Dangerous Dogs

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered am ar 8 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (Primary Care and Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support disabled people who own assistance dogs which are (a) XL Bullies or (b) dogs which may be misidentified as XL Bullies.

Photo of Mark Spencer Mark Spencer The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We have engaged with stakeholders on this issue and we are not aware of any assistance dogs that are XL Bully type dogs. All XL Bully owners will be able to keep their dogs as long as they have applied for a Certificate of Exemption since 31 January 2024 and adhere to strict rules such as the dog being microchipped and kept on a lead and muzzled when in public.

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