XL Bully mauling machines fed blood and pumped with steroids to breed killers

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    American XL Bullies are being fed blood to turn them into killers.

    Dog owners are also pumping them with steroids and putting them through hellish training on treadmills.

    Some have even shared "bite work" sessions on social media.

    READ MORE: Chilling three-word message to deadly XL Bully attack as horror clip is shared online

    Former Met Police dog handler Rob Alleyne told The Times: "What these people are looking for is a dog you won't mess with. They want it to look disproportionate, they want it to look huge

    "One man I spoke to was feeding his dog blood from his local butcher because he believed that would give it a taste for blood."

    There are several videos on TikTok showing XL Bullies from around the world undergoing "bite work". These tend to show the dogs repeatedly launching towards a pad before clamping their jaws around it. The process is repeated over and over.

    XL Bullies have been linked to nine deaths since 2021 and will be banned in the UK before next year.

    A probe found hundreds of XL Bullies are being illegally bred using £16,000 US "super semen" from banned pitbulls.

    And researchers reckon at least half of the UK's XL Bullies can trace their heritage back to just one inbred beast called "Killer Kimbo".

    According to The Telegraph, Los Angeles-based Kimbo has legendary status within the XL Bully breeding community and is the product of generations of inbred fighting dogs. His parents are themselves siblings.

    Campaign group BullyWatch say there have been at least 10 dog attacks worldwide involving Kimbo's relatives.

    Gloria Zsigmond, a UK-based scientist with BullyWatch, used family trees uploaded by breeders to trace Kimbo's violent lineage in the UK. From a sample of 50 stud dogs advertised online, she found 32 were related to the dog.

    Kimbo's offspring – with names such as Unstoppable Juggernaut, the Joker and Frank Sinatra – are often referenced in online adverts for XL Bullies.

    Kimbo's breeder Gustavo Castro said he is a "gentle giant" and claimed it is people stuffing dogs full of steroids that creates the problem.

    He told The Sun: “Some people when they get my dogs they start injecting them with steroids and other stuff that they’re not supposed to, to get them big.

    “All that stuff has side effects. You’re not going to get a normal dog, the dog’s going to be different.

    “My dogs are naturally big. Puppies take more from the mother’s genes anyway. If the mothers are aggressive it isn’t necessarily Kimbo’s fault."

    Announcing that XL Bullies will be banned in the UK by the end of the year, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak described the breed as "a danger to our communities, particularly our children".

    Sunak continued: "It is clear this is not about a handful of badly trained dogs, it’s a pattern of behaviour and it cannot go on.

    "While owners already have a responsibility to keep their dogs under control, I want to reassure people that we are urgently working on ways to stop these attacks and protect the public."

    The breed is now responsible for the majority of dog attacks that occur here.

    A BBC investigation in March revealed the number of dog attacks recorded by police in England and Wales rose 34% between 2018 and 2022.

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