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Breed:

Bull Terrier

Group (AKC):
Terrier
Country of Origin19th century England
Type of coatshort, harsh, shedding
Groomingregular brushing, bathing, nail trimming, ear cleaning
Average height15-22 inches
Average weight40-75 pounds
Activity levelhigh
Watchdogyes, very high ability
Protectionno
Intelligencemedium
Trainabilitystubborn, be precise, do not push, may bite or refuse to cooperate
Compatibility with childrenYes, if raised with children since puppyhood. Otherwise, no.
Characteractive, affectionate, playful
Ideal home environmentapartment OK, house with fenced yard preferred
Ideal ownerfirm, competent leader with time to train, socialize, and exercise
Suggestions:early socialization and obedience training
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Additional notes:

Though it is dominant and stubborn, this is an extremely sensitive dog (not a bull, by the way). Mistakes are made when stubborness is mistaken for dominance. When harshly corrected, the Bull Terrier may exhibit the opposite behavior desired. It has a firm understanding of "reverse psychology". In today's urban society, it is very difficult to own a breed such as the Bull Terrier because it is almost impossible to find a beach or a park without other dogs playing. If you are considering owning a Bull Terrier, you must be prepared to exercise absolute control over the dog at all times. If you are not willing to do this, do not consider owning this breed. Once trained, this is a delightful, humorous, clownish dog and will entertain the family with incredible acrobatic behaviors for hours at a time.

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