THE number of approved exemption applications for XL Bullies in Stourbridge, Halesowen and Dudley has been revealed.

Exemptions allow owners to keep the dog after the government ban was introduced making it illegal to own an XL Bully without one.

The ban on the breed was introduced on February 1, after a number of fatal attacks across the UK.

It has made it an offence to sell, abandon, give away, breed or have an XL Bully in public without a lead and muzzle.

The data, presented by postcode, has been revealed by The Spectator following a freedom of information request to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

The statistics show that 50,000 registered XL Bully dogs live in England and Wales.

Browse our interactive table to see how many approved exemption applications there have been in Stourbridge, Halesowen and Dudley and nearby areas.

Tipton, Tividale and Coseley areas have seen the highest number of applications approved with 107, followed by postcodes in Brierley Hill (102) and Dudley, Kate’s Hill and Netherton (89).

In Halesowen 66 applications were approved and in Stourbridge, Wollaston, Wordsley and Amblecote it was 64.

Postcode areas with the fewest number of applications approved are Kinver, Enville and Stourton where there were under 10.