Meet The Bull Terrier

February 9, 2015

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If you are looking for an excellent watchdog of medium size, you should definitely check out the Bull Terrier.

Origin

The breed was developed early in the mid 19th century when the “Bull and Terrier” breeds were created in order to satisfy the needs for vermin control and animal-based blood sports. Bull Terriers were based on the Old English Bulldog and several more breeds of Old English Terrier, as well as the Black and tan terrier, now known as Manchester Terrier.

Description

The breed’s most recognizable feature is its egg-shaped head. The profile curves gently downwards from the top of the skull to the tip of the nose.

The body is compact and round, with strong, muscular shoulders, while the tail is horizontal.

Bull Terriers are generally white in color, but can also come in red and white, tri-color, fawn and white, brindle and white, black and white brindle.

Popularly known as the Gladiator of the canine race, Bull Terriers are independent, stubborn and not considered suitable for an inexperienced dog owner.

They are quite protective of their family, have a strong prey instinct, which can sometimes drive them to injure or kill other animals, especially cats.

Pros

  • excellent watchdog
  • intelligent
  • adaptable

Cons

  • not cat friendly
  • low trainability
  • prone to deafness
  • prone to skin allergies

Should I adopt/buy a Bull Terrier?

If you seek a high profile watchdog, but don’t have other pets in your household, the Bull Terrier is the breed for you.

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