Bull Terrier

History

Early inside the mid-19th century the “Bull and Terrier ” breeds were developed to fulfill the needs for vermin control and animal -based blood sports otherwise known as dog fighting. The “Bull and Terriers” were based on the Old English Bulldog and one or maybe more of Old English Terrier (currently extinct) and “Black and tan terrier”, now called Manchester Terrier. This new type combined the dexterity and speed of those lightly built terriers that show the dour tenacity of the bull dog. They did this because the bull dog was a bad performer in many fighting situations, since they were almost exclusively bred for bull fighting and bears tied to a post.

Physical Appearance

The Bullterrier’s most familiar feature of appearance is its head, referred to as ‘egg shaped’ when seen in the front; the skull’s top is not nearly raised and is almost flat. The profile shapes and curves gently downwards from the surface of the skull to the tip of the nose, which will be bent and dark downwards at the tip, with well-developed nostrils. The under-jaw is strong and not shallow. The special triangular eyes are deep-set, dark, and tiny. Bull terriers would be the only dogs which have triangular eyes. The body is circular and full, with sturdy shoulders. The tail is carried horizontally. They are generally white in color, they will walk with a jaunty gait, and are often referred to as the ‘Gladiator of the canine race’.

Temperament

Bull Terriers can be stubborn and independent. Because of this they are not typically suitable for a dog owner that is inexperienced. This Breed has an even keeled temper and is amendable to discipline.  While obstinate, the breed is not especially bad with people. Socialization early on will make sure that this breed will be able to get along with other animals and dogs. Their temperament is described as heroic, high in heart, with a fun-loving attitude, children caring, and a good family member. A 2008 study in Germany implies that Bull terriers have no major disposition variation from the Golden retrievers in overall temperament researches. .

Health

All puppies should be examined for deafness, which occurs in 1.3% of colored Bull Terriers and 20.4% of pure-white Bull Terriers and it is challenging to notice, especially in a puppy that is relatively young. Many Bull Terriers are inclined to produce skin allergies. Insect attacks, for example those from fleas, and often mosquitoes and mites, can produce a generalized allergic reaction of rash, hives, and scratching. This problem may be stopped by preserving canine without any contact from these insects, but this really is certainly a consideration in environments or instances where exposure of these insects is unavoidable. A UK type survey sets their typical lifetime at a decade and their mean at 9 years (1 s.f., RSE = 13.87% 2d. p.), with a good portion of dogs living to 10–15 years.

Bull Terrier