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18:56, 22 NOV 2023
XL Bully owners bring 62 dogs to huge protest to prove banned breed is 'safe'
A government ban on XL Bully dogs has prompted a huge protest from owners who believe the breed is 'safe', with a TikTok showing the proud pet owners stand with their harness-wearing dogs
Boy, 12, bitten by XL Bully in horror attack as he walked down the street
A young boy was taken to hospital after being bitten by a dog believed to be an XL Bully on a street in Blackburn, Lancashire, but the extent of his injuries are not yet known
Owner fears losing XL bully 'assistance dog' as home 'doesn't meet new laws'
A woman who uses an XL Bully as an assistance dog is scared she may lose him as new laws come into force banning the controversial breed in the UK later this year
XL Bully defined by Government as owners given green light to put 'dangerous' dogs down
The UK Government has laid out how it officially defines XL Bully dogs ahead of the upcoming ban - owners must now apply to an exemption scheme or choose to have their dog euthanised
Man arrested after video emerges of 'XL Bully' being beaten over head with shovel
WARNING, DISTRESSING CONTENT: A video of a man hitting a dog, possibly an XL Bully, over the head with a shovel has emerged. Police say a man has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty
'XL Bully hell' attack forces woman to jump from three-storey window to safety
A woman jumped 30ft from a third-storey window to escape a neighbour's XL Bully after it became enraged and started hurtling towards her, with neighbours describing the ordeal as "hell"
Banned XL bullies 'with poor recall and weighing 70kgs' being flogged online for £75
EXCLUSIVE: As news of the new ban on XL bullies sinks in, The Daily Star revisited the online marketplaces where the dogs were previously sold for thousands to find prices had taken a dramatic nosedive
XL bullies added to banned dogs list as government reveals exact dates for change
After months of growing public outcry and calls for the them to be banned, the XL bully has been added to the list of prohibited breeds under the Dangerous Dogs Act
'XL Bully snatched my baby and killed her - ban these beasts from our streets now'
The mum of Bella-Rae, who was mauled to death by an XL Bully, has said the 'beastly' breed needs to be banned from the United Kingdom before more people lose their lives
XL bully owners already handing dogs into vets to be put down following ban announcement
A spike in XL Bully owners taking their beloved pets to the veterinarian to be put down prematurely has seen RSPCA representatives warn of the mental toll it will take on pet owners and vets
XL Bully owner 'living in fear' and spat at in street as breed ban comes into force
An XL Bully owner claims they have started being harassed in the street thanks to the way her dog has been portrayed by the government – and says the breed is actually "sweet and goofy"
XL Bully sellers desperately flogging beasts on Gumtree for just £350 ahead of ban
EXCLUSIVE: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced plans to outlaw XL Bullies by the end of this year last month, leaving breeders and vendors with a swathe of unwanted pups that are now being flogged for low prices
XL Bully 'destroyed' after 'mother and daughter' savaged and rushed to hospital
An XL Bully dog has been destroyed after a vicious attack on a mother and daughter in Staffordshire on Thursday (October 12) led to both victims being rushed to hospital
XL Bully chases primary school trip before 'latching' on to 'shaken' young girl
An XL Bully chased after a group of primary school children in Manchester this week, latching onto one young girl as her teachers tried desperately to pull her away from the dog
'My two-year-old sits on our XL Bully and rides him like horse – he is the perfect dog'
A mum-of-three is 'heartbroken' by the proposed XL Bully ban and says her pooch Boris is 'perfect' - she even lets her son 'sit on his back and ride him like a horse'
'XL Bullys should be muzzled at all times after one mauled our Chihuahua to death'
Grieving pair David and Laura Williams are calling for muzzles on XL Bully dogs after their pet Chihuahua was mauled by the controversial breed and thrown around like a 'toy'
'I created XL Bully dogs – they're built like bodybuilders but are misunderstood'
XL Bully creator Dave Wilson, from Virginia, crossed an American Staffordshire terrier with an American bulldog and other dogs to create the relatively new breed in the 1990s
'Backyard breeders' will bring dogs worse than XL Bully to UK streets, expert claims
Banning XL Bully dogs may just be the start of trouble for UK streets as 'backyard breeders' may take advantage and begin supplying other dangerous breeds for dog-lovers
'These dangerous dog breeds can go terribly wrong for owners', expert warns
Dog expert Will Atherton has claimed two dog breeds in particular are a 'recipe for disaster' and cause him more trouble in his line of work than any other, rubbishing the claim of no 'bad' dogs
Horror as XL bully breaks loose and 'rips cat to pieces' in front of devastated owners
The harrowing incident was caught on a Ring Doorbell camera and shows Kiwi the cat being savaged to death by an out of control dog in front of a mum and her toddler
Savaged man confronts owner of bully dog after unearthing its reign of terror
Tom Bryant was left with nine puncture wounds after a terrrifyng dog attack in the street which prompted him to track down the owner and confront her on her doorstep
Dog attack death toll rises to 24 since Covid lockdown as youngest victim is 12 days old
A surge in dog attacks across the country has been seen, with the turn of the 2020s bringing with it 24 dog-related deaths so far, as the government attempts to crack down on a particular breed
Huge XL bully was dubbed 'Titan' by locals before mauling 8-stone dog walker to death
Tributes have poured in for a father who lost his life when he was bitten in the neck by a huge XL bully-type dog as he walked his Patterdale terrier puppy near Sunderland
'My £2m pit bull Hulk is biggest in world – his kids are illegally roaming the UK'
The owner of Hulk - the world's largest pit bull - says his beast's offspring have been illegally exported to the UK and reckons the same will happen with XL Bullies after they are banned
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