What else should you know about adopting Bull Terrier puppies?
Health & Nutrition
Especially regarding the widespread allergy issues in Bull Terriers experience shows that prevention or improvement can rise and fall with the right or wrong nutrition. Wrong in this case means foods that contain high contents of grains (such as most low-cost kibble foods do). But there are also other factors to be considered.
They can exponentiate the problems, which is not only true for Bull Terriers.
To be on the safer side right from the start, it is a wise decision to feed a grain-free and high quality food to your dog. Wet in general goes before kibble, because it is closer to the natural historical nutrition of dogs – provided you choose a good quality brand. But kibble also remains an option, if choosing a good quality brand.
There are great resources for that. The website dogfoodadvisor.com holds a lot of very useful information available about dog foods and can help to identify the good brands.
Also adding vitamins, fish oil and maybe probiotics are a good idea in a healthy Bull Terrier diet.
Bull Terriers are very agile and energetic. They need an outlet for their huge amount of energy. Walking them alone can not be considered exercise. You can of course walk your Bully, just don’t consider him exercised when you’re back home. UNLESS you try to make it real fun for him, he will probably not really see the fun in walking. The Bull Terrier needs interaction with his people and a lot of diversion and entertainment. This distinguishes them from some other, more leaned back breeds. The are often characterized as independent thinkers, even hard to train.
In my experience it all depends on how you handle them.
Your Bully will need consistency, knowing who’s the boss and who makes the rules. He needs to KNOW clearly what he is doing right and what he’s doing wrong and needs the time and chance to figure things out and adapt.
Bull Terriers are like raw diamonds. If you use the wrong polishing tactics you will only get a pile of carbon. If you use the right tactics and commit to LIVING WITH your Bully, instead of just owning A DOG, you will get the most precious and loving pet you can imagine as the reward for your efforts.