The Bull Terrier is known for its long, egg-shaped head. They are a wonderful combination of sweet-tempered personality and clownish high energy. Because of their larger-than-life personality and their tendency to become quite rowdy, they are not ideal for first time dog owners. It’s not all high energy and mischief with these guys – they are very loyal, intelligent, and placid too! He wants to be with his people as often as possible and when left alone for too long can become destructive. Training your Bull Terrier requires patience, confidence, leadership, and consistency. A life with this breed means there is never a dull moment.
Lifestyle and Living Environment
It's very important that you dog-proof your home to accommodate for this breed. They'll eat just about anything and often die from gastrointestinal blockages that aren't discovered until it's too late. Always keep them on a leash when going for your daily walks to prevent them from running off to chase other animals. They will often greet strangers with enthusiastic bounding and face licking which can sometimes knock small children over. Bull Terriers are not the easiest breed to train so it's best to use positive reinforcement while remaining firm and consistent.
Common Health Issues
Bull Terriers are prone to: Hereditary Nephritis, Deafness, Heart Disease, Skin Problems, Spinning, Lens Luxation.