How much water do dogs need daily?

Bull Terrier - dog factsHi fellas! It’s time for another one of my interesting dog facts.
As we’re at the peak of summer time, I thought it’s a good time to talk about water intake and hydration in dogs.
Do you know, how much water exactly your dog needs every day?
The water intake, of course, depends on several factors, such as age, weight, health, nutrition, exercise, weather and others.
Dogs that eat dry food need more water than dogs eating canned wet food. Puppies have a more frequent need of water intake and often require a little more than adult dogs. Very active dogs usually drink a little bit more than their lazy collegues. On hot days we dogs usually pant more.  Loosing heat by rapid breathing also means loss of water that needs to be supplemented.
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Bull Terrier Puppies

How to find the right Bull Terrier Puppy for you

Bull Terrier Puppy Mila

Bull Terrier Puppies – This is Mila at 10 weeks

Puppies in general are a handful of work. When it comes to Standard Bull Terrier or Miniature Bull Terrier puppies in particular, you may often wish you had two additional hands.
Some say Bull Terriers and Miniature Bull Terriers are not a dog for first timers. Although I do not completely agree, I would definitely say that the Bull Terrier is a breed you need to “be prepared for”.

Therefore, before you consider getting one of those cute little Bull Terrier puppies, you should gather some information about the breed and learn more about what your are getting into.
Meeting them in a dog park or at a breeder’s can help to get to know the breed better before you are getting your own puppy.
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Trick and obedience training for dogs

Bull Terrier MilaHello everyone, Mila here!

Today I’d like to have a quick talk about dog training:
Did you know that during trick and obedience training for us dogs it is a lot easier for us to learn spoken commands in combination with hand signals?

We don’t actually “speak” any human language. Actually there’s no such thing between dogs as a “language” either. We have our own way of communication. The barking you might consider our language is only a tiny part of it.
Because of our different ways of communication, we’re sometimes having a hard time handling the human way.
For example, it can be very hard for us to differentiate between a “Sit!” and a “Seek!” spoken by our humans. The two commands sound just so similar.
If they are used in connection to a very clear and distinct hand signal each – a different one for each command, of course – that makes things a lot easier for us.
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Did you hear this? – Interesting dog facts about how dogs hear

Bull Terrier MilaHey guys, I’m back again with some interesting dog facts about me and my peers. Let’s talk about how dogs hear sound today.
It’s said that we are among those mammals with the most excellent hearing capabilities: In only 1/600 of a second we are able to locate the source of a sound.
Supposedly we are also capable of perceiving sounds from significantly farther away than humans can. But according to scientists that actually depends on the frequency of the sound.
Well, it would explain a lot of going furious “all of a sudden”. I mean, is it MY fault that you can’t hear what’s startling me?

Bull Terriers and all other dogs can hear higher frequency sounds than a human can. So we actually perceive the world differently when it comes to sounds.
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Interesting dog facts about dog’s ears

Bull Terrier MilaDid you know that Bull Terriers and all other dogs have more than eighteen muscles in each ear to move it. That is twice as many muscles than a human ear has!
It gives us our distinct repertoire of “ear gestures”.

They say that ears sticking straight up and being pointed allow for a better hearing in dogs.
I don’t know, if that’s really true, because I myself sometimes have such a hard time to hear my masters voice when I am called to come.

But it seems to be true that my colleagues with the flappy ears have a more impaired hearing, because the flaps can block vibrations of sound.
Another interesting fact is that dogs with a big, square head and large ears (like the Saint Bernard dog) are said to be best in hearing subsonic sounds.
You know what’s crazy about that? This guy has flappy ears!!!
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Did you know that dogs cannot sweat like humans?

Bull Terrier MilaIt’s true, Bull Terriers and all other dogs cannot perspire like humans do. We can only sweat through glands in our footpads. Our cooling system is not very efficient and we cannot lose heat as quickly by breaking out in sweat from head to toe as humans do. In addition to our piddly “foot-AC” we can try to get rid of excess body heat by evaporation from the surface of our tongue – also known as panting. But that is also limited in effect. This is why we easily overheat on hot days in closed spaces, such as cars. So, please do NOT leave us in your car during the hot summer months! It can kill us! Also don’t blame us for diving into that muddy puddle – it’s only to cool our overheated belly a little bit.

Cya next time with more interesting dog facts!