Bull terrier dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: England
- Group: Terriers
- Weight: 22-38 kg
- Height: 45-55 cm
- Colors: white, brown, cream, black and white
- Training: relatively heavy, intelligent
- Grooming: Easy, short hair
- Temperament: intelligent, active, affectionate, stubborn
- Health: generally healthy, possible deafness at birth
- Litter size: 5 - 10 puppies
- Lifespan: 11 - 14 years
- Other names: Bully, Gladiator dog, English Bull Terrier
Around 1835 in the UK, breeders of dogs and set out to create the "ultimate fighting dog", best dog fight. To achieve this, the English bulldog was crossed with English terrier, which does not exist anymore. In this scheme of cross appeared a small dog, compact and sturdy, weighing around 13-15 kg.
Finally, the Spanish pointer was added to the breed improvement program to foster growth in height. Initially, the variety of color breed the most common was the striped.
In 1860, a breeder thought that creating a pure white Bull Terrier would be an interesting thing. He was right and once created, white bull terrier and quickly gained popularity.
Because of its white coat and courage, white bull terrier dog is known today as the White Cavalier (white knight). There is an unpleasant aspect to this variety of dogs: a large part of the white bull terriers can be born deaf.
In 1936, it was decided that Bull Terrier and the colored white to be considered distinct varieties of the same breed. Colored bull terrier can be any color or combinations of colors, except white. If white color is present, it must not be dominant.
Food Bull terrier
The food should be chosen primarily based on the age of the dog, but depending on activity level. If growing food that needs to satisfy its nutritional needs and energy they give evidence and, if adult must be given a balanced meal that contains vitamins and minerals.
It is better to diversify your dog food offered to have a friend healthy and happy as much time with. Think like you to manananci peas for years.
If you enter a new food diet is better to do it gradually because it is not known how the body reacts. Like humans and animals are unique individuals and can have sensitivities to certain foods.
Although many say that "there is no problem" if you fed once a day, you should divide the food in at least 2-3 meals for better digestion. After lunch it is better to leave your dog to rest 10-15 minutes. Remember that water needs to discretion.
As a general rule an adult dog eats the equivalent of 3% of its weight each day. As food you can give him some beef, meat, fish, lamb, vegetables (carrots, parsnips, courgettes, spinach, etc.), eggs, and other foods. Beware of cabbage and other foods that cause allergies. No one forbids them are even recommended, but not in large quantities or very often.
Some words about the "grain". Unless you are sure that quality and do not provide the nutrients it is best to offer your friend cooked food. Staff are for cooked food. A pa based food grains is more convenient and cheaper but may not always is more qualitative.
Description Bull terrier
Bull Terrier is a dog impressive. It is strong and muscular, but the most spectacular feature of this breed is the shape of her head. In profile, the head is shaped like an egg.
The eyes are small and sloping brown and the ears are small and placed close together. Neck, shoulder blades and the body is muscular, with a deep chest.
Dog's tail is short and generally carried horizontally, in continuation of the spine. Bull Terrier's coat is short and smooth and can have different colors: white, red, brown or gray stripes background. The only colors that are not agreed to this dog are blue and dark red.
Standard Bull Terrier has a height of 51-61 cm at the withers and weighs 20-36 kg by, while Bull Terrier dwarf has a height of 25-33 cmm and weighing 11-15 kg .
Behavior Bull terrier
Because power and Manageable difficult Bull terriers are not recommended for people who have never had dogs. However, these quadrupeds are very smart and can adapt to any conditions of life. Bull terriers are very active and this feature should be maintained by the master by running daily.
They are very affectionate, worshiping human company. Bull Terrier breed dogs get along well with children, but the force which these animals, especially in the early years of adulthood, can make quite dangerous when playing with children.
Bull terriers are excellent watchdogs and are known for aggressiveness they show towards other dogs, especially of the same sex. These quadrupeds are very stubborn and if not socialized enough, can become extremely territorial.
Training Bull terrier
Training this dog should be started at an early age and made by a person with experience in a training course.
If not trained properly small when it will be great to be unruly.
It is an intelligent, quick learner, but because it is stubborn with independent thinking training must be firm, patiently, consistently, to be taught to respond quickly to commands.
Socializing with people, other dogs and other animals should be done carefully, small.
Characteristics Bull terrier
This dog can adapt to any conditions is offered. It is recommended only for people with experience in raising dogs, assets that can to reserve daily for the dog, be patient and loving. It must be arranged a soft place to sleep. It should be kept in strong sunlight.
The coat does not require much care. It is enough brushing with a rubber glove to remove hair.
It was created to fight other dogs and therefore preserves the tendency of domination. Today it is used for guarding homes and as a pet.
Health Bull terrier
In general, Bull Terrier dog is strong and healthy, with little worry of medical order. However, these diseases and disorders have been reported:
Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid inward rolling of the edge off them. Genes on the edge of the eyelid irritate the surface of the eyeball, which can lead to more serious problems.
Mastocitoamele are of malignant diseases that can affect the skin or internal organs of the dog.
Rotating tail syndrome is a disorder of behavior your dog its tail rotates continuously or and a run.
Sunburn can occur when sensitive skin is exposed to sunlight for a long time.
Deafness can be detected at birth puppies.
The average lifespan of the Bull Terrier is 14-15 years.