12 Feb 2012

English Bull Terrier Facts

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There are some very interesting facts out there about the English Bull Terrier. Many of them you may not be aware of such as:

This is the only breed of Terrier that features triangular shaped eyes.

Approximately 20% of white bull terriers are born deaf due to genetics.

There is no set size for the English Bull Terrier. They range in height from 20 inches to 24 inches. They vary in weight from 50 pounds to 85 pounds.

According to various credible studies, this breed of dog is no more aggressive than any other breed.

They are very loyal and protective.

They enjoy interacting with people.

The average lifespan ranges from 9 to 12 years. The oldest known English Bull Terrier lived to be 17 years old. Her name was Puppa Trout and she lived in Australia.

The English Bull Terrier is often believed to be related to the Pit Bull Terrier but they aren’t.

It is possible for this breed of dog to suffer from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). As a result, they may engage in various activities chronically. This can include chasing their tail and licking.

The English Bull Terrier is a descendant of various breeds of fighting dogs. That is likely where their undeserved bad reputation stems from. The English Bull Terrier was bred to be a show dog and for companionship though rather than fighting.

This breed of dog has very fine hair so they can be extremely sensitive to the skin. They tend to be diagnosed with high rates of skin cancer if they spend lots of time outdoors in the sunlight without SPF sun block.

The Bull Terrier is the official miniature breed of the English Bull Terrier. They range in size from 10 inches to 14 inches and weigh from 24 to 33 pounds.

This breed of dog requires lots of exercise on a regular basis. It is important not to over feed them as they will eat food out of boredom if it is left for them. Extra weight can cause serious health problems for them such as problems with the knee caps, heart disease, and kidney failure.

The females can have up to 9 young per litter but the average is 5.

They only shed a couple of times a year, and their coat is very simple to take care of.

The white colored English Bull Terriers with some markings are valued more than those of other colors. There is a high demand for white colored puppies.

It is important to establish parameters with this dog very early on. They do better living outdoors but they can do okay living inside if they are taken out daily for a walk.

English Bull Terriers tend to be very possessive of territory. Introducing a new pet to them when they are an adult can be very difficult. They may not accept that additional pet and can end up killing them if they aren’t closely supervised.

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