From 31 December 2023 it will be against the law to:

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

From 1 February 2024 it will be a criminal offence to own an XL Bully dog in England and Wales unless your dog has a Certificate of Exemption.

Stockport Homes will not permit the ownership of XL Bully dogs unless the owner has Certificate of Exemption. This will only be considered in properties where dogs are permitted. NO dogs are permitted in any multi-storey accommodation (unless they are officially accredited assistance dogs e.g. guide dogs). Legal action will be taken in respect of any reports of dogs kept without permission. If you want to keep your XL Bully dog after the ban, you must apply for a Certificate of Exemption by 31 January 2024.