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Bull Terrier Breeders

If you are an experienced dog owner and you are looking for a dog that is devoted and has a lot of personality, you might be very attracted to the Bull Terrier.  Here’s what you need to know about this often misunderstood breed.

Characteristics of the Bull Terrier

The Bull Terrier is a medium sized, powerful breed of dog that is strongly muscled.  They stand up to 22 inches tall at the shoulder and they weigh up to 30-35 kilograms.  They have a large, rounded head, with small eyes and a “tough” appearance, even though they are actually quite kid like in nature.  The Bull Terrier’s coat is very short and smooth and it comes in a range of colours including red, white, fawn, black , blue, and brindle, all of these with or without white markings.

The Bull Terrier Temperament

While the Bull Terrier was originally bred as a fighting dog, it has been bred as a companion dog since the late 1800s and as such, it is very devoted to its family.  They are very good with children but they need to be supervised with them as their strength may cause them to knock children down.  The Bull Terrier is a dog with great character and individuality, and a bucket load of personality.  In fact, it often acts similarly to a small child, so you need to give it lots of supervision and to be prepared for anything.  Bull Terriers are very active and playful and will remain this way for most of their life.  Undesexed male Bull Terriers may find it hard to get along with other male dogs but males and females will get along quite well and so will two females, but you need to be careful that jealousies don’t develop.  You will also need to train the dog well and ensure that they are socialised right from an early age.

Caring for the Bull Terrier

The Bull Terrier is a fairly low maintenance dog grooming wise and all you have to do is to rub the dog down or brush it daily in order to remove loose hair.  Because the Bull Terrier has such a short coat and fair colouring, you will need to apply sunscreen in the hotter months, to avoid them burning.  The Bull Terrier will live for around 10 years on average but with plenty of love and attention and a good diet, it can live for 13 years or more.

Who is the Bull Terrier Suited To?

Bull Terriers really are companion dogs and so they are not at all suited to being left alone for long periods of time.  This makes them best for families or households where they will get plenty of company.  They are happiest in larger backyards and should never be tied up in any way.  Bull Terriers, while they are a wonderful breed, are best suited to experienced dog owners.

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