Species group: Terrier Group dogs
Other name(s): English Bull Terriers
The Bull Terrier, often seen with a pirate's patch of color over one eye, is a breed that projects an aura of energy, playfulness, and even mischief. Originally developed for courage and agility in the dog-fighting pit, they have given their genes to other popular terrier breeds, including the Argentine Dogo,
Like its close relatives, the American Staffordshire Terrier and the American Pit Bull Terrier, the somewhat rambunctious Bull Terrier needs to be carefully socialized so that they don't represent a risk to young children or even fragile adults. They can be quite bouncy and could knock somebody over, even if only to lick their face. This is a breed for an experienced and attentive dog owner who knows how to manage a powerful and energetic dog.
Appearance / health:
The Bull Terrier is a dog with a characteristic egg-shaped head that is almost flat on the top, with a muzzle tapering slightly down to the tip of the nose with no stop. The almond-shaped eyes are small, dark, and well sunken. The nose is black. The muscular body is round and full. The tail is short and set on low. Presently, Bull Terriers come in two varieties that include the all white ones and the colored ones, and are milder than their fighting ancestors were.
They are average shedders and shed twice a year. Occasional combing and brushing is done to remove any dead hair. A wet towel can be used to clean the coat.
They require moderate amounts of exercise every day. A walk or a jog is important to keep them healthy and happy.
Deafness is common in Bull Terriers. Many dogs also suffer from skin allergies caused by flea and insect bites or food. Bloat may occur in some dogs. A few are prone to zinc deficiency that can cause death.
Behavior / temperament:
Extremely mischievous and clownish, Bull Terriers make great companion dogs. They can be destructive at times either by chewing or biting objects in the house. Always eager to please, they cannot live without their owners. They rarely fail to wag their tails or slobber their owner with kisses when they see them. They do not make the best of guard dogs, as they are too independent-minded and friendly with people most of the times. Bull Terriers demonstrate their terrier personality from time to time by digging up the yard or chasing smaller animals. Sometimes, they may willfully disobey their masters to follow their own instincts.
Bull Terriers have an average learning rate. Training may be difficult owing to their independent natures and may require the help of a professional trainer in some cases. It should be firm, consistent, and keep them engaged. Early socialization and obedience training is extremely important with this breed.
They are not very noisy. Most Bull Terriers bark with a reason. Many Bull Terriers make a series of grunts and other sounds that almost sound as if they can talk.
wonderful family pet, great guard dog, lovely warm heart, little comedians, clowns
inexperienced dog owner, high prey drive, fighter, Terrier proof, small animals, obsessive behaviors
slightly tough image, powerful dog, Early socialization, high pian threshold, tiny little eyes
A silly dog.
Everybody loves Olivia and Olivia loves whoever gets near her (except for cats, or small animals).
She is the most foolish dog I ever met, she loves to play and stay around people all the time, you can't help yourself but just fall in love with such a tender spirit, you can almost do anything to her and she will always be happy, just for the fact that you're with her.
I was afraid to introduce her to the smallest members of our family because of her exuberant character but she showed more self control than anyone could imagine.
Her playfulness sometimes is "too much", it doesn't annoy me personally, but I understand that someone could easily be overwhelmed by her. Sometimes she can get easily frustrated by the fact that she stays home for too long or nobody is around to play with her so she'll do some mess around the house like eating up the remote control or some shoes, but I can't find the strength to blame her, I know that she can get out of control and emotional from time to time so I can forgive her mischief's.
The real thing that hurts me about this wonderful dog is her health. She always had troubles, from thyroid and hormonal problems to dermatitis and stomach problems, we had to get used to buy special foods and even sunscreen for her sensitive skin, we always have to pay attention to what she eats and in the summer we can't go around as much as we'd wish because of her skin problems.
I am aware of the fact that every breed has their problems but I didn't expect so many from the same dog..
From AlessiaK Jun 21 2015 1:58PM
The way your dog's body was meant to be fed
There are so many misconceptions about raw feeding and I hope to quickly properly educate you so making an opinion for yourself is easier. I am a certified nutritionist for dogs and cats and the moment I finished my education I knew I needed to make better choices for my own personal dogs in regards to how I fed them. There are pros and cons to any feeding method so I cannot say it's going to be easy to know exactly what choices to make. The doubtful mind always says no, so anyone unfamiliar with anything is always hesitant. I see that a lot with other professionals in the field, specifically veterinarians. I am fortunate to have an integrative veterinarian who 100% supports this feeding method. Lets talk about the pros as there are many. There is no possible way to dispute that a dog's (especially cats) digestive system and teeth are designed for a diet of animal tissue, they are carnivores. Having jagged teeth throughout their mouth and a very short digestive tract, their bodies are not equipped to properly process plant material. Think of a cow's or sheep's flat teeth, made for grinding plants, and their 4 chambered stomachs, made to digest and assimilate nutrients from plants. They are herbivores. Feeding a diet of dry dog food, which is very heavy in plant based ingredients of many varieties,synthetic vitamins, and taste additives reeks havoc on their entire body systems over time. Some say feeding raw is expensive and time consuming. I'm part of a group with thousands and thousands of raw feeders around the world and we completely disagree. If you can follow a simple recipe you can make raw food for your pet. Learning how to shop for ingredients on sale and making relationships with local butchers is all you need to make it affordable. I feed two dogs raw cheaper than I wold purchasing an average quality dry food. It CAN be done if your pet's lifetime of health is important to you. There are so many support systems out there for this approach, it truly couldn't be any easier. The shelf life of raw food is far longer than that of dry food. Did you know that the nutrients and quality of dry food diminishes with the passing of each day? My dog's food is kept in a deep freezer and put in the refrigerator for thawing each night, ready for the next day. Freezing locks in all nutrients and can be kept for years without spoiling. Does your dog suffer from chronic conditions like ear infections and skin issues? Did you ever think it could be food related? Well let me tell you that it is. I have assisted with completely eradicating a host of chronic health issues in dogs and cats with diet alone. To most recently include a chihuahua with disc disease and no use of his hind legs. He now climbs steps and runs. He is 12 years old. No other therapy than a raw diet, regular massage, and one veterinary acupuncture visit. Let's talk about the cons. Now, most freeze dried and premade raw can be expensive for the amount you get. Feeding freeze dried is mostly for convenience. I use it when I need convenience like a weekend camping trip. I enjoy making my dog's food. There a lot of satisfaction in it for me. There is so much talk about bacteria like salmonella and e.coli when someone references raw food. Can it be present in raw food? Of course! But, did you know that your dry food can and does have the same bacteria? Dry and canned pet food recalls are a very common for bacteria. I have 100% control over the ingredients, processing, and storing of my pets raw food. Proper handling and sourcing of raw ingredients can and does deeply diminish the probability of bacteria. What about parasites? Again, yes of course raw materials can have parasites. As can dry and canned mass produced pet food. And again, the proper handling and sourcing of these ingredients remove this concern. (As a note: I have been raw feeding for over 5 years and NOT ONE of my dogs or clients have been treated for parasites or bacterial issues) Proper formulation can be a con to raw feeding. Honestly, its ridiculously easy. But without the proper ratio of ingredients you can cause issues. Companies make you think it is hard. They want to make you buy their product. It's a marketing scheme that works and unfortunately affects our pets negatively. I hope this review can shed light into the seemingly scary world of raw feeding. Educate yourselves and don't be afraid to jump in head first. Your pet's health and quality of life will be all the proof you need to know this is without a doubt the best decision you have ever made. .
From Megan S 51 days ago
Puzzle slow feeder dog bowls have physical and mental benefits
Finding a product that assists with mental and physical health can be a huge time saver. I have a pet sitting client, a Bull Terrier, who for lack of a better term is a complete lunatic. I thoroughly enjoy her exuberance and her need to please. But her energy can get the best of her. She needs mental and physical enrichment more so than most dogs. I have found that the puzzle slow feeder dog bowls pull double duty. As a fast eater (honest, she actually inhales her food without chewing) there are concerns for choking and aspirating her food. That's an enormous health risk. These bowls slow her eating down so much so that she actually chews it now.
On the other hand, her need for mental stimulation is enormous. It makes feeding time so much more than just that. It creates an opportunity to release the excessive energy she has. Gives her something to work at.
The design of these create an unavoidable difficulty in cleaning. A quick run through the dish washer does the trick. Don't forget to clean bowls often!
I highly recommend these to any pet owner. They give your dog, or cat, an opportunity to receive much needed enrichment that all animals need..
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