The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, vows to ban the American XL bully breed.
Vows to Ban XL Bully
London, UK - On Friday, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, announced that the government will ban the XL bully by the end of the year. "It's clear this is not about a handful of badly trained dogs. It's a pattern of behavior, and it cannot go on," Sunak said in a televised statement. The announcement came after two dogs, believed to be XL bullies, ki… [Read full blog post]
Dr. Newport explains the rising violence of the XL bully in the UK and why breed matters.
London, UK - Dr. Lawrence Newport, a law and criminology lecturer at Royal Holloway University, recently published a video about the growing violence of the XL bully in the UK. Last year, we issued a special report calling on the UK to define a status dog phenotype, because too many pit bull-type dogs are evading the "banned breeds" in the Dangerous Dog Act. The Act bans American pit bull terr… [Read full blog post]
How UK Officials Currently Identify Pit Bull Terrier Types
Brandon Hayden seen with "Beast" in the days leading up to the fatal dog attack.
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Caerphilly, South Wales - On November 8, 2021, a recently acquired hulking "designer" pit bull breed -- known interchangeably as an XL pit bull or XL bully -- horrifically attacked and killed 10-year old Jack Li, who had been playing at the dog owner's home. The dog was destroyed by firearm officers -- it's unknown how many b… [Read full blog post]
Laws Target Criminals and Owners Pay Special Taxes
DogsBite.org - Every now and again, a surprising email arrives at DogsBite.org from a foreign country. This one is sure to inspire new ideas about regulating dangerous dog breeds. In May, a reader from Germany sent in a description of breed-specific legislation in Germany. We used Google Translate to convert the German Wikipedia page mentioned in the description, which also describes breed-specific laws in Austria, Swi… [Read full blog post]