Chihuahua killed and woman injured in attack by two XL bully-type dogs in Glasgow

A chihuahua has been killed and a woman was injured by two XL bully-type dogs in Glasgow.

Police Scotland has launched an investigation and is now trying to trace the owner of the offending animals.

The force said it received a report of the dogs attacking a 25-year-old woman and her pet chihuahua in Finnart Street on Monday afternoon.

The canine died in the incident and the woman was left with a wound on her back but did not require any medical treatment.

The attack happened between 4.20pm and 4.35pm.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances of the incident and trace the owner of the two XL bully-type dogs."

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The incident comes after Holyrood introduced XL bully safeguards in Scotland.

The first phase, mirroring legislation brought in by Westminster, came into force on 23 February.

The breed must be kept on a lead and muzzled when out in public. Selling, breeding, abandoning or giving the dogs away is also now illegal.

The second phase, coming into force in August, will make it a criminal offence to own an unlicensed XL bully dog without an exemption certificate.