Bull Terrier

Description:
The bull terrier is characterized by its head; it has a very intelligent look to it. The head of this dog is long, strong and deep in longitude until the tip of its nose. It has a full face and its profile must be oval shaped but it should not have any sunken areas on it. The head of this dog must be proportioned with its body and not too big. Their neck is long arched and clean, the chest is wide and deep. The body is rounded and it has an ample thorax, the torso is short and strong looking. The legs should look strong but not low. The tail is short and inserted downwards ending in a point. There are two varieties of this breed, white and color. The coat of this dog is short, straight and rough to the touch and it should have a shiny look to it. On average the bull terriers height is about fifty-six centimeters and it weighs around twenty-eight kilograms. The miniature ones height is a maximum of thirty-five and a half centimeters.

Ideal owner:
The bull terrier is a sweet gladiator; it's got a wonderful heart. The owners of these dogs have said that they are very good guardians and they enjoy being around and pleasing their owners. If you live in an apartment, this dog is a good choice. It might not be the brightest of all dogs and can sometimes be stubborn but this does not mean that it is not a considerably balanced dog and most importantly, it really likes being around children. This dog requires of firm training from the first day so that it learns to behave properly especially if it is to live with other pets in the house.

Growth:
A bull terrier puppy generally weighs around 280 to 400 grams at birth. The tail and ears must never get cut. The ears must point upwards on their own although while its teeth are changing it might interfere with it. There are different ways of getting its ears to stand up and you should ask your breeder or veterinarian to let you know the techniques. The bull terrier generally grows without problems and it reaches its full height at the age of one year although it gains more mass during one more year. The bull terrier rarely has problems eating and the owner must make sure to not let it eat too much to make sure it does not get overweight and obese. It is very important to train it at a young age. During adolescence it may try to become dominant which is why training is essential. Since the behavior of this dog is in part hereditary, it is advisable to see what the behavior of its parents was. The owner will need to start taking it to basic puppy training sessions at a young age.

General health:
Thankfully this is one of the dogs that have not become extremely popular therefore it has escaped from the hands of irresponsible dog breeders. One health concern in this breed is deafness specifically the white ones. If you are looking into getting one, make sure to get a certificate that states the dog has had a veterinarian check up on its ears. Umbilical hernias have also been seen and an abnormality on the tail, which can be noticed if it has a bald spot on its tail, as well as acne, and acrodermatitis, which is a hereditary skin disease, that causes death. Be aware that bull terriers are rodent dogs and it can swallow things so you will need to watch out for this. Make sure to only give it toys that are safe and that it can't swallow. Daily exercise is necessary to keep it content and educated. The care required for this dog is minimal; it will need to be brushed and its eyes and ears must be checked.

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