The short, tight coat sheds twice a year; otherwise, an easy groomer.
Bull Terriers become very attached to their owners and families and do not thrive when left alone. The breed loves children, but obedience training is necessary and care must be taken that they don’t get over stimulated around younger children. Their short coats are easy to care for, but the breed requires daily exercise.
Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds. The Bull Terrier is a medium breed and has a lifespan of 11 to 13 years.
What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
A nice rub down with a hound glove or soft bristle brush will keep their coats free from dirt, loosen dead hair during shedding season and keep them healthy. An occasional bath will also keep the coat clean and in good condition. Their strong nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their erect, prick ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
This is really quite simple. There are four keys to Bully happiness: socialization with dogs and people, early and often; firm but loving training; ample exercise; and plenty of quality time with his adored humans. If these conditions are met, you’ll never have a more loyal, endearing, and entertaining pal—this is the ultimate personality breed. If you don’t have the time or patience, you should keep looking for a dog who’s content to be something less than a Bull Terrier.
Bull Terrier &HEALTH
Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like patella luxation or cardiac disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Bull Terriers are healthy dogs.
Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Bull Terrier can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.