Bull terriers can look a little intimidating. They’re not a large dog, but they have a robust appearance and a small snout. They’re often described as gladiators, and many people may fear that these dogs will have a violent temperament to match with that.
It’s true that bull terriers were raised to fight. Breeders crossed terriers with a bulldog in order to create a dog that would naturally want to fight with other animals. However, that aspect of the dog’s personality has since faded away. Now, they have a very different personality.
As long as they’re raised properly, bull terriers are actually sweet and friendly dogs that enjoy the company of humans and other animals. They’re very affectionate and good natured, and will make a welcome addition to just about any household. If you’re looking for a new pet, a bull terrier is something you’ll want to consider.
With that said, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. For one, bull terriers are an energetic dog that needs a great deal of exercise. They’re best suited towards a home with a yard so that they can spend lots of time running around.
Bull terriers are very intelligent and easy to train, but they also have a strong independent streak. People who own these pets will have to make it clear to the dog that they’re the dominant member of the household. Otherwise, the dog may misbehave and find ways to test boundaries.
With that said, bull terriers are very lovable dogs who really enjoy playing. They love the company of children, and can make a great family dog. They’re a better companion for older children than small ones because they can be so rambunctious. They can knock a small child over without intending to.
It’s a good idea for families who bring bull terriers into their home to socialize them regularly from an early age. The more time they spend around children, the better behaved with them they’ll be. A well socialized dog will also be more docile around other humans.
Bull terriers tend to be very healthy, and are easy to care for. Because their hair is so short, they don’t require extensive grooming. They also don’t shed. They’re a good pet for people who are prone to allergies, as many people with dander sensitivities don’t have issues with these dogs.
This is a dog that you can take with you everywhere. They love being around people, and will happily tag along with you on car trips, on walks, and anywhere else you’d like to go. They don’t like being left alone for long periods of time, but do well with other animal companions.
Bull terriers aren’t the right dog for everyone, but they absolutely make a great pet. If you’re looking for an active yet sweet dog, you should definitely consider bringing one of these pooches into their home. They’re no longer the gladiators they once were. They’re just lovable dogs now.