More than half of XL Bullies in UK descend from one inbred dog ‘Killer Kimbo’

More than half of XL Bullies in Britain descend from one beast called Killer Kimbo.

Killer Kimbo is thought to have bred hundreds of puppies and is the product of two dogs from the same parents. 

Its breeder, Gustavo Castro, is based in the Huntington Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles, American. He has been pictured holding and playing with the beast on his social media.

Experts have warned this narrow gene pool can make dogs unstable and cause genetic diseases. 

Kimbo is renowned for its size and strength in the XL Bully community and is responsible for half of British ‘stud’ dogs currently on the market, reports DailyMail.

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Campaign group BullyWatch say descendents of Kimbo are responsible for at least ten violent incidents across the globe but that the real amount is impossible to trace.

Gloria Zsigmond, scientist and campaigner for BullyWatch, said: “Kimbo’s offspring became very, very popular and they’re still so popular in the UK to this day.” 

Following hundreds of hours of research using family trees uploaded by breeders, Ms Zsigmond found that 32 of the 50 breeding dogs were related to Kimbo.

She said: “A lot of the time, the Bully breeders are trying to hide how inbred the dogs are.

“Kimbo bled into all those bloodlines because he was early on and he was so dominant in breeding. 

“There are some good bloodlines where Kimbo isn’t there, but there are many where he is,” she told The Telegraph.

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Rishi Sunak today (Friday, September 15) vowed to officially ban American XL Bully dogs by the end of the year.

In a video announcement posted to X, formerly Twitter, the Prime Minister said the breed would be banned due to a “pattern of behaviour” that “cannot go on”.

This follows a string of attacks by the breed with a man being attacked by two Bullies on (Thursday, September 14) in Stonnall, Staffordshire, and later died of his injuries. 

Meanwhile, dog owners terrified their own XL Bully dogs will attack them are abandoning them in the streets and leaving them free to roam.

Rescue shelters are being swamped with the unwanted breed – as prices for the dogs fall from £2,000 to £200.

Fatal dog attacks are on the rise, with seven already this year, compared to ten in 2022 and just five in 2021.

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