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Animal licensing

Guidance and application requirements for animal licensing in Eastbourne and the Lewes district.

Provision of Kennel/Home Boarding and Dog Day Care for XL Bully type Breed

It will still be possible for businesses to provide these services for exempted XL Bully type dogs if they wish to do so.

It is a requirement of the Certificate of Exemption to keep a prohibited breed type at the same address as the person to whom the certificate is issued except for up to a maximum of 30 days in a 12-month period. During these 30 days, the dog may be kept in suitable care which could include licensed kennels, home boarding or day care.

Licence holders must ensure that they can continue to meet and maintain all their licence conditions should they agree to board an exempted XL Bully. They may also wish to ask the owner of the dog to see their Certificate of Exemption before agreeing to provide their services.

The owner should ensure that the licence holder, or their designated manager, is aware the dog is a prohibited breed type, show them the Certificate of Exemption, and provide all relevant information to ensure the business can comply with the legislation. This includes that from 31 December 2023 the dog must be kept on a lead and muzzled when in public.

In general, the licensed premises are unlikely to be considered as a public place for the purposes of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (that is a place which members of the public have access to without the invitation of the person occupying the property). However, depending on the individual set up, some part of the premises used by the licensee may be accessible to the public without the licensee's permission. We would advise that licence holders that are unsure whether their premises or a part of their premises constitute a public place should consult their own legal team for views. If a licence holder or their legal team do consider the premises to be a public place, then an XL Bully would be required by law to be kept on a lead and muzzled.

When transporting exempted XL Bully dogs, they should be on a lead and a muzzle at all times when they are in a vehicle as this is considered to be a public place.

Animal welfare licensing guidance notes

Licences covered by the The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018

Apply for an animal welfare licence

Use our online form to apply for an animal welfare licence in Eastbourne or the Lewes district

Dog breeding licences

You can now apply, renew and pay for your animal welfare licence online, which replaces the former dog breeding licence.

Pet shop licence

You can now apply, renew and pay for your animal welfare licence online, which replaces the former pet shop licence.

Animal boarding licence

You can now apply, renew and pay for your animal welfare licence online, which replaces the former animal boarding licences.

Riding establishment licence

You can now apply, renew and pay for your animal welfare licence online, which replaces the former riding establishment licence.

Zoo licences

Anyone keeping wild animals for the purpose of public display must have a zoo licence.

Dangerous and wild animals licences

Keeping dangerous and wild animals requires a licence.

Advice to XL Bully owners who have failed to register exemption

Information and advice on the XL Bully breed of dog for owners who have failed to register for exemption