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Bull Terrier


General Information - Bull Terrier


Group:
Terrier

Size:
Medium

Lifespan:
11-14 years

Exercise:
Moderate

Grooming:
Low

Trainability:
Moderate

Watchdog Ability:
Low

Protection Ability:
Low

Area of Origin:
England

Date of Origin:
1800s

Other Names:
English Bull Terrier

Original Function:
Companion



Temperament

Exuberant, comical, playful, assertive and very mischievous describes the Bull Terrier. It is an imaginative breed that often sees things its own way and is stubborn to the end. It needs daily physical and mental exercise lest it exercise its powerful jaws on your home. For all its tough bravado, this is an extremely sweet-natured, affectionate and devoted breed. It can be aggressive with other dogs and small animals. The Bull Terrier is happiest when they are with the people they love. They are miserable if shut away in a kennel or kept outside away from human companionship.  

Upkeep

The Bull Terrier needs to be entertained, either with a good exercise session or mental stimulation every day - preferably both. This is an active breed that enjoys a good run, but it is best to run it only in a safe area. It should not stay outdoors except in temperate weather, but it should live primarily as a house dog with access to a yard. Coat care is minimal.   Health Bull Terriers suffer from five hereditary diseases. These are; Luxating Patella, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Bull Terrier Hereditary Nephritis, Heart Disease and Deafness. Buyers should ensure that both sire and dam have current Veterinary certification declaring them free of such. For more information, contact your nearest Bull Terrier Club.