A dog groomer has completed her first day of free baths for XL Bullies as she attempts to raise awareness for what she believes is a "sweet" and "affectionate" breed.

Gail Webster, who owns Gail's Groom Room in Diss, has planned two days of free bathing for the breed at her holistic practice.

​Ms Webster's attempt to "give a voice to XL Bully owners" and bring awareness to the dog's "loving and family nature" comes after the prime minister announced a ban on the breed following an attack last month.

The first grooming session on Sunday saw her bathe Zero the XL Bully, a dog she described as showing "no signs of aggression" and full of "kisses and cuddles". 

The video shows her bathing the well-built dog with a non-toxic oat milk treatment to "soothe his skin issues" and avoid irritating his stomach problems.

Ms Webster also noted that the dog was "nervous and subdued" before treatment. 

Since announcing the grooming days, she has been inundated with support from XL Bully owners and members of the local community.

The second day is planned for Sunday, October 8.