Bull Terrier

Terrier Group

Harley and Roco from the Coronado Bull Terrier Kennel

The Bull Terrier is known for its sense of humor and clownish antics with a cheerful yet outgoing fearless disposition.  They make a great family dog when properly trained and socialized. The Bull Terrier is a loyal dog that can become very attached and protective of their owners.  They need firm, and consistent leadership and affection and if left alone for long periods they can become bored and destructive.  This breed should be thoroughly socialized and trained, and meek owners will find them to become very protective, willful, possessive and/or jealous.  They need to learn to distinguish between acceptable strangers and those that would be unacceptable.  Without socialization and a leader who maintain a pack leader mentality they can be aggressive with other dogs.  They enjoy joining in on physical activities but they bring their own rules to the games – not necessarily fitting to the other participants. Children should know to treat the dog respectfully.  “They can give tremendous joy or wreak havoc, depending on the time and effort spent by their owners to control and develop their special character.” (Bull Terrier Club of America)  Don’t overfeed or under-exercise.

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Notes for owners
Short Minimal People loving.  Can be pet aggressive.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Bull Terrier Club of America

Bull Terrier Club of Canada



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