We looked on Pets4Homes to see what XL bullies were being sold in Buckinghamshire to find out how little these dogs are being sold for ahead of the Prime Minister's breed ban.

These dogs can reach prices of £4,000 on the site, but we have listed by lowest price to see how little these former pets and pups are being sold for in the local area.

Following the announcement of an impeding ban on the sale of American XL Bullies, a rush to sell the breed has been reported on selling sites across the country.

The Independent reports that hundreds of these dogs have been advertised for sale online since the ban was proposed by Rishi Sunak, and immediately following his confirmation, a surge of the breed appeared on sites such as pets4homes.co.uk and social media platforms.

It is feared owners may aim to sell these dogs quickly as it's unlikely they will be able to do so legally following the proposed ban.

Bucks Free Press:

Pets4Homes are rife with listings of XL Bully dogs in Buckinghamshire, but most do appear to be puppies from new litters.

Pets4Homes listings:  

On Pets4Homes we found the cheapest dog going for £200 in Aylesbury.

The dog was a one year and three-month-old female American XL bully with the description of: "Here is Zena looking for a forever home due to no fault of her own.

"Amazing dog, very loving girl who just needs the time and affection we can sadly no longer give her.

"Very good boy around the kids and other dogs, unsure about cats to be totally honest."

Puppies from Milton Keynes are being listed at £500 each and only three are left.

The ad reads: "Litter of 11 abkc registered American bully’s. 6 Boys and 5 Girls. We have a few different colours…mostly chocolate. chocolate girl."

In High Wycombe, one XL Bully puppy is left for £500.


An American XL Bully in Milton Keynes is being sold for £500 as a "very sad sale" for the owner.

The listing reads: "This is a very sad sale. Bazooka Joe or Zook as we call him, is my keeper pup from my Nala x Huncho litter. Unfortunately due to a change in circumstances and long-term health issues within the immediate family I can no longer provide him with the time and training he deserves.

"I believe he will do better in a single dog household. He is not suited to young children as he jumps up atm (it's something we have been working on) although he has been around my children so it is doable if you have the time to put in.

"He walks well on leash but is quite fearful of other dogs on walks and prefers not to be approached by anyone whilst out of the house."

Puppies from Hardwick, Buckinghamshire, are being listed at £2,500 each and only boys are now left.

It reads: "These boys are absolute quality, size, structure, temperament, markings, amazing proportions, and will make an exceptional stud dog.

"7 puppies born on Saturday 10th June..... we have 1 chocolate tri male, 1 chocolate tri Merle female (no longer available), 1 chocolate tri Merle, 1 black dark tan male, 1 black light tan male, 2 black light tan female (no longer available)."

The Prime Minister’s ban, which is set to be implemented by the end of 2023, has been widely backed by the Labour Party, former Conservative home secretary Baron Baker of Dorking and multiple campaign groups.

This ban comes after several attacks by bully breeds, including an incident in Staffordshire where a man was fatally mauled, and a separate incident which went viral online, showing an 11-year-old girl in Birmingham sustaining serious injuries from a suspected XL Bully.

Importantly, existing owners of American XL bullies will not face a cull after the ban, according to promises from the Prime Minister.

Downing Street states that measures will be enacted to deal with the current population of these dogs, possibly including mandatory neutering and muzzling of dogs in public, as advised by the Government’s chief vet.

The details of how the Government plans to "safely manage the existing population of these dogs" will be considered in an upcoming consultation according to the Prime Minister’s official spokesperson.

Asked by BBC Radio West Midlands if the planned ban would be enough to stop more people being harmed, Mr Sunak said: “These American XL bully dogs are a danger to our communities and we are urgently working on ways to stop these attacks and to protect the public, not just in the West Midlands but across the country.

“Last week ministers brought together police and the experts… to define the breed of the dog, and then once we have defined the breed of the dog we will be able to ban the breed under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

“Those new laws will be in place by the end of the year.

“Exactly how that transition works, which you spoke to, is something that is being worked on between the police and the experts as I mentioned.

“But what is clear is these dogs are a danger to our communities and we are taking action to try and stop these attacks and protect the public.”