A NORTH EAST dog park is offering XL bully breed owners a chance to have a 'normal' off-the-lead walk experience.

Paige Harvey, the owner of Club Fetch Newcastle, has reduced the entry price for those who own XL bullies.

Despite the label of 'dangerous dog breed', Paige believes that no dog should be limited to exercise and the park can be somewhere for owners to relax.

The field, which is called Bark Park, is a space in Ponteland, which has a ball pit, selfie station, tug tree and agility section to keep all dogs entertained.

Paige decided to introduce the offer after laws came into force on December 31 last year, enforcing all XL bully dogs to be kept on a lead and muzzled when in public. It is also illegal to breed, sell, advertise, gift, exchange, abandon or let XL bully dogs stray.

The decisions over XL bully dogs were made following a concerning rise in attacks.

According to Gov.uk, 23 people sadly lost their lives after vicious dog attacks in the last three years. XL bullies were involved in many of these attacks. 

Paige said: "At Bark Park, we are welcoming all XL bullies to our eight-acre, private and secure field with a discounted rate for the owners.

"XL bully owners will pay £10 per hour instead of our usual £20 per hour rate.

"We believe that no owner or dog should have to pay to experience the freedom of an off-lead walk. Whilst it comes priceless to the rest of us.

"If owners are interested, they will need to directly message us to book, or they will not receive the discount.

"We have a system in place which will be used to confirm ownership and it will be requested at the time of booking.

"If we could offer it for free, we would but we rent it ourselves unfortunately - but we want to do everything we can to help others."