XL bullies seized after fighting in street

XL bully
XL bully type dogs must now be muzzled in public. Stock image [Reuters]

Two XL bullies have been seized after a fight broke out between the animals in Dundee.

Police were called to Cardross Place in the Stobswell area of the city at about 18:30 on Saturday evening following reports of the incident.

The animals were removed to kennels, while two women, aged 36 and 53, were charged with offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

A report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

It comes just a few months after the breed was subjected to tough new restrictions after being linked to a number of attacks.

Owners now risk a fine for failing to muzzle the animals and keep them on a lead in public under rules which took effect in Scotland in February.

The abandonment, breeding, exchanging or selling of the dogs has also been banned, with penalties of up to £5,000 imposed for a breach.

The legislation was introduced following concerns over an influx of XL bullies to Scotland since the UK government brought in controls on the dogs south of the border last year.