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XL Bully dogs to require licensing for travel in and out of Jersey

XL Bully dogs to require licensing for travel in and out of Jersey

Thursday 15 February 2024

XL Bully dogs to require licensing for travel in and out of Jersey

Thursday 15 February 2024


A type of dog recently banned in the UK following a series of fatal attacks will require licensing to travel in and out of Jersey from the end of this month.

From 24 February, owners wishing to travel out of the island with their XL Bully dog will need to apply for an export licence from the Government’s Animal Health and Welfare Team.

They will also need written confirmation that their dog can enter all the countries they are travelling to or through.

New rules for owning the largest kind of American Bully recently came into effect in England and Wales.

The legislation changes do not impact XL Bully dogs currently residing in Jersey that will not be travelling in and out of the island.

In the UK, it is now a criminal offence to own an XL Bully without an exemption certificate, and registered dogs must be kept on a lead and muzzled in public.

It is also illegal in England and Wales to sell, abandon, give away or breed from an XL Bully.

If Jersey owners wish to apply for a licence, or think their pet could be confused for an XL Bully type dog, they should contact the Animal Health and Welfare team at rva@gov.je.

More information is available HERE.

Pictured top: XL Bully dogs recently came under greater restrictions following a series of attacks in the UK.

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