Bull terrier

bull terrier

What is a bull terrier?

Bull terriers, sometimes called bullies, are dogs of medium to large size with muscular, athletic bodies. One of the bull terriers most memorable physical features is the rounded front of its head.

Do Bull Terriers attack people?

People attacks by bull terriers are actually very rare and are not any more common than other breeds. In fact, some other breeds, such as German Shepherd or Doberman, are much more guilty of being aggressive and attacking people since those breeds are guard dogs and it’s in their nature to distrust people.

What are the best things to do with a bull terrier?

Positive reinforcement with food or toys is an excellent place to start. Bull Terriers can excel at a variety of dog sports (including agility, flyball, freestyle, weight pull, and carting) as well as in roles such as bomb detection, search-and-rescue and as service, assistance, health-alert, and therapy dogs.

Are English Bull Terriers calm dogs?

English Bull terriers are very calm dogs in that they are hard to provoke. A healthy, well-bred and well-raised bull terrier is never nervous or frightful, and will not snap at people or other dogs randomly and unexpectedly. In that sense, an English bull terrier is a much safer dog than, say, a dachshund or some lap breeds or toy breeds.

What kind of dog is an English Bull Terrier?

(Show more) bull terrier, breed of dog developed in 19th-century England from the bulldog, the white English terrier (a breed now extinct), and the Dalmatian; other breeds including the Spanish pointer, foxhound, and greyhound may also have been incorporated.

How big does a bull terrier get?

Bull terriers are extremely powerful dogs. They are stocky and muscular and come in two varieties: standard and miniature sizes. The standard version reaches about 22 inches in height and a maximum of about 60 pounds (27 kilograms).

Are Bull Terriers easy to train?

Bull terriers are strong and some have aggressive tendencies. Therefore, obedience training is a must. Bull terriers are extremely powerful dogs. They are stocky and muscular and come in two varieties: standard and miniature sizes. The standard version reaches about 22 inches in height and a maximum of about 60 pounds (27 kilograms).

What kind of coat does a a bull terrier have?

A Bull Terrier’s appearance is unmistakable: The egg-shaped head, small almond-shaped eyes and elongated muzzle are immediately noticeable on this medium-sized, muscular breed. The short, flat coat is white or variable in colors and markings that include white, black, tan, brindle, red, fawn or a combination of these.

Is a bull terrier the right dog for You?

Whether you live alone or have children, you may find that the bull terrier is an excellent choice. However, it is a lively dog and wants attention. If you need a little fun and silliness in your life, this breed can be right for you. Though it’s easy to buy a dog, it can be challenging to train them.

What should I know before getting a bull terrier?

Before getting a bull terrier, you need to make sure you are going to be OK with people not understanding this breed, and all the consequences of it. Bull terriers are very strong dogs, and as such, they need lots of exercise to maintain their muscle tone, their health, and (not least important) their mental health.

Can a bull terrier eat home-cooked food?

As long as you do not overfeed your Bull Terrier, it will remain healthy. Home-cooked food is discouraged unless it is 100% meat and it is approved by your vet.

How to train a bull terrier to listen to commands?

Exercise and mental stimulation are some of the best things you can do for this dog breed to ensure that they use that built-up energy and hyper personality towards positive behaviors and learning to become an obedient dog. The more you can work with your Bull Terrier, the better they ultimately become with basic commands.

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