The power of an XL Bully dog has been well and truly demonstrated in a terrifying video showing one latching onto its trainers leg and foot.
The terrifying footage comes after calls for the breed to become the fifth added to the list of banned dogs in the UK.
The dangerous 'bred to kill' animal has been responsible for multiple deaths, with six in ten dog attacks in the UK in 2022 involving the XL Bully breed.
In a now-viral TikTok video, you can see two dog trainers - one wearing a bite-proof suit - interacting in several made-up situations to test and train the XL Bully to protect against attackers.
At first they started light boxing training, where the dog appeared to be seemingly chilled out and not alarmed by the situation.
The male dog trainer also went over to the dog to stroke him, with no problems from the Bully.
The two then hugged, with the man picking the woman up and pretending to have not seen her in 'such a long time'.
The Bully was still unbothered, but kept its eyes on the pair continuously.
Next came the turning point.
The guy appeared to say: “I like those shoes, can I have them?”, to which the trainer responded with a polite “No”, with the man then yelling: “I WANT THEM” before running at her.
The dog switched and before the trainer could even say “Bite!” it latched onto the man's leg in what looked like an attempt to tear it apart.
Obviously this is what both trainers had planned, and the video was an attempt to showcase the disciplined but protective nature of the dog.
However when the female trainer ordered the dog to let go, he ignored the command.
In fact he didn’t ignore it, he let go of his leg and instead latched onto his foot… all while he didn’t appear to be wearing bite-proof trainers. Ouch!
Viewers flooded to the comments, one saying: “I believe this is good and that the dog is good, however the dog needs to understand that ‘off’ is very important.”
Another concerned viewer said: “What if one of her friends approached her by running and her dog attacked?!”
Some made light of the video, saying: “‘You want her shoes? WELL I WANT YOURS!’ Hope his foot is doing okay.”
The viral video comes after an XL Bully attack in Birmingham last week, where an 11-year-old girl and two men were injured.
The dog went on a vicious rampage, which saw it attack an 11-year-old before two men stepped in to help.
Home Secretary Suella Braverman commented on the attack saying: “This is appalling. The American XL Bully is a clear and lethal danger to our communities, particularly to children.
“We can’t go on like this.”