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XL Bully and other  banned breeds

As we enter 2024, many pet owners are wondering: "Can I bring my XL Bully or other restricted breeds to a private dog field?" At Lees Moor Paws, we're happy to welcome dogs of all kinds, but it's essential to follow rules from the UK Government and our insurers.

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Below are the latest guidelines for using Lees Moor Paws if you own a restricted or banned breed, like the XL Bully. 

Compliance: Owners must follow DEFRA regulations and government guidelines for XL Bully and restricted breed ownership. Additional rules from our insurers apply.

Guidelines for Dog Owners at Lees Moor Paws:

1. Handler-to-Dog Ratio:

  • If you have more than one dog at home, they can come to the field together with at least one handler.

  • Once inside, all dogs, including XL Bully and banned breeds, can be off leads and without muzzles if from the same household.

  • If mixing dogs from different households, XL Bully and banned breeds must stay muzzled and leashed, with a 1:1 handler.

2. Field Sharing:

  • Sharing the field with dogs from the same household is allowed under the conditions in item 1.

  • XL Bully and banned breeds must stay muzzled and leashed when mixing households.

3. Muzzle Protocol:

  • Wear a muzzle when entering and exiting; remove it only after securely closing the gate.

  • Reinstate the muzzle before opening the gates when leaving.

4. Lead Usage:

  • Use leads during entry and exit until securely inside the main field.

  • Reverse this process when leaving, with gates securely closed.

5. Registration and Paperwork:

  • Your dog must be registered on the IED and have a certificate of exemption. Must be able to produce documents if requested.

6. Insurance Obligation:

  • Owners must have the correct public liability insurance and must be aged over 16 years old to handle the dog/s.

7. Neutering and Microchipping:

  • Dogs must be neutered and microchipped according to government rules.

8. Secure Gates:

  • Ensure that gates are securely closed during field use.

9. Additional Compliance:

  • Agree to follow any extra rules from our insurers or reasonable requests from Lees Moor Paws in case of an incident.

10. General Terms and Conditions: 

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