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You must have deep ribs. They are wide top, narrowing towards the bottom. The tail is low, it must be long and have a crank shape when the dog is relaxed. The skin cannot have folds, except for the neck and chest, which must be loose enough to show some folds. The height at the cross of the males can vary between 38 cm, up to 48 cm, and in females, from 35 cm, to 45 cm. Despite what many people believe, it is a small breed at the most medium, finding the weight of males that can vary between 16 kg, up to 35 kg, and females from 13 kg to 28 kg. One can have a pure copy that weighs three or four kilograms above these weights, but of course it would have to be fat. It has to be square seen from the side and step on high with your patics :)
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Origin of the English bull terrier
Like the history of the other bull terrier, the origin of bull terrier dogs is related to fights between dogs and bulls, and dog fights. When bull fights were banned by law in Britain, back in 1835, crossings between bulldog and terrier dogs were developed to get lighter but equally tenacious animals, capable of resisting and fighting in the new and cruel "sport" of dog fights. Thus arose the ancestors of the current bull terrier, who were known as bull and terrier, due to the crossings involved. Those dogs had the combativity and resistance to pain of the bulldog of that time and the agility and sagacity of the terrier. Although lighter than the bulldog dogs of that time, these bull and terrier they were more similar to the bulldog of those times than to the current bull terrier. In fact, the head had a marked stop and the overall appearance was similar to the current staffordshire bull terrier.
Beginning in 1850, James Hinks standardized the breed for the first time, by carrying out selected crossings between bull and terrier whites with other races, including the now extinct white english terrier. The dogs bred by Hinks were the pillar of the current breed, and in their time they were already known as bull terrier or "white knights." The race of that time yet had stop marked and the head was not the typical egg of the current bull terrier. It is not known with certainty which breeds were used to achieve this characteristic head and greater elegance of the body, but it is thought that dog breeds such as the Burgos retriever, the collie, the greyhound and even the Dalmatian were used.
He first bull terrier club It was created in England in 1887. In 1888 the first official standard of the breed was published. In 1917 the first modern bull terrier was born, with an egg head and without a stop. His name was "Lord Gladiator" and represents the birth of the race as we know it today.
The miniature bull terrier developed later, from selective crossings between standard bull terrier dogs. Its development had to do with the new functions that the breed fulfilled, as companion dogs.
Physical characteristics of the English bull terrier
The English bull terrier is a dog strong and muscular, usually white but can also be black, red or brindle. The hair is short and straight so you will not need excessive brushing. The oval shape of your head without stop (naso-frontal depression), triangular shaped ears and eyes offer a totally unique and different appearance to other races. We will not find many physical differences between the different sexes except that the males are somewhat more robust compared to a slight fineness of the females.
The nose, black and with well-developed nostrils, curves down at the tip. The jaws are very powerful, a fact that we notice in the cheeks, well formed but without being exaggerated. When the English bull terrier closes its mouth, the inner side of the upper incisors comes into contact with the outer face of the lower incisors. In this way, the bite closes in scissors. On the other hand, the bull terrier's eyes are black or very dark brown, narrow and triangular. They are arranged obliquely in the skull and they have a bright look That expresses decision and intelligence.
The neck is muscular, long and arched. Does not have a double chin The short and strong back continues with a broad and muscular back. The chest is deep and broad. The bottom line forms an elegant upward curve from the chest to the abdomen. As with other bull-type terrier, the bull terrier's tail is thick at the base and narrows towards the tip. It is short and low insert.
The bull terrier's hair is short, rough, tight and has a fine shine. In winter, a soft textured sub-hair may appear. As for the color, although the White It is usually the most common, it is not the only one. White specimens must have a completely white body, but may have colored spots on the head. In bull terrier that are not white, the color that the body presents should predominate. Dogs of color are accepted black, brindle, red, fawn and tricolor.
English bull terrier character
The English bull terrier if well educated has a balanced and affectionate character with people, they are faithful dogs by nature and really affectionate. They are extremely brave, since they have a strong sense of protection, although this does not mean they are aggressive dogs. On the other hand, it is important to ask at the town hall of the place of residence if this breed is considered potentially dangerous, since in some areas it is and in others it is not. In case of being considered a potentially dangerous dog, it will be essential to use the muzzle and leash in public spaces. In this sense, it is important accustom the dog to the muzzle step by step so that you feel comfortable using it and do not relate it as a punishment.
Although nothing has to happen, especially if the dog has been socialized correctly, it is recommended always supervise your game with children They don't know how they should relate to a dog. A tug of ears can lead to a growl, so educate your children so they know how to interact with the English bull terrier.
Sometimes they tend to be a little stubborn when something gets in their heads and, therefore, we will work very actively in your education. Castration is highly recommended to achieve a stable adult dog. This breed, strongly attached to its owners, suffers a lot with loneliness, so we will avoid at all costs adopting a dog of these characteristics if we do not have time to devote to him and all his needs. It is an excellent watchdog that will always notify you of someone's arrival at your home.
Bull terrier isan affectionate dog that will socialize without any problem with the smallest of the house. It is a playful and patient dog, although it has a lot of physical corpulence and a large jaw. For this reason, we will prevent them from playing with children who are too young or treated poorly. It is not an aggressive dog if it is properly educated, but at certain times it can harm, unintentionally, playing too excitedly.
As for contact with other dogs, we must know that they can become reactive if they are not properly educated or instigated in aggressiveness. It is very important to understand that education is essential for a dog with voluptuous physical characteristics such as the bull terrier. The great bond they assume within the family tends to be overprotective. If we educate our dog in the right way, we will not have problems to relate it to other dogs, pets, children and adults.
Have a fureasy care and keep, so brushing it occasionally we will get it to look perfect. In winter it is advisable to put on some kind of coat, since your short hair will make you prone to tremors and, therefore, physical discomfort. Being a very active dog we must ensure we offer long and complete walks, including physical exercise if the dog needs it and games. Of course, intense exercise should be controlled in its youth and old age stages to avoid the aforementioned, muscle or growth problems.
Bull terriers tend to overeat if given the opportunity, so we must inform ourselves about the correct dosage of food that we are going to give him, always of high quality. Remember that a good feed is not only reflected in the dog's happiness but also in his health, fur and well-being, preventing him from suffering from obesity.
English Bull Terrier Education
It is common in bull terrier to bite everything they find, be it our hands, furniture or household objects. So from puppies we will show you how to bite using teethers and various toys until you find the perfect one for him. The black kong, being very resistant, is perfect for its powerful jaw.
The next step in bull terrier education will be to start with the socialization of the puppy, a process in which we must teach interact with other dogs, people and objects. This step is essential so that in the future we enjoy a sociable adult with all kinds of living beings and also without fears, for example, cars or bicycles. Everything we can teach you at this stage will be beneficial for the future. Obviously we must ensure that they are always positive social relationships so as not to generate fears.
Once all of the above is achieved, we will begin with the training. To do this, we will dedicate about 10 or 15 minutes daily to practice basic orders. It is not about teaching fun tricks, but rather indications that help us for your safety. Sitting, staying still or coming will prevent us from being run over, for example. Many people do not know the importance of training and, therefore, we have such an impact on it to avoid having fearful dogs, who do not know how to act or interact in the future.
Beyond your safety, practice orders using positive reinforcement It will be a perfect way to strengthen our relationship with the dog and learn to communicate with him. Finally, we will add that it is not advisable in any case to punish or use aggressiveness with the animal, regardless of the breed. Although we are not aware, the stress and anxiety that the punishment produces are very counterproductive for the dog's well-being, in addition to stimulating the aggressiveness of the dog instead of eliminating it.
Health of the English bull terrier
The most common diseases of the bull terrier are the following:
- Patellar dislocation
- Renal problems
- Heart problems
- Skin problems
In addition to the above, they are sensitive to insect bites and, therefore, must be adequately protected. It is advisable to check our bull terrier on a regular basis and make sure that he does not suffer any skin problems, as well as carefully stretch his joints to verify that they move well. Through active walks we will exercise your muscles, but that does not mean that we should force you. Exceeding the exercise can lead to problems related to joints. It is advisable go to the veterinarian periodically, for example, every six months and go immediately to an anomaly. Likewise, we will keep your vaccines and deworming calendar up to date.
Bull Terrier Characteristics
- Height at the cross: no size limit, about 56cm
- Weight: no weight limit, about 28 kg
- Cap: white, stained or tricolor
- Average life: from ten to twelve years
- Character: stubborn, playful, candid and affectionate
- Relationship with children: very good
- Relationship with other dogs: regular
- Aptitudes: companion and guard dog
- Space needs: fits well to live in an apartment
- Bull Terrier feeding: around 450 g of complete, dry food, per day
- Arrangement: does not need
- Maintenance cost: medium
Do you want a Bull terrier? Do you want a playful, active, curious, peculiar, friendly dog like a clown, sensitive, loyal, affectionate and that feels attached to its owner (s)? Before I shout Yes! You must think about it.
Do you want a stubborn, willful dog, with great self-confidence, aggressive, bossy, dominant and destructive? Not so sure? Then read on ...
He Bull terrier It is certainly not a dog for everyone, but those who reluctantly accept the inconvenience of Bull terrier They will be rewarded for the positive traits of this breed.
The personality of the Bull terrier It is, without doubt, the most characteristic feature of this unique dog. Total devotion and loyalty to his family are linked to his sympathy and curiosity and make him a lifelong friend who will be a pleasure to have and look at. He Bull terrier entertains us as he investigates his new environment with the enormous enthusiasm of a child and the stubborn attention of a Scotland Yard detective. When presented with an object of any kind (be it a stuffed animal, a tennis ball or whatever), the Bull terrier He will inspect it, satisfy his wishes, play with it and, finally, try to eat it or destroy it. This is great entertainment during a restful Sunday afternoon.
Without objects to play with, the Bull terrier It is, of course, creative enough to keep you busy. (Owners soon learn that it is much better to provide adequate toys than to lose valuable objects.) In fact, the compulsive desire to keep busy is a typical normal trait in all puppies, but that it is a vital characteristic of Bull terrier. its Bull terrier You will find something to do and if you are present, your job will be to make you laugh. Something exhibitionist, don't be surprised if you see your Bull terrier showing his athletic form by running back and forth through the room, jumps and attacks on inanimate objects, and he does all this to get his attention. If you participate in the game moments, you will not be disappointed. Throw a ball and see how your Bull terrier he pursues her with all his strength, jumping and running no matter what is in his way with a speed that will impress him and leave him delighted. Have you ever heard the saying "would pass through a brick wall for you"? It was probably coined by the owner of a Bull terrier, since these dogs seem to enjoy charging, with their heads in front, against solid objects. In fact, it is not uncommon for a Bull terrier Run around the house, banging your head against the walls and furniture, as an expression of your desire to play with you. As you will find this behavior alarming, it will be difficult for you to remain indifferent: you will soon be laughing and finally playing with your Bull terrier.
If these athletic skills don't get your attention, you may want to cover your ears. Believe it or not, soon your Bull terrier will call you That's right, many Bull terrier they can talk! They cannot, precisely, recite verses from Shakespeare, but they will complain, grumble and babble to entertain you and yourself. Without confusing them with the grunts (that the Bull terrier will issue when necessary), the Bull terrier Will try to talk. Once you get some kind of reaction, you will use your seemingly unlimited vocabulary on a regular basis. This endearing trait can be strange or annoying for some people, but the owners of Bull terrier Have fun with this.
You probably have already guessed that the Bull terrier desperately needs attention from people. The Bull terrier They are very family oriented and not happy when they are separated from it. You must accept your Bull terrier as a family member and have him take part in family activities and excursions. If you can't take your Bull terrier On a long trip, find by all means someone who takes care of him. To the Bull terrier It doesn't take long to feel lonely and depressed. Fortunately, this breed is very sociable and will quickly accept someone who is introduced as a friend.
Remember that this stubbornness comes paired with enormous self-confidence. Every day his Bull terrier He will check the rules and test his limits, just in case you have decided to change them or if you get confused. Even so, fortunately, its constant correction will result in immediate acceptance and moving the tail a lot. You may say, "I was just checking."
If you do not find it strange that your dog tries to talk, attack inanimate objects and trick you into giving up your seat, then you might like to have a Bull terrier. But read on as we examine more specific and unusual habits of Bull terrier.
A Bull terrier He will eat anything on which he can lay his teeth, and he may use the edible as a value to judge what is around him. At the same time, the Bull terrier He knows what he likes to have in his mouth and he will do somersaults, if he has to do them, when there is the possibility of being given a treat that he likes very much. Anyway, don't try to bore a Bull terrier with the usual rewards consisting of liver or cowhide strips, since this dog loves exotic cuisine. For example: have you ever seen a dog go crazy for a banana? Try offering one to one Bull terrier. He may take somersaults back before you can finish peeling the banana.
There is a phenomenon that some owners call "going into a trance," "walking like ghosts," or "walking through the grass." It is a strange exercise in which when your Bull terrier He is away from home and finds a bush or a piece of tall grass decides to take cover. The dog will walk very slowly under the bush and then remain completely still. A closer look will show us the dog with the veiled gaze, as if in a trance, as the wind blows gently over the bushes and caresses the back. Then, for no apparent reason, the dog will leave, jump away from hiding in the bushes and continue walking. Some owners have seen that this not only occurs outside the home, but also inside, when we place the Christmas tree. No one seems to have found a logical explanation for this behavior.
Perhaps you see all these peculiarities as something charming and fun. If so, you may be prepared to be the owner of a Bull terrier.
The Bull Terrier at home
It cannot be stressed enough that the Bull terrier It is a very special breed that has its peculiarities, its destructiveness and its inherent behavior patterns that can make some dog owners go crazy. The purpose of this book is not to scare you in your acquisition of a Bull terrier, but make sure you are aware of everything that accompanies this dog, in addition to his beautiful smile and his big head. Unfortunately, too many Bull terrier Euthanasia has been practiced at a very young age, as their owners were not aware or were not prepared for the unique personality of this breed. On the positive side, most experts in Bull terrier they agree that if you can exceed the first year of life with your Bull terrier, you will be hooked for life.
- The Bull Terrier with other pets
Like most dogs, the Bull terrier You can live with other animals, provided they arrive home together when they are very young and are raised without favoritism. However, since these conditions are quite rare and not infallible, you should think twice, and even three, before hosting a Bull terrier in a home where there are several pets. With his great strength and powerful jaws, the Bull terrier he will defend himself when faced with an animal that he considers to be an opponent. A confrontation with another animal for food or toys can result in injuries to one or both pets (and possibly you when you try to intervene).
I should keep in mind that Bull terrier they are aggressive, by nature, with other animals, and because of this, they should not be allowed to run or walk freely. You can exercise with your Bull terrier without the leash on when in an area that is unlikely to come into contact with other animals and people. In fact, maybe your Bull terrier Consider small animals as prey and devote themselves to hunting them. This includes cats, rodents, birds or other small wild animals and possibly small dogs.
The Bull terrier They can be possessive about food. If you have other pets, you will ensure that at Bull terrier You are offered your own food container or your reward away from other animals and that no other animals are allowed to approach it until you have finished all your food.
With proper supervision and training, it is possible that a Bull terrier Get along with other animals at home. Anyway, it will be a considerable effort and will take a long time.
- Children and the Bull Terrier
Although the Bull terrier It is a lovely and playful pet, this does not make it the perfect companion for a child (at least not without proper training or supervision). You will have more success raising a Bull terrier in a house that already has children. If you had a Bull terrier For many years, before having children at home, problems could arise. The Bull terrier They do not accept with pleasure the jokes, shoves and lugs to which children usually submit a pet. Unfortunately, the first reaction of Bull terrier To such annoyance is to bite (a very dangerous situation for young children, who do not know how to do better). Make sure your child understands that he should treat his Bull terrier With respect. Never leave a person alone Bull terrier and a child Over time, training and the development of mutual respect, the children and the dog will not only get along, but they will measure. A Bull terrier It is a cheerful and playful dog that is always ready for anything a child wants to do. Due to its great strength and endurance, the Bull terrier He has what seems to be an endless patience with children once he befriends them.
Anyway, even though its Bull terrier get along pretty well with your children, don't assume you will be so friendly to all of them. Again, be sure to monitor the activities. Once you are sure that he loves children, you can calm down.
Playtime with your Bull Terrier
Yes, at Bull terrier They like to play. If you provide a ball to your dog, make sure it cannot be swallowed. Tennis shoes can get stuck in the dog's throat. A baseball, football or basketball will provide hours of fun, as well as a rubber toy that beeps. A plastic or rubber toy that emits beeps can be eaten in minutes by a Bull terrierInstead, a hard rubber toy or a nylon bone will be safer. Do not provide a pair of old shoes, unless you want any of your shoes to become the toy of your Bull terrier.
One of the favorite activities of the Bull terrier It is running around the house at full speed without an apparent reason, simply because you feel like it. They rarely collide against something on such occasions. It is as if they had a radar, while dodging this and that with great agility. Everything will be better if you do not interfere.
Try to stop a Bull terrier It's like trying to catch a pig full of fat. With this in mind, try to play games in which you throw things to him so that he returns them in an open space or, even better, away from home, where there is less chance of furniture breaking or of making a hole on the wall.
The great outside world
The Bull terrier they have a great need for human companionship and they should be strictly, as home dogs and never tied with a leash away from home. They do not tolerate extreme temperatures (heat / cold) for long periods. If your dog plays outside the house without the leash on, your garden must be fenced or closed in some way and safely. Even the Bull terrier Trained in obedience should not be removed from your property without the leash on. They should be taken for a walk, while being watched, and wearing a strangler collar strap. The Bull terrier they can easily slip away from a normal collar, which can be a disaster in an area where they can move without restrictions, since the first thing that will do their Bull terrier is to start hunting (any bug that passes, a squirrel that is nearby, a rabbit or, worse yet, a car).
Bull Terrier personality management
He Bull terrier He is very devoted to his master and his family, but his loyalty can be disappointing. Although he is extremely affectionate and able to make you believe that you are the only one who really cares, he will leave with anyone who has a treat and a friendly voice, and will not even bother to look back. The personality of the Bull terrier It can be compared frequently with that of a cat. For example, they will sit on your lap and beg you to scratch and caress them, and the next minute they will not want anything with you and will be doing their things on their own. The Bull terrier They live to please themselves. They will strive to please their owners when it suits them. They have their own mentality and believe that their position is to govern the home. Don't underestimate the intelligence of Bull terrier: He knows how to get what he wants and will do many things to get it.
The Bull terrier They can be very malevolent and, when they are deprived of doing what they want, they will run away immediately to find their most valuable possessions and to make their hooligans (but dogs are never vindictive). Nothing is lost and they are always in the middle of everything that happens. Don't trust a Bull terrier asleep, since he is always listening and from time to time he opens an eye a little, just to see what is happening.
Leaving him alone for long periods is something totally unacceptable, and his Bull terrier He will let you know. Do not be surprised if your dog decides to bite the chair cushions into small pieces and leave them all over the floor. Give it an hour, and it may destroy your entire house. This is the punishment you will get for leaving him alone.
Be on notice: with physical punishment nothing is achieved, since the Bull terrier He doesn't know what pain is. However, you may succeed using a severe and dismissive voice when your Bull terrier He misbehaved. Observe how he throws his ears back and how he moves his tail incessantly while he bends down to adopt a posture of submission, while his body trembles due to fear and begs him to forgive him. It's hard to hold a grudge against a Bull terrier for a long time. He will not let you be. Your dog will bother you and chase you around the house with those little eyes full of sorrow until you smile and give a warm caress. But be prepared: ten minutes later he will do what he got into trouble at first.
its Bull terrier He is usually stubborn, but he is rarely stupid and dumb. Cheer things up and make everyone laugh are their specialties. Somehow, he will seem to understand his feelings and will do his best to cheer him up and make his day when he is sad.
In general, a Bull terrier It can be a good watchdog because it is strong and has determination. Although some are so affectionate that we are in danger of killing a lick intruder instead of attacking him, this does not usually happen with all dogs. If a Bull terrier Note that your master or your home are being attacked, you will instantly transform into a brave gladiator, honoring your heritage. Due to his small size, he does not compete with the protection dogs older than him (such as the German Shepherd or the Rottweiler), but he has enough determination to be at the height of these dogs and that of most of his cousins bull Y terrier. Like the American Pit Bull Terrier, whose strength, vigor and bravery are impressive, it takes a huge decision to stop a Bull terrier that fights in defense of the life of his master or his property. If necessary, your dog will be an excellent watchdog, with a shrill voice that gives it a fierce and serious look. These traits make the Bull terrier Be an ideal companion, since there are few canine clowns that can get rid of their huge red nose and their wig to become, in the blink of an eye, a super dog to protect the family they love so much.
Energy and activity
He Bull terrier It is full of energy and seems to have unlimited resistance. At the same time, it is adaptable and will accommodate your routine to the amount of space that is offered. If you live in a small apartment, he will surely transform this confinement into a Grand Prix rally circuit. Keep this in mind if you have fragile and expensive antiques or porcelain objects. If these are the living conditions, it will do well to get your Bull terrier to the park or to the field once or twice a week (or more frequently if possible), to allow you to spend some energy in slightly less delicate environments.
At the same time, you should be careful when allowing you to exercise freely on your farm of hundreds of hectares. He Bull terrier He is curious by nature and has some hunter. These traits can result in your dog committing evils with a neighbor's dog or cat, or perhaps rewarding him with a rabbit or a squirrel for dinner. If these are things you would like to avoid, be sure to monitor the exercise your Bull terrier away from home and set appropriate limits.
The characteristics of Bull terrier which we have been talking about so far, make the animal lush and hyperactive and that its coexistence with it forces us to be too. If we are not prepared for it, we are not ready to own a Bull terrier y quizá debamos optar por adquirir otra raza que se adapte mejor a nuestro modo de ser.
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