We looked on Pets4Homes to see what XL bullies were being sold in Berkshire 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.

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

Pets4Homes listings:  

On Pets4Homes we found the cheapest dog going for £350 in Slough.

The advert says: "These puppies have been raised in a loving home, around children and their mummy and daddy dog as they are family pets.

"The puppies are used to all household noises."

Puppies from Wokingham are being listed at £950 each and there are four boys and three girls.

The ad reads: "Gorgeous American bully pups available. Amazing bloodlines from x2 Goodbar to Bossy kennels. You will not get a better pedigree of a bully!! These dogs are big and chunky. Both mum and dad are our family pets and can be seen."

An American XL Bully in Reading is being sold for £350 'due to a relationship breakdown", meaning the owner can no longer keep the dog.

The listing reads: "Absolutely stunning, beautiful and well mannered, gentle American Bully.  Absolutely heart broken having to write this post. Due to a relationship breakdown, I am not able to keep this stunning boy."

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In Slough there are 'champion line' puppies for sale at £2,000.

The listing says: "Beautiful collection of champion bloodline XL bullys for sale, easy birth no complications, litter of 14, 2 boys and 9 girls still ready for their forever home."

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.”