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
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From Rachel_Muur_DVM 3 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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