The drive stated a 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old lady have been arrested on suspicion of proudly owning a canine dangerously uncontrolled following the incident on Charles Avenue within the Skellow space.
Police stated the XL bully had reportedly escaped from a close-by property earlier than attacking the pet which was being walked.
The Chihuahua was taken to the vets the place it was put to sleep and the XL bully was seized and stays in police kennels.
Chief Inspector Emma Cheney stated: “Over the Christmas and new 12 months individuals might be out having fun with their days off, strolling their canine.
“As an proprietor you’re liable for your canine’s actions, whether or not that be inside your own home or a public place.
“In case your canine causes worry or hurt will probably be you, the proprietor, who’s held accountable and, in some circumstances, put earlier than the courts.
“Irresponsible canine possession is costing canine’ lives and inflicting critical damage to members of the general public and their cherished pets. This is not going to be tolerated inside South Yorkshire.
“Please assume forward this festive season, we see many individuals having fun with the financial institution holidays with walks in parks.
“Maintain your canine beneath management, on a lead and if it turns into simply confused, you might select to stroll your canine throughout quieter intervals.
“Take the time to make sure your backyard is safe and your gate locks so your canine can not escape.”