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    Default Anyone experienced with Bull Terriers?

    Hello everyone!
    Winslow is just about to hit 18 months now. Still tooonnnns of puppy left in him, but we definitely see he's lost some of that as well.

    Anyway, it is no pressing matter but I am having a hard time finding good info (or an active forum ) on this breed. My husband's dream dog has always been a bull terrier (please don't tell this to Winslow!). If this goes this way, and that goes that way, maaaayyybbee we will start thinking of a new addition to our family. And, as much as I thought we'd only have bulldogs in our house, it will be a bull terrier.

    So:
    Health problems? I read that white ones are quite prone to deafness. Any other common issues? Allergies?
    What causes the OCD they are sometimes known to have? Lack of structure, exercise, something else?
    Could a bulldog keep up with one (we would rather an adult rescue but this is still only a thought)?

    If you've got anything else, and I know there's tons I've missed, please let me know!



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    Hi, I'm sorry I don't have any experience with Bull Terriers, but I just have to comment on Winston, he is so cute and Handsome. Love the pics, thanks for sharing.
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    aww thank you @Vikinggirl !!
    He is such a good, and a total snuggler.

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    OH MY GOSH Winslow is a stud muffin.... handsome boy.

    I do not have any direct experience with Bull Terriers, but I know they are more OCD than Bulldogs and have a much higher energy level. when I worked at a dog day care there was one that came in a few times, but he could not handle being there -- high anxiety, which can happen to any dog.

    There are also two I see once in awhile at my vet office, pretty cool, but lots of energy - not sure how old they are. Next time I see them I try to get some info and post back to you
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    OH MY GOSH Winslow is a stud muffin.... handsome boy.

    I do not have any direct experience with Bull Terriers, but I know they are more OCD than Bulldogs and have a much higher energy level. when I worked at a dog day care there was one that came in a few times, but he could not handle being there -- high anxiety, which can happen to any dog.

    There are also two I see once in awhile at my vet office, pretty cool, but lots of energy - not sure how old they are. Next time I see them I try to get some info and post back to you
    Wow thanks so much!!
    There is definitely time for me to get out there and find more resources and people to get some info. Seems to be a lot more EB people on the internet haha but i know BT parents have got to be just as crazy about their dogs!

    High energy seems to be the consensus haha. Which is not a bad thing, but i dont know how that factors into compatibility. But you know, it's a totally individual thing as to whether they get along or not.

    Anyway, i appreciate it! let me know if you do get in touch with those people. Don't go to any trouble!!!

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    Default Anyone experienced with Bull Terriers?

    You are asking about english bullterriers aka alfs ;-)
    I had a pleasure fostering 3 "jaws of steel " fur babies ( 2 in PL and 1 ebt mix in UK)

    1)Allergies and deafness are quite common with some of the white dogs - not just ebt
    2) ocd? You are talking abot bully mad runs? Chewing ? -bull breeds in general are known for their "mad hours" -and they need structure and putting ground rules from day one -they can be destructive when bored or not having sufficient excursive -so crate training would be recommended
    They have also bags of energy and are fantastic companions xx

    3) it all depends on a individual dog -if your baby loves walking long distances and running yes of course ,i know (english) bulldogs that quite happily and fast keeping up with american bulldogs


    I would speak to the rescue first , and let two of the dogs meet few times ,take them both on the walk and see how they get on -with 2 people holding a dog each just in case x
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pati Robins View Post
    You are asking about english bullterriers aka alfs ;-)
    I had a pleasure fostering 3 "jaws of steel " fur babies ( 2 in PL and 1 ebt mix in UK)

    1)Allergies and deafness are quite common with some of the white dogs - not just ebt
    2) ocd? You are talking abot bully mad runs? Chewing ? -bull breeds in general are known for their "mad hours" -and they need structure and putting ground rules from day one -they can be destructive when bored or not having sufficient excursive -so crate training would be recommended
    They have also bags of energy and are fantastic companions xx

    3) it all depends on a individual dog -if your baby loves walking long distances and running yes of course ,i know (english) bulldogs that quite happily and fast keeping up with american bulldogs


    I would speak to the rescue first , and let two of the dogs meet few times ,take them both on the walk and see how they get on -with 2 people holding a dog each just in case x
    Alfs like.... alf? Oh my god hahahaha
    (Or did i just miss completely what you meant ....)

    Yes i was referring to chewing and I've heard of a bit of tail chasing too.

    Winslow has got some long muscular legs on him, and he sure loves to use em! He is a playful boy for sure but an only child so i've gotta worry right?


    Thanks pati!

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    alf (there used to be tv show and i remember seeing ebt for first time they always reminded me of Alf lol)
    They love chewing lol but again all depends on the individual dog -keep us updated xx
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    Rest In Peace Winston xxx

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    Hahahaha okay so i was on the right track! Dont think i would ever have thought of that, but it's perfect!!!


    I will definitely keep you all up to date! Probably will be a while before we can really think seriously about it but we want to be prepared.

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