Bull Terrier (Bul)
The breed of dogs bullterrier is truly legendary – these dogs are known all over the world. Over the long years of their fighting career, they have earned a reputation for fearless and dangerous animals. Bull terriers were created specifically for fighting in the ring with other dogs, and illegal fights, and therefore ruthless and bloody.
Accordingly, for these purposes, a dog with unsurpassed fighting qualities was required. In England, this type of entertainment was especially popular, although it was prohibited by the authorities. In 1850, John Hicks, a dog expert from Birmingham, set about creating the breed. To do this, he crossed a white English terrier, which today is already extinct, an English bulldog, and a little later even a Dalmatian. Although, if you look at the bull terrier, this can not be said.
John took almost 12 years to create a new breed – the first individuals were presented at the exhibition in 1862. We can say that they became carriers of the best qualities inherent in all breeds that took part in their creation. This is an excellent endurance, courage, quick reaction, powerful jaw pressure, excellent physical shape and the habits of an intellectual. Oddly enough.
Another oddity is that the dog was enjoyed not only by professional owners of fighting dogs, but also by many intelligent people. In particular, with the teaching staff and students of Oxford University, keeping a white bull terrier was prestigious and fashionable. Moreover, at first these dogs were exclusively white, and the first standard of bull terriers also included precisely white individuals. This standard was first drafted at the end of the 19th century by the English Kennel Club. By the way, at about the same time the standard was adopted by the American Kennel Club. Bull terriers with a variety of colors were officially adopted at the beginning of the 20th century.
The bull terrier dog has a compact outline, muscular physique, proportional and firmly knocked down. The limbs are strong, the tail and ears now, as a rule, do not cut. The head has a non-standard egg shape.
Among ordinary people who are not experts on dogs, it is widely believed that the bull terrier is a dangerous and inadequate animal. However, free breeding of dogs, often practiced by owners around the world, plays a huge role here. In the CIS countries this is also very common. Accordingly, no one conducts screenings and quality control of dogs, in addition, many owners knowingly instill aggression and fighting qualities in their dogs. And they give offspring.
But if we are talking about a bull terrier with a good pedigree, taken from a kennel with a good reputation, this dog will surprise you with its friendliness, openness and noble manner. Just like an English gentleman, such a bull terrier knows how to behave in the family, and knows how to behave in society. The dog needs a high level of physical activity, training, strength training and running. This, of course, is ideal.
If you are not ready to provide such an activity to the animal, but really want this particular dog, at least make sure that it has the opportunity to walk outside enough. Heavy physical activity can be replaced by active games, but the animal needs to realize its high level of energy. These are sociable dogs, they like to be in the company of people, are strongly attached to their family. They do not like to be alone for a long time.
They treat children well, but very young children and infants are difficult to perceive, since children at this age shout a lot and still do not know how to behave with a dog, trying to put a finger in their eyes, ears or mouth. They have a normal level of intelligence, and at the same time, they are very capable students and all their qualities are amenable to development, including the mind.
Do not think that the bull terrier is exclusively a tool for causing grievous bodily harm to other dogs and people, this is just a misconception. If you have a subconscious fear of such dogs, it is better to have a different breed, as in training you will need firmness and consistency. Bull terrier is not recommended for novice owners or timid people.
He needs early socialization, getting to know other people, situations, pets, otherwise he may have hidden aggression towards other dogs. They can be used for security, but as a watchdog for a private house they will not work, because in our latitudes they will not be able to live outside all year round.
The breed of dogs bull terrier is great for training, but requires a confident owner with a balanced character. You must be a calm and consistent trainer who knows what he wants, he has a clear plan of action and he does not lose his temper in small things. The dog should see in you a leader who surpasses it both in strength and in personal qualities.