 March 2024
Final date for claiming £100 compensation for rescues or £200 compensation for private individual owners of American Bully XLs.
30 June 2024
Any XL Bully type dog over one year old on 31 January 2024 will have to be neutered by this date.
31 December 2024
Any XL Bully type dog under one year old on 31 January 2024 will have to be neutered by this date.