English Bull Terrier, Bully
Males 45-55 cm
Females 40-45 cm
Males 22-38 kg
Females 20-34 kg
White, black, tiger, red, pale or tricolor
Dogs for kids, fighting dogs, guard dogs
Features of the breed
History of Origin
Bull Terriers were bred in England in the 19th century. Around 1835, a Bull Terrier was obtained from a cross between an Old English Terrier and a Bulldog. Later, from white English terriers and Dalmatians, a stylish, hardy, white dog was born. In the mid-1800s, the white version of the breed, known as the “White Cavaliers,” became a favorite pet among the nobility.
Today bull terriers are softer than their ancestors, but they are still strong and fearless dogs. They are primarily family pets. But, at the same time, they are not suitable for most families.
Appearance: height, weight, fur, color
Bull terriers are stocky and muscular and come in two types: standard and miniature. The standard version reaches about 55 centimeters in height, bitches get 50 centimeters. An adult male bull terrier weighs about 38 kilograms, and a female weighs 34 kilograms.
The most distinctive physical feature of the bull terrier is its egg-shaped head with a flat top. The eyes are small, dark, closely set. The ears are pointed. The torso is broad, and the back is short and strong. Bull terriers have a medium-length tail. The bull terrier’s coat is short and dense, white, black, tiger, red, pale or tricolor.
Bull Terriers are gentle, affectionate, and playful with all family members. They are also loyal pets who will guard the family. As with any large or tough breed, proper precautions are needed for strangers, children, and other animals. If owners do not pay enough attention to the animal’s exercise and attention, bull terriers can be destructive.
A bull terrier dog does not need any special care. It would help if you brushed the bulldog once a week. The claws of the animal should be trimmed once every three months. The owner should monitor the cleanliness of the dog’s ears and teeth. The pet can be washed with a unique product no more than once a month and paws as they get dirty.
Because the breed is strong and some may have aggressive tendencies, Bull Terriers must be trained to obey. They must also be carefully socialized from an early age. Socialization requires frequent contact with the people around them and supervised pets. With proper socialization and training, bull terriers make excellent pets. However, they are probably not a good choice for novice dog owners and are not usually for families with other pets or irresponsible children.
Bull Terriers should be trained daily in a fenced yard or with walks on a leash. Animals should not be allowed to run free, even if they are qualified and socialized.
The bull terrier is prone to some diseases, namely:
- skin problems are a frequent problem with the breed;
Bull terriers need a good diet that includes natural calcium, especially at a young age. Owners are advised to give their dogs some yogurt or whole milk in the morning and evening before bedtime.
Some dogs are prone to obesity, so it is the owner’s responsibility to monitor the dog’s caloric intake and weight level. The bull terrier should have constant access to water.