The Government has ruled that the XL Bully dog breed will be added to the Dangerous Dog Act 1991.

If you own an XL Bully dog, you need to apply for a Certificate of Exemption to legally keep your pet after 31 January 2024.

To find out the most up-to-date information and how to apply for the Certificate of Exemption, please visit the government website here.

XL Bully owners who do not hold a Certificate of Exemption on 1 February 2024 will be committing and offence and will be in breach of their tenancy agreement.

As a reminder, from 31 December 2023, it’s also against the law to:

  • Abandon an XL Bully dog or let it stray
  • Breed from an XL Bully dog
  • Give away an XL Bully dog
  • Have an XL Bully dog in public without a lead and muzzle
  • Sell an XL Bully dog.

Our Tenancy Management Policy encourages responsible pet ownership and it’s important we make you aware of your legal responsibilities as a pet owner. In line with our policy, we may refuse permission to prospective new customers wanting to move into a new home with a banned dog breed if they do not have a Certificate of Exemption.