One of Princess Anne’s bull terriers savages another dog at Sandringham shoot, Royal insider claims

Sandringham shoot descends into ‘blood’ and ‘screaming’ after one of Princess Anne’s bull terriers savages another dog, Royal insider claims

  • It’s claimed one of the Princess Royal’s English bull terriers attacked another dog
  • The incident is alleged to have happened on a pheasant shoot on Boxing Day
  • The pet sank its teeth into a gamekeeper’s dog in a ‘frenzy’, one insider said

One of Princess Anne’s English Bull Terriers has allegedly attacked another dog at a royal shoot, it is being reported.

The Princess Royal could be in hot water amid claims one of her pets went for a gamekeeper’s dog at a pheasant shoot in Sandringham on Boxing Day.

An insider claims King’s sister had taken her dog to the family gathering, during which it sank its teeth into the other animal in a ‘frenzy’.

They said that while the animal survived, there was ‘a lot of blood and a lot of screaming’ and the incident left people fearing that things could have ended in tragedy.

Princess Anne, pictured here with one of her bull terrier dog looking out the window of her Land Rover in 2019. It is claimed one of her dog's attacked another at a royal shoot on Boxing Day

Princess Anne, pictured here with one of her bull terrier dog looking out the window of her Land Rover in 2019. It is claimed one of her dog’s attacked another at a royal shoot on Boxing Day

Princess Anne walks one of her English bull terriers at Gatcombe Park in Stroud in September 2018

Princess Anne walks one of her English bull terriers at Gatcombe Park in Stroud in September 2018

The incident, which is thought to have taken place on the Norfolk estate just after Christmas, left onlookers stunned.

A royal insider told the Sun: ‘It took a while to get the dog off the ear because it had really sunk its teeth in.

‘Everyone was OK in the end but the atmosphere was extremely tense afterwards for some time.

‘A good few people questioned what if it had been Charlotte or George or any of the children instead of another dog?’ 

Norfolk Police and the RSPCA have received no reports over the alleged incident, according to the paper.

MailOnline has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.

The incident is alleged to have taken place during a pheasant shoot on the Royal estate at Sandringham (pictured)

The incident is alleged to have taken place during a pheasant shoot on the Royal estate at Sandringham (pictured)

Anne keeps a tight grip on her three English bull terriers while at the Gatcombe Horse Trials in 2003. Among the dogs pictured are Dotty and Florence, both of which had attacked people

Anne keeps a tight grip on her three English bull terriers while at the Gatcombe Horse Trials in 2003. Among the dogs pictured are Dotty and Florence, both of which had attacked people

It would not be the first time Anne’s beloved bull terriers have turned violent, with her pets previously seen attacking other animals and even people.

In 1993, her dog Eglantyne went for a spectator at Gatcombe, having attacked a smaller dog two years earlier in Windsor. 

In 2002 one of her terriers called Dotty attacked two boys, aged seven and 12, in Windsor Great Park after she was let off the lead.

Anne was fined £500 by magistrates under the Dangerous Dogs Act, becoming the first Royal to be convicted in court of a non-speeding offence. 

The following year Dotty’s mother, Florence, bit housemaid Ruby Brooker on the knee, before later mauling one of the Queen’s corgis, Pharos, to such an extent it had to be put down. 

And Dotty’s mother Florence not only bit the housemaid on the knee but later went for the Queen’s favourite corgi, which had to be put down.

Florence and Dotty were sent for retraining, but Anne’s bull terriers developed such a reputation that Queen Elizabeth II banned them from the house at Sandringham. 

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