From Thursday 1 February, people will be banned from keeping the breed unless they get an exemption after the dog was listed as dangerous in the wake of fatal attacks on humans.
“When I first put his muzzle on him, he cried and I cried. It’s cruel having to put something on a dog that hasn’t done anything wrong,” XL bully owner Ellie Lonsdale, from West Yorkshire, told the BBC.
“Don’t ban the dogs. Ban the owners.”