At the start of the 19th century the "bull and terrier" breeds were developed to satisfy the needs for vermin control and animal-based blood sports. The bull and terriers were based on the Old English Bulldog (now extinct) and Old English Terriers with possible other terriers. This new breed combined the speed and dexterity of lightly built terriers with the dour tenacity of the Bulldog, which was a poor performer in most combat situations, having been bred almost exclusively for fighting bulls and bears tied to a post. Many breeders began to breed bulldogs with terriers, arguing that such a mixture enhances the quality of fighting. Despite the fact that a cross between a bulldog and a terrier was of high value, very little or nothing was done to preserve the breed in its original form. Due to the lack of breed standards—breeding was for performance, not appearance—the "bull and terrier" eventually divided into the ancestors of "Bull Terriers" and "Staffordshire Bull Terriers", both smaller and easier to handle than the progenitor.
Bull Terrier Dog Breed Information
Name: Bull Terrier
Sexuality: strong combat, smart and obedient, loyal
Susceptibility to diseases: joint dislocation, metabolic diseases in dogs and cats, congenital hearing loss, fleas
Longevity: 11-13 years
Puppy Price: Average $1200 - $2000 USD
- The Bull Terrier's body structure is very strong, muscular, well-proportioned and very energetic. The head is long, and the face is plump and oval. The lips are neat and tight, and the teeth are healthy, strong and neat, with a clamp bite or scissors bite.
- The ears of the bull's head terrier are small and thin, and they are located very close; the eyes are sunken, with deep color and sharp light, and the eyes are small and triangular; the nose is black, the nostrils are large and the nose is pointed downward.
- The neck is very muscular, long, arched and neat; viewed from the front, the chest is wide and very deep; the ribs are healthy, and the back is short and strong; viewed from the back, the hind legs are parallel to each other, the thighs are very muscled, and the bones are strong but Not sharp; the tail is short and low, and very thin.
- The coat is short and flat, thick and shiny to the touch, close to the skin, and white.
- The Bull Terrier has a relaxed gait, a large stride, the front legs and back are parallel to each other, and the movement is compact, agile and powerful.
- The Bull Terrier was bred as a fighting dog in the past. Although it is more docile to people, it has a more intense temperament to other dogs. Because it is highly competitive, he refuses to make concessions. No matter how big a dog is in front of him, he does not flinch and refuse to make concessions. Therefore, during the breeding process, it is best not to let him walk too close to other dogs.
- They are relatively docile to their owners. In the past, the Bull Terrier was specially bred for gentlemen. For this reason, the Bull Terrier has bravely defended itself and protected its owner since childhood, so it has the title of "knight".
The tear marks may be caused by inflammation of the eyes and often tears. You can drop special eye drops for pets to clean it up in time. And because of the food, if there are tear marks, then the food should not be too salty. Paying attention to a good diet can also be improved accordingly.