Bull terrier, English Bull Terrier, Bully, Gladiator
- Popularity: 7
- Training: 3
- Size: 5
- Mind: 3
- Security: 10
- Relations with children: 6
- Dexterity: 7
- Shedding: 5
The breed of dogs bull terrier is truly legendary – these dogs are known worldwide. Over the long years of their fighting career, they have earned a reputation for fearless and dangerous animals. Bull terriers created specifically for fights in the ring with other dogs, and, illegal battles, and therefore ruthless and bloody.
Accordingly, for these purposes a dog with unsurpassed fighting qualities. In England, this species entertainment was especially popular, although it was banned authorities. In 1850, John Hicks, a dog expert from Birmingham, set about creating the breed. For this, he crossed the white English Terrier, which today has already died out, English bulldog, and a little later – even the Dalmatian. Although if look at the bull terrier, and this can not be said.
John took almost 12 years to create a new breed – the first individuals were presented at the exhibition in 1862. We can say that they became carriers of the best qualities inherent in all breeds, who took part in their creation. This is excellent stamina, courage, quick reaction, powerful jaw pressure, excellent physical form and habits of the intellectual. Oddly enough.
Another oddity – the dog came to taste not only professional fighting dog owners, but also many intelligent people. In particular, the teaching staff and Oxford University Students Holding White Bull Terrier It was prestigious and fashionable. Moreover, at first these dogs were exclusively white, and the first standard of bull terriers also included in themselves are white individuals. This standard was first drafted in late 19th century English Kennel Club. By the way, around the same time The standard was adopted by the American Kennel Club. Bull Terriers with a variety of colors officially adopted at the beginning of the XX century.
The bull terrier dog has a compact outline, muscular physique proportional and firmly knocked down. The limbs are strong, the tail and ears are usually not trimmed now. Head has non-standard egg-shaped.
Among ordinary people who are not experts on dogs, very it is widely believed that a bull terrier is dangerous and inadequate animal. However, free crossing plays a huge role here. dogs, often practiced by owners around the world. In the CIS countries it is also very common. Accordingly, screening and control quality of dogs no one really conducts, in addition, many owners deliberately instill aggression and fighting qualities to your dogs. And they give offspring.
But when it comes to a bull terrier with a good pedigree, taken from kennel with a good reputation, this dog will surprise you with its friendliness, openness and noble manner. Just like English gentleman, such a bull terrier knows how to behave in family, and knows how to behave in society. Dog needs high level of physical activity, training, strength exercises and running. This, of course, is ideal.
If you are not ready to provide the animal with such activity, but really want this particular dog, at least take care to she had the opportunity to walk in the street. Heavy physical loads can be replaced with active games, but the animal needs realize your high energy level. These are sociable dogs, they like to be in the company of people, are strongly attached to their family. They do not like to be alone for a long time.
Good for children, but very young children and infants infants are difficult to perceive, since children at this age shout a lot and still do not know how to behave with a dog, trying to stick finger in eye, ear or mouth. They have a normal level of intelligence, at the same time, they are very capable students and all their qualities lend themselves to development, mind – including.
Do not think that the bull terrier is exclusively an instrument for inflicting grievous bodily harm to other dogs and people, this just a fallacy. If you have a subconscious fear of such dogs, it is better to have a different breed, as in the upbringing you need hardness and consistency. Bull Terrier is not Recommended for novice owners or timid people.
He needs early socialization, getting to know other people, situations, pets, otherwise it may have hidden aggression towards other dogs. Can be used for security, but as a watchdog for a private house is not suitable, because in our latitudes they will not be able to live on the whole year the street.
The breed of dogs bull terrier is great for training, but requires a confident owner with a balanced character. You should be a calm and consistent trainer who knows what he wants, he has a clear plan of action and he doesn’t get out of yourself on the little things. The dog should see in you a leader who surpasses it both in strength and in personal qualities.
Bull terrier upbringing should start around six months of age, moreover, you need to educate dog basic commands and achieve perfect execution even with the presence of distractions. Of particular importance are the undo commands, which can do you a good job if your dog gets into a fight with another dog – no one is safe from this. If you want to to teach the bull terrier specialized teams and make of it, for example, a security guard, for these purposes it is better to involve a specialist.
Bull terrier dog needs to be combed out once per week, and enough. Claws are usually cut three times a month, bathe the animal once or twice a week. Always pay attention keep your pet’s eyes and ears clean. In the cold time for a walk dress the dog in overalls.
Bull Terrier has some health problems, like everyone dogs, including:
- Hereditary nephritis is a severe form of kidney disease in bull terriers are often observed at an early age. It is caused by small and undeveloped kidneys or abnormal kidney function filters, leading to high levels of protein in the urine. Such individuals usually do not live longer than 3 years.
- Deafness in one or both ears is common in whites individuals, and some colored bull terriers may be deaf for one an ear.
- Heart disease caused by defects in the structure and function of the heart, can reach heart failure.
- Skin problems are a common problem for bull terriers, especially whites that have sensitive skin prone to rashes, and ulcers and irritations.
- May be susceptible to contact or inhalation allergies, caused by a reaction to detergents or other chemicals substances or allergens contained in the air – pollen, dust and mold.
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Interesting facts 1. There are two bull terriers. types: white and color. They are exhibited in separate classes on dog shows, but otherwise they are of the same breed. 2. Color The bull terrier, nicknamed Rufus, was the first to win the show. “Best In Show” at Westminster in 2006. 3. Bull Terriers appeared in hundreds of films, from “101 Dalmatians” to “Masks” and “The Wizard of Oz”. 4. The only one to date, recognized breed of dogs with triangular eyes – bull terrier. 5. In late 1980s beer giant Budweiser used bull terrier in A popular series of television commercials. Spuds MacKenzie – fictional character of a dog that was used in advertising beer company. 6. Famous hockey coach and Canadian hockey commentator Don Cherry received a bull terrier as a gift from Boston Bruins of the 1970s. A dog named Blue became a celebrity in Canada. 7. President Theodore Roosevelt owned a bull terrier nicknamed Pete. 8. Bull terriers do not bark unless there is a good reason. therefore pay attention if your pet barks.
Did you know? Because of his fun, mischievous bull terrier personalities are sometimes called “a child in a suit dogs”.
|Life span||11-14 years old|
|Height||Males: 45-55 cm Bitches: 45-55 cm|
|Weight||Males: 22-38 kg Bitches: 22-38 kg|
|Colour||white or color|
|Group||for children, fighting, for guard|
|Price||600 – 1800 $|