XL Bully dog owners announce Birmingham mass walk to show how ‘gentle’ the breed really is – as organisers say: ‘Bring as many people and kids as possible’
- The Birmingham ‘Bully meet’ is set for September 30 between 1pm and 3pm
Owners of XL Bullys have announced a mass dog walk in Birmingham to show how ‘gentle’ the breed is – and people are encouraged to ‘bring as many kids as possible’.
Following a spate of attacks, the Government last week announced it would be looking to define the XL Bully breed, and then ban it by the end of year.
An advert shared on social media said the walk is set to take place between 1pm and 3pm on Saturday September 30 in Handsworth, West Midlands, but the exact location is yet to be disclosed.
The ‘Bully meet’ comes as two of last week’s worst dog attacks took place in West Midlands county.
Next week’s planned ‘Bully meet’ has been organised by campaigners in a bid to ‘prove people wrong’ about the breed.
Owners of XL Bullys have announced a mass dog walk in Birmingham to show how ‘gentle’ the breed is – and people are encouraged to ‘bring as many kids as possible’
Following a spate of attacks, the Government last week announced it would be looking to define the XL Bully breed, and then ban it by the end of year
The post, shared by account 0121bullys, read: ‘Bring as many people and kids as possible!! Bring friendly dogs with poo bags and water. Friendly walk! We can’t be stopped for walking our dogs!!
‘Any dogs welcome!! Let’s show how gentle the XL Bully really is, let’s get this out there!! Anyone from Birmingham or the surrounding areas turn up, let’s prove people wrong!!!.’
In a caption for the advert, the poster said: ‘Everyone share the life out of this!!
‘We need to stand up for our dogs!! We need to show the government how friendly and loving our big dogs are.’
Jake Harris, from the 0121 Bullys Instagram and TikTok accounts, told Birmingham Live that the walk has been organised to show that ‘Bullys are not the problem’.
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‘It’s all about the owners,’ he said, adding that none of his three XL Bullys would ‘hurt a soul’.
He continued: ‘Yes they might look big and scary but they are big family dogs! I’ve got my fingers crossed there will be a lot of families there. ‘
Mr Harris said the aim of the walk is to prove to the Government how ‘friendly and loving our big dogs are’.
In the last week, West Midlands county has seen two horrific attacks by thought-to-be XL Bullys.
Mohammed Sami Raza was left covered in blood with horrendous injuries to his arms and legs after the mutt pounced on him in Bentley Drive, Walsall.
In another attack on Monday, two rottweilers charged into a family home and killed two beloved cats – leaving the occupant and her children screaming for help.
Chilling doorbell footage showed the family happily greet their beloved pets from the car in Solihull. Moments later the two big dogs ran into the driveway and into the house, before wrecking the kitchen and killing both cats.
The dogs came bounding up the driveway of the home in Chelmsley Wood, near Solihull, before running into the house
American bullies are a relatively new breed, having originated in the 1980s. They are mixed breed bulldogs, typically American pitbull terriers crossed with American, English and Olde English bulldogs.
Though the bully XL is the most common, the dogs can also be bred with mastiffs and other larger dogs to make them bigger, XXL or even XXXL.
Despite their relative popularity in the UK, they are not officially registered as a breed by the UK Kennel Club, making it difficult to know exactly how many are in the country.
On Friday, the Prime Minister branded the dogs a ‘danger to our communities’ and vowed to bring in rules by the end of the year under the Dangerous Dogs Act to ban them.
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