UK Prime Minister Announces Plan To Ban American XL Bully Dog Breed

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( – The United Kingdom is planning to ban American XL Bully dogs due to concerns that the breed poses a danger. The decision comes following the death of a man who was believed to have been attacked by one of these dogs, as well as the injury of an 11 year old girl in a separate case.

On Friday, September 15, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced that the breed was a “danger to our communities” and requested from government ministers to create a list of all the characteristics of American XL Bully with the help of canine experts. As the breed is not recognized by either the American Kennel Club in the United States or the Kennel Club in Britain, the legally defined list of characteristics will be an instrumental aspect of the ban.

In a video statement shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, Sunak stated that the American XL Bully is not defined in law as a breed which is why defining its characteristics is the first step. He noted that the breed is going to be prohibited under the Dangerous Dogs Act by the conclusion of 2023.

On Thursday, one man lost his life during an attack that involved an American XL Bully. Sunak in the video stated that these dogs were dangerous both for communities and children and that the recent videos of attacks were horrific.

The United Kingdom has bans in place against several breeds, including file Brasileiros, dogo Argentinos, Japanese tosas, and Pitbull terriers.

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