All about the Bull Terrier
A breed that's hard to miss this holiday season. If bull terriers make you think "Target," you've hit the bullseye, metaphorically speaking. Bullseye, the official spokes-dog of the Target brand, is one of many in the line of famed bull terriers.
From William the Conqueror, better known as General Patton's loyal sidekick Willie, to the beer loving Spuds Mackenzie of Bud Light commercials in the 1980s, bull terriers have the personality and charisma fit for television as well as any loving, active household. Find out all about the the captivating bull terrier.
Fun-loving and playful, many describe the bull terrier as a toddler in a dog suit. Physically, this breed can be spotted from miles away. Its egg-shaped head and triangular eyes are completely unique. The bull terrier was brought to life by breeding a bulldog with a terrier and thereafter bred with a number of breeds to acquire the refined breed we know and love today.
Bull terriers have a short, dense coat that is easy to care for. Simple brushing and regular bathing is all this breed needs to stay spic-and-span. However, due to its bulldog roots, the bull terrier can be prone to skin allergies. Keep an eye out for skin irritations and use hypoallergenic products when possible. Although their coat is short, light shedding is common.
A made for television dog breed, you bet they can excel at training and then some. Bull terriers are very intelligent and, due to their needy disposition, proper training is a must. This high-energy dog breed thrives with constant interaction and attention. Working on basic commands is a positive and necessary bonding experience for owners as well as the pets. In addition, proper training can keep their natural guarding instincts from becoming aggressive.
Bull terrier owners must be prepared to fully care for the vast potential of health concerns. This breed is prone to a variety of illnesses and health issues, including epilepsy, skin allergies, deafness, obsessive compulsive disorder, slipped knee caps and heart and kidney problems. It is possible to raise a healthy bull terrier and keeping a watchful eye is the key to early detection and prevention.
Best fit for
This breed is excellent for all families and environments. Bull terriers are the right size for even most apartment dwellers provided they get a substantial amount of rigorous exercise each day. Families with young children can also be a good fit, but training must be enforced and constant attention is a must. All potential owners should take into consideration the financial responsibility with regard to the variety of health concerns.
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