Four people hospitalised in American Bulldog attack


Four people have been taken to hospital after being injured in a terrifying dog attack.

The dog is believed to be an American Bulldog, which is understood to have still been in the house for some time after the incident took place in north Manchester. While there have been a number of attacks involving American Bulldogs, it is not one of the dogs banned in Britain under the Dangerous Dogs Act, although the American Pit Bull Terrier is.


Greater Manchester Police say they were called to Bluestone Road, Moston at lunchtime. At the moment, full details are not known, but it is believed that at least one of the dog attack victims was a child.

All four people are said to have suffered serious injuries. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening, although it is not known if they are life-changing. The dog has now been seized.

Kind and gentle



Currently, there are four breeds of dog banned in the UK, which are the Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and the Fila Braziliero. The American Bulldog is not banned and the breed’s main organisation says that the breed makes excellent family pets, which develop love and loyalty for their owners. According to the society, the breed is kind and gentle and renowned for being good with children, often acting as a protector.

This latest attack is the latest in a spate of dog attacks over the summer. Three months ago, three-year-old Dextor Neil from Essex was killed in a dog attack. A couple of months later, a baby died and his brother was badly hurt when they were attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier at a relative’s home. The children had moved just a short time before for what their mother said was meant to have been a better life.