Thinking about purchasing a Bull Terrier? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Bull Terrier breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Bull Terrier owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Bull Terrier and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Bull Terrier Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Bull Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Bull Terrier Breed Profile
Description: The Bull Terrier tends to be friendly and have a good temperament, known for its ability to distinguish when and when it should not fight. Known for their sense of humor, they are an outgoing dog with a dominant nature who needs firm handling by their owner. Bull Terriers are tenacious fighters. They are generally not as nippy as other terriers, but when they do bite they don't like to let go. They are sometimes aggressive towards other dogs, and should be socialized early on. Although males generally do not get along with other males, the breed is usually good with other pets as long as they are socialized and introduced properly. Bull Terriers are short and well muscled, resembling both the physical characteristics of a Bulldog and the personality of a Terrier. They can be feisty in the fighting ring, but have been known to avoid a fight when out on the street. Bull Terriers are also known for their affection and playfulness. Puppies love to play and will be entertained with children non-stop. Adult Bullies are also very good with children and have been known to be completely devoted and faithful. Fierce in appearance and history, this breed's reputation does not give credit to the loving heart behind the brawn.
Other Names: English Bull Terrier, Bull and Terrier, Bullies
21 - 22 inches.
Colors: The originally
preferred color was pure white, although when color was introduced to the breed
the preferred color became brindle. Bull Terriers can also be black, red, fawn
Terriers are fearless, determined, bold, but recognize when not to fight. One
Bullie who was confronted with a frustrated Pekingese picked up the little dog
and dropped it in a trash can to avoid a fight. Bull Terriers are good with
children, and puppies are a useful playmate. This breed is tough, loyal and
can be stubborn. They love to be around people and follow them, but can occasionally
have an independent mind. They are generally friendly and affectionate with
people, although males do not usually get along with other males. They can guard,
are lively, inquisitive and busy. They are also largely comical, assertive,
exuberant and can also be mischievous.
Watch-dog: Very High, looks
are a tremendous deterrent. Bull Terriers are also alert.
Bull Terrier Care and Training:
A Bull Terrier's coat should be brushed with a firm bristle brush. They should
be brushed once a week, and bathed only when necessary. Rubbing of their coat
will keep it shiny and clean. Bull Terriers need plenty of exercise, as well
as mental stimulation. They should be walked and given a mental work out as
well. They should also be kept on a leash when in public. Puppies need early
socialization to prevent them from becoming dominant or possessive.
Activity: High. This is
a high energy breed who can play for a long time.
Bull Terrier Health Issues: Because of the original attention to breeding the dogs who had white fur, hereditary deafness, heart disease, kidney failure and skin allergies may occur. Dogs with colors are less likely to receive these genes. Other health concerns include hereditary zinc deficiency, renal problems, and spinning disorder.
Life Span: 11 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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