Dog walking harness for Bull Terrier dogs:
- strongly built, muscular dog
- black nose
- almond-shaped eyes
- small ears
Bull Terrier dog names
Overview - Bull Terrier
The Bull Terrier, also known as the English Bull Terrier, dates back to the early 1800s and originated in Great Britain. These are powerful yet exceedingly friendly dogs that thrive on affection yet are always game to frolic. As with most terriers, they are tenacious and independent free-thinkers, who love to play and be active with their owners. They can be strong-willed, stubborn, alert, agile and energetic. They are not bothered by rough play and are good with children and families. They were accepted into the American Kennel Club in 1897 and are members of the Terrier Group. One of the most well-known Bull Terriers in this country is Spuds MacKenzie, the former mascot for Budweiser Beer. Unlike many terriers, the Bull Terrier will not bark unless it truly feels like there is a need to vocalize an alert. Due to their strength and strong will, the Bull Terrier requires consistent training and early socialization. The owner of the Bull Terrier must be the alpha dog, or the Bull Terrier will quickly take over the household. This breed also requires a good amount of exercise and mental stimulation or they can become aggressive and destructive.
History of Bull Terrier
In the early 1800s Bulldogs crossed with terriers were popular. By 1830 combat between Bulldogs and bulls were at the height of their popularity. Lovers of this so-called "sport" decided to create a dog that would attack even more agilely. They crossed the Bulldog with the Old English Terrier, adding in some Spanish Pointer blood; the result was the Bull Terrier breed. They soon found that the Bull Terriers were not the most successful fighters. In 1860 the white-coated variety, which was nicknamed the "White Cavalier" was bred by English dog dealer James Hinks and soon became a fashionable pet for nobles. The colored variety of Bull Terriers was created by back-crossing them with brindle Staffordshires. The breed has been used as a guard, ratter, herder and watchdog. The Miniature was developed to have the same qualities as the Standard Bull Terrier but with a more manageable size. The Standard Bull Terrier was first recognized by the AKC in 1885 and the Miniature Bull Terrier in 1991. While the AKC sees the Standard Bull Terrier and the Miniature Bull Terrier as separate breeds, the standard requirements are the same except for size. Most other clubs see them as different varieties of the same breed or the same breed without placing a variety label. For example, the FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) has both breeds listed under Bull Terrier, separating them by a Standard and Miniature variety. The UKC (United Kennel Club) does not place any height or weight restrictions but does require the dog to be in proportion. The Bull Terrier was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1948.
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Related dog breeds: Pug (male), Bull Terrier, Airedale Terrier, Whippet, Samoyed, Schnauzer, Wire Fox Terrier, American Eskimo Dog, Shiba Inu, Beagle.