The history of the Bull Terrier began in a very negative way. These dogs were developed in the 19th century as fighting dogs. Thankfully, as dog fighting became a thing of the past, these pups transitioned into great family pets. The Bull Terrier can be quickly identified by their long, egg-shaped heads and their muscular bodies, it is difficult to mistake them for any other breed. Their appearance is very unique and is admired by many, they are often seen in dog shows. The Bull Terrier typically weighs between 35-75 pounds, but they also come in a miniature version. The Miniature Bull Terrier is pretty much a copy of their bigger relatives, except they tend to weigh between 18-28 pounds.
Anybody that owns one of these dogs knows that they are lovers, not fighters. They have been nicknamed “The kid in a dog suit” due to their playful and loving nature. The Bull Terrier has an electric personality that will certainly always keep you on your toes. They seem to always be full of excitement and are always ready to play. Their fun nature combined with their high energy can often be comical, and their desire for constant love and attention will be sure to consistently put a smile on your face.
Despite the affectionate nature of this breed, they can be particularly aggressive towards other animals if they are not trained properly. These dogs need to be socialized from a very young age, and it is even recommended to have another dog at home for them to play with. Socializing them shouldn’t be an issue, however, as they are packed with energy and love to run.
Due to inexperienced dog owners that are unaware of how to raise a Bull Terrier, this breed has been banned in many cities around the world. If this dog is brought up in a positive environment and gets plenty of exercise, they will be unbelievable family dogs and are known to be especially gentle with children. It is important for dog owners, as with every dog, to properly research this breed before bringing one home so that the dog can grow up to be the happy, outgoing Bull Terrier that everyone loves. The only downside to owning one of these dogs is the amount of money you will spend on toys, these doggos love to chew and will make quick work of just about any toy you put in front of them!
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