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Updated Government Guidelines & Exemption process - 13th & 14th Nov 23

The Government have released more guidelines around the XL Bully 'type' and the exemption form this morning.

Last night they released more on the compensation scheme for people choosing to euthanise their dog.

The guidance around what an XL Bully 'type' is has been updated to include photographs. Click here to read the full publication.

The exemption form is also now live on the Government website. Please note- You have until January 31st to apply for exemption.

You can find the exemption form here.

We are still proceeding with a Judicial Review and intend to apply for an injunction.

We cannot advise whether you should apply for the exemption right now or wait, however, we can reassure you the Legal team are making the necessary applications.

We hope to post an update by the end of this week.


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Lila Rodrigues
Lila Rodrigues
21 de dez. de 2023

I am currently in the position of saving a girl in Chesterfield Derbyshire who is presently advised to be PTS tomorrow. How can vets even allow such a thing to happen? She is a healthy dog. I have been crying. This should not be happening!


Membro desconhecido
15 de nov. de 2023

I believe there’s a new film coming out soon.. it’s named ‘Carry On XL Dog Ban’. It’s a comedy I hear…

As the owner of a beautiful, soft, placid and extremely loving and friendly XL, I spent a couple of hours yesterday working out what I must do to comply with the new legislation. This is what I discovered:

* I am unable to obtain a certificate of exemption without Public Liability insurance. Yet when I go to the Dogs Trust website, it appears I cannot get Public Liability insurance with a Certificate of Exemption…. Ummmm 🤷🏻‍♀️

* I have until June of next year to get my bully neutered. Yet if I don’t obtain a Certificate of Exemption by…

Phil T
Phil T
03 de jan.
Respondendo a

Hi' I'm with you on this one. It has been ill thought out but if you want insurance go to the Dogs Trust web site and in their search engine type become a companion and you will get the relevant page. I have just joined and am now insured. Granted, it's not clear but the Dogs Trust have been very helpful. They have pages of info for xl type dog owners.

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