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Dogs: Information For XL Bully Dog Owners

If you own an XL Bully dog in Scotland, there are rules you must follow.

If you are not sure if a dog in your care is an XL Bully, use the guide to check if a dog is an XL Bully.

If you are still unsure about your dog after doing this, you should follow the rules below as a precaution.

It remains legal to own an XL Bully dog in Scotland, but dog owners must make sure their dog is muzzled and on a lead when in a public place. Support for owners on how to muzzle a dog is available at:

It is an offence to:

  • have an XL Bully in public without a lead and muzzle
  • breed or breed from an XL Bully dog
  • sell and XL Bully dog
  • abandon an XL Bully dog or let it stray
  • give away an XL Bully dog

 

From 31 July 2024 you must have an exemption certificate, or have applied for one, to own an XL Bully dog.

If you have any questions about the XL Bully ban, call us on 01592 630922 or email customerservices@kha.scot