This is the moment the owner of an XL Bully confronted a busybody biker who called the dog ‘dangerous’ – before then backpedalling and admitting he was ‘wrong’. 

Amanda Holloway was walking her beloved 12-month-old pet Hulk – who was wearing a bright green jacket with ‘Friendly’ on it – when she encountered an angry male cyclist who demanded her pet wore a muzzle. 

The worried rider’s comments come amid fears over the Bully XL dogs, who have mauled adults and children to death in a series of bloody attacks across the UK, with the breed responsible for more than half of the fatal maulings in the UK. 

Mrs Holloway – whose animal’s breed is soon set to be outlawed under the Dangerous Dogs Act after a series fatal attacks – captured the altercation on camera as she strolled in Bushy Park, Richmond, west London

Posting the video on Facebook, the mother-of-three wrote: ‘So this is the beginning of my walk with the altercation with the biker as you can see he is not bothered by people or dogs he just want to go on his walk with his muma and his ball.’

The clip shows Hulk sitting on the path waiting for his ball to be thrown, as other other people and pets walk past him. Seconds later, a cyclist is heard saying: ‘That [dog] should have a muzzle on it.’

Do YOU know the cyclist in the video? Email [email protected] 

Amanda Holloway was walking her beloved 12-month-old pet Hulk - who was wearing a bright green jacket with 'friendly' on it - when she encountered the male cyclist

Amanda Holloway was walking her beloved 12-month-old pet Hulk – who was wearing a bright green jacket with ‘Friendly’ on it – when she encountered the male cyclist

The male cyclist demanded to know why her 12-month-old pup was not muzzled

The male cyclist demanded to know why her 12-month-old pup was not muzzled 

‘No he shouldn’t actually,’ says proud XL Bully owner Mrs Holloway, who is a stay-at-home mother. 

‘It’s the “powerful dogs act”, why shouldn’t it? ‘ retorts the cyclist, in reference to the Dangerous Dogs Act, which from December 31 will make it illegal to have an American XL Bully in public without a lead or muzzle. 

‘Because he is absolutely friendly and the law isn’t until December 31, so educate yourself,’ Mrs Holland replies. Speaking of the muzzle, she continues: ‘Why does he need one? He hasn’t attacked anyone in all his life.’

‘Yeah but it’s the powerful dogs act,’ the cyclist replies.

‘And I have complete control over him, absolute control. It’s the owner not the dog. So unless you own one, keep your opinions to yourself.’ she adds, as she turns back to her Hulk, who is waiting patiently by the park gate. 

Telling her pup to ‘sit’, she gloats: ‘Oh look, a “dangerous dog” sitting and waiting for the gate to be opened. So dangerous, isn’t he?’

The cyclist then appears to backpedal, and concedes: ‘You’re right. I’m saying you’re a good owner.’

Mrs Holloway says: ‘You’re saying I’m a good owner but then you told me I should muzzle him? Is he dangerous? Has he done anything?’

In the video, Hulk only appears to be interested in the ball carried by its owner

In the video, Hulk only appears to be interested in the ball carried by its owner 

‘No, he’s not dangerous, no. But what I mean is he is a powerful dog,’ the man replies.

The woman then says: ‘He is a powerful dog – there’s a lot of powerful dogs out there. And it’s the owners who have control over the dog. So maybe not mention anything when you see people.’

‘All right, sorry,’ the cyclist is heard saying as the woman walks away with her pet.’

The footage comes just weeks before tightened laws about XL Bully dogs will come into force. 

From December 31, it will be against the law to sell, abandon, breed from or give away an American XL Bully, or have one in public without a lead or muzzle. 

It will be illegal to own an XL Bully in England and Wales from February 1.

Owners of the breed can apply to register their dogs for an exemption before it is banned, though. 

Dogs on the exempt list will also have to be neutered and microchipped. Those more than a year old on January 31 must be neutered by June 30, while those under 12 months old must be neutered by December 31, 2024.

The shift in the law follows a spate of fatal maulings across the UK linked to XL Bully dogs over the past couple of years. 

Do YOU know the cyclist in the video? Email [email protected] 

Source: | This article originally belongs to Daily Mail

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

ALEX BRUMMER: Rachel Reeves’ plan to ‘gold-plate’ OBR Budget scrutiny is not a radical new deal

Labour used the anniversary of Liz Truss’s explosive mini-Budget to gold-plate the…

Carol Vorderman, 62, reveals terrifying cancer scare after losing her mother to the disease: ‘You hear that word and it’s very frightening’

The TV personality, 62, became concerned after noticing changes in her skin…

Come in, the water’s… terrifying: Jellyfish as far as the eye can see plague Kayak hotspot 

Incredible pictures show a mass of jellyfish – in Scottish waters. Sea…

Meet George Foreman’s HUGE family – five of his kids share a name and it’s not hard to guess

Legendary heavyweight boxer and entrepreneur George Foreman has stayed busy since his…