Pressweiler ahoy!

A press ombudsperson to regulate the Press and enforce better ethics among members of Her Majesty's Press corps are among the proposals before the current Leveson Inquiry into the ethics, practices and regulation of the Press. But the Freelance has heard of a disturbing new development - the arrival of “pressweilers” in the UK.

Pressweiler; © Matt Salusbury

Pressweiler - artist's impression

In early January, the Daily Record reported breeders selling “deadly” pressweiler “superdogs” (artistrsquo:s impression above) in Scotland. The pressweiler is a cross between a Rottweiler bitch and a Presa Canario dog - the latter banned in New Zealand and Australia. Our thanks to Freelance Organiser John Toner for drawing this to our attention.

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