Getting the ideal dog especially, if you have never owned one is never an easy task. You will most likely get torn between the many available choices. That is why getting a hybrid is not such a bad idea after all. One of the most popular dog breeds we have today is the Bull terriers.
They are the most affectionate, playful and comical of all known dog breeds. Owing to their energetic and entertaining nature, it's impossible not to have fun around this goofy and lovable breed.
The origin of the bull terriers can be dated back to as far as the 19th century. During this time, bull baiting was one of the most popular sports. The fans of this sport wanted a dog that could be even more agile as compared to the already existing breeds. Hence, this inspired the creation of the Bull terrier through crossbreeding the Bulldog and the Old English Terriers.
The two breeds, therefore, resulted in the Bull terrier breed that we all know of today. Only that the Bull Terriers did not become fighter dogs as it was initially planned. Instead, they were used for ratting and as a great family companion.
The Bull terrier happens to be fun loving, highly active and sometimes a clownish dog. But don't let that fool you. This dog breed is very loyal and obedient to their owners. Hence, they have a tendency of being overprotective of their master. This means that, for the bull terrier to be a happy pet, she needs consistent and firm leadership with a little bit of affection.
Although the Bull Terrier is fond of grown-up kids, she can be too energetic for smaller ones. That means, to keep her in check, she needs daily exercise and fairly firm rules. Therefore, if you are a meek owner the Bull terrier is the last dog breed you should ever think of.
Without firm and clear leadership, the Bull Terrier can be too possessive, jealous or even tend to join in during household quarrels. For the Bull terrier puppies, they need proper socialization or else they may end up being too aggressive towards other pets. However, most of the aggression in the Bull terrier has been bred out. She is one of the most affectionate and loving dogs you can have as a family pet today.
The Bull terrier can live for up to 10-15 years as long as she is properly bred and well-taken care of.
When it comes to the grooming of the Bull terrier, it's quite easy to keep her tidy since she has short hairs. All in all, she needs occasional brushing to keep her hairs neat. She happens to be an average shedder who will shed only twice a year. As long as you brush her coat at least once a week, she will be in good shape.
More to that, make sure you keep her nails short and at the same time check her ears and eyes occasionally for any irritants.
|Terrier (AKC:1885 & UKC)
|20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
|45-80 pounds (20-36 kg)
|1-9 puppies, average 5
|Average $1200 - $1500 USD