Bull Terrier Food and Health
This dog requires regular attention from its owners to maintain its mental health. If you have the time to spend with the dog, then it will develop a powerful bond with you. However, bull terriers left to their own devices are prone to developing OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder.)
For example; neglected bull terriers may spend hours barking at a rock and chewing it until they wear down their teeth completely. Alternatively, they may obsessively chase their tail for minutes at a time.
As puppies they’re adorable. However, as they grow, they begin to assert their dominance. The breed requires strict discipline to show them who’s the boss, or they will become the boss of you. Bull terriers need frequent exercise, and as they progress into adolescence, they fill out their muscular frame.
James Hinks originally bred all of the first bull terriers to be white, with the first specimens arriving in Birmingham, England in the late 1800’s. The breed crossed with the Staffordshire terrier and this introduced color to the bull terrier. Nowadays bull terriers feature a combination of brown, red, black and brindle.
Almost one-fifth of all bull terriers are born with poor hearing or complete deafness. They also develop skin rashes or hives from insect bites, such as those inflicted by fleas, and mosquitoes. Therefore, if you live in a climate where these insects thrive, a bully may not be the best choice of dog for you.
If kept in good health, a bull terrier can live for between 10 to 15-years.