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Aliases: English Bull Terrier, Standard Bull Terrier

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Bull Terrier: Weird Facts Did You Know?

Bull Terriers are known for their gregarious and energetic nature, as well as a characteristically egg-shaped head. Here are certain facts that are not part of the mainstream information that people usually know about Bull Terriers. [...]

Bull Terrier as a Family Pet

Trying to decide what breed of dog to get as a family pet is certainly a fun affair. If you have an active family that is very attentive towards pets, Bull Terriers are a good choice. In fact, the American Temperament Test Society, Inc. or ATTS, a non-profit organization which promotes uniform temperament testing for dog breeds, gives the Bull Terrier a pass rate of 91.5%, as compared to an average of 81.5% for other dog breeds. [...]

Bull Terrier Boot Camp: How to Train Your Bull Terrier

Bull Terriers are ideal pets, even if they are not meant for a first-time dog-owner. Being full of energy and playfulness, it is imperative that it be trained to live with people and other household pets. Neglect to train your Bull Terrier, or any dog for that matter, will give you many headaches, especially as the puppy grows and becomes more difficult to manage in terms of size. Here are some of the basics you need to know to train your Bull Terrier effectively. [...]

Bull Terriers as Guard Dogs

For most homeowners, getting a dog is more than just acquiring a family pet that the children can play. Dogs are also very useful to guard both the premises and the people that are in it. Breed is an important consideration when it comes to size, intelligence and ease of care of a guard dog. If you need a dog large enough to wrestle a man to deter potential intruder, it is best to get a medium to large sized dog. If you do not wish to physically handle a large dog, however, small breeds make excellent alert dogs, as they usually bark at anything that moves. [...]

Celebrity Bull Terriers

They're definitely not Lassies. Bull Terriers may not be the prettiest dogs on the block, but they sure had their moments. Their comical looks, distinctive egg-shaped head, and jaunty gait, make them a breed with tremendous character. Here is a list of Bull Terriers that made it to the spotlight, and they can be considered celebrities in their own ways. [...]

Common Health Issues of the Bull Terrier

For those who seek to own a Bull Terrier, it would be prudent to know the common health issues associated with this breed. The owner of a Bull Terrier may have to deal with these health issues on a day-to-day basis and also make preparations in case they occur in the future. A Bull Terrier's lifespan may range from 10-12 years, but it may live longer if the owner is conscious of the serious health issues that may put his Bull Terrier at risk. Diseases in dogs may occur because of trauma, infection, immune system abnormalities, genetics, or degenerative conditions. The following are health issues that are commonly related to a Bull Terrier. [...]

How to Effectively Groom Your Bull Terrier

Nobody likes a dirty dog. It looks bad and smells bad, and worst of all, it probably has some form of illness that may cause you unnecessary stress. As such, it is imperative that grooming be your top priority when it comes to taking care of your canine friend. [...]

Improving Your Bull Terrier's Temperament

Bull Terriers are definitely a bundle of energy, so they are not the perfect pet for first time owners or for those who do not have enough time to spend interacting with their dogs. For those who like to shower their pets with attention and love playing around with them, the Bull Terrier's mannerly, frolicsome, happy and pleasant temperament is ideal. As Bull Terriers are happiest with people around, this breed might not take kindly to owners who are always absent, but they may adapt themselves well if the household is supportive and highly interactive when there are people around. [...]

The Bull Terrier in Competition

Bull Terriers were originally bred as fighting dogs; however, they are now considered excellent showdogs. If you plan to show your Bull Terrier in a competition, here are a few of the things that judges look for, based on American Kennel Club Requirements. In general, the Bull Terrier must be strongly built, muscular, symmetrical and active, with a keen, determined and intelligent expression, full of fire but with sweet disposition and amenable to discipline. Virtually every body part is scrutinized, from the head to the tail. [...]

The Bull Terrier and Its History in Dog Fighting

Dog fighting is a physical fight involving two canines against each other, both for the entertainment of spectators, and for gambling. It is considered by some to be a sport, and the dogs are judged on their wrestling, bite, and gameness while onlookers watch and place bets. In some countries, it is accepted practice, while it is illegal in others, including the United States. [...]

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