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cecollins0811
Reg. Aug 2013
Posted 2018-07-04 7:04 PM (#7401487)
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Due to a very unfortunate circumstance, my Dachshund (Gus) died randomly this past month. Him being my dog, I took it the hardest, but I believe the worst is over. He had a good life and he knew he was loved. That being said, we have one other dog; a Golden Retriever named Daisy that we've had since she was a puppy and she's now a year and a half old. She had known Gus since the day she came to our house when she was a puppy and she's been taking it pretty hard as well. She's depressed and not her usual happy self. She's been getting extra love lately but we believe she would like to have a buddy. Now, I've always wanted a Bull Terrier, but I've never had one nor have I ever known someone to have one besides a random stranger on the street walking theirs. Can you tell me your personal experiences with this breed?
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NipntuckLR
Reg. Mar 2005
Posted 2018-07-04 8:19 PM (#7401490 - in reply to #7401487)
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I think they are a pretty nice breed. Love the Staffy bull terriers or American Staffordshire Terriers. You will have better luck with a responsible breeder who is active in the breed, check with the national club to find some in your area. Good luck!

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runnin hard
Reg. Jan 2005
Posted 2018-07-04 9:04 PM (#7401494 - in reply to #7401487)
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I haven't been around the specific breed Bull Terrier, but I like them.  I will throw out a "food for thought" comment....not knowing where you are located....check for any BSL (breed specific laws) as they will include this breed in the general "no bully dog breeds".   Where I live (in the country) I could have bully breeds, but if I go to town I they are not allowed.  Some places are overly stupid with these laws. 
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cow pie
Reg. Nov 2009
Posted 2018-07-05 6:25 AM (#7401505 - in reply to #7401487)
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General Patton's favorite breed. i do believe the series Little Rascals had a bull terrier as a companion.Just a cool little dog.
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cecollins0811
Reg. Aug 2013
Posted 2018-07-05 12:21 PM (#7401555 - in reply to #7401494)
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runnin hard - 2018-07-04 8:04 PM

I haven't been around the specific breed Bull Terrier, but I like them.  I will throw out a "food for thought" comment....not knowing where you are located....check for any BSL (breed specific laws) as they will include this breed in the general "no bully dog breeds".   Where I live (in the country) I could have bully breeds, but if I go to town I they are not allowed.  Some places are overly stupid with these laws. 

That's what I was researching last night. My husband THINKS that were technically not allowed to have one where we live but I'm going to definitely check it out first.
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I'mlost
Reg. Feb 2016
Posted 2018-07-05 12:33 PM (#7401557 - in reply to #7401487)
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My friend had one that I would dog sit. She had a fun sweet personality, but talk about a hard headed dog! I would get after her for chasing goats and she wouldn’t bat an eye! I think you have to be very firm and establish boundaries from day one. I really loved that lil turd! I wouldn’t hesitate to get one myself but we are a Boston terrier family.
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turnthree
Reg. Oct 2016
Posted 2018-07-05 12:58 PM (#7401560 - in reply to #7401487)
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So sorry about your Dachshund. We have a mini and we love him dearly.

We watched our friends Bull Terrier for a week and she seemed to be sweet with people however other dogs not so much. She just snapped with no warning and grabbed a hold of our dog and wouldn't let go. She was not provoked by our dog in anyway so I'm not sure why she did it. It was super scary and it took like 3 of us to pry her mouth off our dog. We kept her separate from the other dogs after that and was glad to see her go. I don't know anything about the breed so it may have just been this dogs temperament in particular, but I wouldn't own one after having her around.
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hotpaints
Reg. Feb 2007
Posted 2018-07-05 1:16 PM (#7401568 - in reply to #7401487)
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When I worked as a vet tech, there were several that came in.........I have nothing positive to say about the breed. Hard headed, hard to train, not good with other animals and they were always hyper, kind of like the tazmanian devil in the cartoons.
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TheDutchMan01
Reg. Jan 2010
Posted 2018-07-05 1:29 PM (#7401572 - in reply to #7401487)
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I was going to say....I could be totally wrong but I have always heard those are the meanest breed out there. I know there are a lot of stereo types for dogs, but I was always under the impression that this one was pretty true. I don't think its a breed I would ever pick. Especially since you already have another dog, I would go with a friendlier breed. Retrievers are pretty loyal and I don't think that would be a good combination at all.
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smmthbr
Reg. Jun 2005
Posted 2018-07-05 3:21 PM (#7401591 - in reply to #7401487)
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Sorry about your loss!   I have been interested in acquiring a Bull Terrier for a long time.  (Just haven't gotten serious about it).  The many I have met were such characters and people lovers and always having fun.  They are called canine clowns and I think they are pretty easy going.  I've not known a mean one but I have been told by breeders and owners they are hard headed and need an alpha-type owner and the first year may be trying.  They are named terriers for a reason...and have strong personalities.  Good luck in your quest!
 
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kmfunk22
Reg. Aug 2014
Posted 2018-07-06 10:04 PM (#7401737 - in reply to #7401487)
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Terriers in general are hard headed and stubborn. They aren't dumb, but they can be hard to train. They also have a very high chase/prey drive, so their recall isn't always the best.

No matter what breed you go with, please consider adopting. There are 10,000 dogs put to sleep in the U.S. every day!
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jake16
Reg. Apr 2006
Posted 2018-07-06 10:22 PM (#7401739 - in reply to #7401737)
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kmfunk22 - 2018-07-06 11:04 PM

Terriers in general are hard headed and stubborn. They aren't dumb, but they can be hard to train. They also have a very high chase/prey drive, so their recall isn't always the best.

No matter what breed you go with, please consider adopting. There are 10,000 dogs put to sleep in the U.S. every day!

I agree with this,ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE SMALL KIDS.
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Tundra
Reg. Aug 2016
Posted 2018-07-09 9:35 PM (#7401922 - in reply to #7401487)
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It sounds like many of you are mixing up american pit bull terriers with the breed bull terrier. English Bull Terriers have the egg-shaped head, and are most commonly white. APBTs have the square head, and are often a mix of several bully breeds. I digress. https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/bull-terrier/

Bull Terriers are definitely class clowns. Goofy, and 100% full of terrier mischievousness. I wouldn't suggest them for a novice or "soft" owner. They are hard to train and don't have a care in the world... sometimes a difficult combination I suggest combing the American Kennel Club website for REPUTABLE breeders in your area, and sending out a few emails to some breeders to give you their opinions. Personality from separate lines can differ just as much as barrel horse bloodlines. It's best to contact a breeder and see if they think one of their pups would be a good fit. THey should know best! And give you an honest opinion!
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KPep
Reg. Oct 2016
Posted 2018-07-10 9:28 AM (#7401948 - in reply to #7401487)
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I have two. One is a miniature bull terrier, the other regular bull terrier. They are great with kids, they can be hard headed but also listen to commands fairly well. Both behave great around cattle and horses. They are like little bulldozer and pushy with their nose, very sturdy dogs. We love ours, but you do have to be firm with them. The mini is very lazy. They also like to chew...a lot! So keep plenty of chew toys. I would buy another.
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KJoyner1215
Reg. Oct 2010
Posted 2018-07-11 8:12 AM (#7402037 - in reply to #7401487)
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I own two English Bull Terriers, and personally would never buy another breed. Both are very very good dogs. However, with that being said they can be very hyper at times. Especially when they are young. I have a two year old little girl and they both are amazing with her. She has literally done everything to them and they never bat an eye.

They are very loving dogs and extremely loyal. They can be hard headed. Both of mine have no bad habits. They really are great but can be couch potatoes at times, but that isn't exactly a bad thing.

If you have any direct questions, feel free to ask.

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