Animal Stories - Bull Terrier


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jonbon - 2013-02-09
Hi, I have an 11 month bull terrier and I am in the process of changing her diet, I've been boiling organic chicken and rice and mixing it in with her blue buffalo puppy food. Itss been well over 2 weeks and she's been fine till today. She vomited every where, my questions are should I not give her white rice? Or even chicken? And when I switch to adult food next month should I still mix it with chicken and rice? Or should I just mix the rice and chicken with fresh veggies?

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  • Georgie - 2013-08-16
    Hi, when changing a dogs diet it should be done slowly. Mixing new food 1 /3rd into old food then eventually 2/3rds and 3. I recommend premium dog foods if you want your friend to thrive not just survive. A balanced diet of large raw dog bones once a week {never leave dog unattended with bones } help to clean teeth and is natural to them. Dry food and occasional wet food. Remember too much wet food creates plark ending in rotten unhealthy teeth.
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Rosa Boca Raton Fl - 2013-01-19
My son and I rescued a male EBT when he was 10 weeks old, we were told he had dermatitis, it turned out to be yeast, wich has gotten worse in the last 3 months. We tried oral antibiotics, oral antifungal meds, nothing is helping. We bathe him with selsum blue shampoo, nothing. Any sugestions? Please help, he is chewing his paws raw!

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  • Anonymous - 2013-01-20
    Try giving a raw diet, glueten and carb free. Find one with no potatoes! Give a tea tree oil based shampoo bath. My sister in laws pekinese has yeast infections she put him on stellas dog food wich is pre packaged raw food but with an English bull terrier there expensive to feed. Find a holistic vet my ebt has skin issues and I resolved them with diet change, I'm a firm believer in not over medicating my dog because it actually will rob there bodies of the good bacteria as well as the bad. Good luck! There are many websites on feeding raw and a good holistic vet can help as well. Most non holistic vets are given commission for the foods they sell and they aren't always the best choice for your situation, vets also don't go go to school for nutrition thhey spend about three weeks learning about companies like science diet.
  • Guy St. James - 2013-02-11
    Our Bull Terrier had a skin problem when we got him, at 5 months old. We were stumped as to helping him. The 'Vet' made suggestions and treatment, but the advice didn't seem to help that much. Since this is our 4th Bull Terrier in 32 years, I thought no way am I going to let this condition beat our new friend[pet] up. Long story short, did my homework on the computer and connections[clubs] ete. Turned out to be 'MITES'yes 'MITES'. Dirty little %$&*. It was confirmed by the Vet finally. These pests are virtually microscopic and tough to identify and often go overlooked and undiagnosed. Check your 'Bull' for these little devils. They wrecked havoc on our boy. Treated with 'Revolution' drops. Vet will tell you the process. Our 'Bull Terrier' hasn't had a problem since. All his fur grew back and his feet[paws] are beautiful. Hope this will help. It's awful to see them suffer. Good luck.
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Nicholas - 2012-09-02
Hi, Im 14 years old and planning to buy a Bull Terrier. I study from 7:45 and get home 3:15. I have a huge yard and other dogs which don't fight to other dogs. Should I buy a male, female? Should I buy a Bull Terrier or it is a bad idea, considering I study a lot of time and I would walk him about 1 or 2 hours?  Please respond me ASAP, thanks

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  • Charlie - 2012-09-02
    No one can tell you what you should or shouldn't do. My daughter has 3 Bull Terriers and she is 28 and she - regardless of the training - has no control over them at all. They are all 3 - 5 years old now and extremely difficult to do anything with. Me personally, would be concerned about the other pups - when all is going well - maybe leave it alone. How firm a trainor will you be as they require firm training - not hitting or beating just a firm voice that is consistent and is a good solid dog trainer. How much time do you have to socialize this pup to other people, places etc. How many activites for school are you going to want to be a part of and not be home for the pup? You are going in to middle school and then highschool and do you want to be walking and training or do you want to play basketball, go to friends homes, go to the dances, date - so how much time will you have left for a pup that is extrmemly pack orientated, requires firm and consistent discipline and training.
  • Megan - 2012-11-15
    I have an 8 year old bull terrier that I have had since I was 12 years old. Females tend to be less aggressive towards other dogs. Males are very territorial, and may try to fight another male. My bull terrier is the best companion that I could ask for, and she is currently living with me in an apartment as a college dog and she has never been happier. I do go to school, and work but when I get home she is always waiting for me to lay on the couch with her. On my days off, I do take her for car rides and to go walking. I highly recommend the breed to younger people bc bull terriers love human attention. Just remember they are terriers so they are very stubborn, and hard to train but they will learn tricks with a lot of patience.
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KELIS - 2012-05-31
12 months old pitbull available

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  • karl - 2012-05-31
    Hello Kelis I wish to know if your pitbull is still available; ok?
  • karl - 2012-05-31
    and for how much ;
  • KELIS - 2012-05-31
    He will go for 1700;00.
  • karl - 2012-05-31
    Can u mark it up to 1300. I will go for that price. Here is my email for pictures. Gigalon148@gmail. Com. I will love him shipped to my address by this weekend
  • sam - 2012-08-05
    Hi kelis i like to have one pitbull please.
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Chad Brown - 2012-04-09
I have a 20 month old female English Bull Terrier and I have been in a different country for a little over a year. She has been at my home back in the states. My renters are taking care of her while im away. I was wondering what to expect as far as her behavior towards me and how best to approach the correction of misbehavior if any. I was with her for around 6 months before I had to leave. Of the time I spent with her she is one the best breed of dogs I have ever owned. Any advice will be much appriciated. Thanks

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-09
    Do not worry. She should sense or remember you - know somehow that you have been there before. She was pretty young when you left but she will come around. There is no real way to tell fortunes in this world that i know of. She will sense your scent and voice and know something but we can't know what. Just be the same fella you were and give her a few days to come around. Don't correct a misbehavior untill you have rewarded her for postive behaviors. Positive behavior - coming to her name, going potty outside, giving you a kiss, Chilodren and pets both have a way of doing any behavior to get attention whether it be good or bad so if she gets to excited and pees on the floor - not a bad behavior she should be corrected for. Reward before correction. Also remember that people are different in what they believe is a bad behavior in the pets and in their kids. So you don't want to correct her for something the other people thought was an OK behavior. Get to know her again and then gradually trnasfer over to your ideas regarding correction.
  • Chad Brown - 2012-04-09
    Thanks alot. I hope things go back to normal with her but I understand it will take time
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Anonymous - 2012-04-08
I'm thinking of getting a bull terrier, but I dont know if I should because since I'm all day at work and get home by around 7 pm and I wouldn have much time for it..... but I have a huge patio that he can run in all day... should I get one?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-08
    If you are concerned about having enough time to spend with a Bull Terrier - or any pup - you probably should not do it. Yes, he has a patio etc but pups can be extrmely destructive and they require a lot of attention. Maybe waiting until you have more time - might be an answer. A kitten which is more independent and not as destructive? You get home a 7 pm and have to eat, bathe, cook , clean - when would you housebreak train etc. Also, Bull Terriers are extremely pack oriented and don't do particularly well on their own.
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Brianna - 2012-01-23
I want to get a bull terrier and a friend has one that's nine months old... I'm afraid that's too old ... What do you think ?? Will it be hard to train? Can I teach it a new name ? Could it be dangerous around kids??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-23
    The benefit to nine months is you can see/hold/watch etc the pups personality. 9 months is pretty young and at least at that age, there should be bladder control. Is it housebroken? Bull Terriers are usually pretty stubborn, independent dogs that require a strong, consistent trainer. Can you teach it a new name - easily. Could it be dangerous around kids? Yes. Any animal can be dangerous but it seems the bull terrier has the leading reputation in this regard. Some dogs are much easier to have around children and are known to get along great with children. The bull terrier is not one of them. They require strong leadership, strong training, strong discipline and they are not inclined to adapt well to new people so they require a lot of socialization. They do not like commotion. They prefer a consistent, organized lifestyle. They can be snappy and they frequently snap without provocation. Some folks absolutely love and adore their bull terriers but they are devoted, patient, and excellent trainers.
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lel - 2011-12-04
i have a 9 month old ebt she been fantastic ive been very strict on her and have trained her to the best of my ability she has just had her first season and a few days ago i noticed her nipple area had started to look bigger theres no way she could be preggars as ive had her on a lead and kept her close during her season so just wanted to know is this the norm after every season she also has been humping my pillows lots help is this normal for a bitch ???????????

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-06
    Yep, it is pretty normal or common for this type of dog. Seems a little strange to me too but it happens.
  • tykemyler - 2012-01-20
    give her to me, she be sound. my little soldier here, tyke, he will look after her. he's white all over and has a boss head shape, she will love him and save you buying dog food, let me know. tyke.
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Anonymous - 2010-11-19
I have a male english bull terrier, he is 9 months old, and has recently started showing some very worrying behavior problems, we have had him since he was 8 weeks, and he has been fine up until now, he bullies my daughter who is 8, and chases her and bites and nips her, and has started showing me signs of aggression, when I try to discipline him, he jumps up and bites me, and won't stop and has started barking and snapping, I love my dog to bits but this behavior is really starting to worry me, any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. He dosen't behave like this for my husband but has no respect for me, I have wanted a bull terrier ever since I can remember, and don't know what to do for the best.

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  • christine - 2010-11-25
    I'm having the same problem with my 16 month old miniature bull terrier he has started showing aggression towards my eldest son he is a fantastic dog but like you I'm very concerned.
  • Dozeydozer - 2010-12-02
    A friend of mine has a deaf bull terrier who used to do exactly the same thing but to her son....he is trying to dominate you and your daughter...try a water spray and a firm "NO"..for some unknown reason all the bull terriers I have had contact with do not like this shock tactic...I have had a few in my time...my own and fosters ;)
  • Kizzy - 2010-12-26
    I have a bull terrier myself too. It's pretty common for a teenage dog to test how far he can go. He sees your husband as a 'pack leader' and if you want to nip this behavior in the bud, you and your daughter need to show him that you are his leaders too. Don't allow any type of dominant behavior, such as, nipping, jumping on you, walk out the door before you, sleep on top of you, etc. Try to be firm and consistent. You can try squirting bottle at him when you disagree with something. Or if it doesn't work, I use my two fingers as a dog mouth, give him a firm touch when he misbehaves (not to hurt him of course). The touch imitates another dog's bite when it does something inappropriate. After he accepts you as his pack leader, he will be a wonderful boy again.
  • Emmy87 - 2011-01-26
    Best advice you could get is to research Cesar Milan.... He is amazing! My family and I have learned so much from his program and he goes by the old age theory that while dogs have been domesticated, they still have a pack mentality... And it sounds like your BT has taken place above you and your daughter in your pack! Trying things like ensuring you and your daughter enter the house before the dog, making visitors speak directly to you before addressing the dog etc show that you have dominance and leadership. Also as hard as it is, staying calm when disciplining your dog... A raised voice is not necessary and simple commands are best. Body language is a huge part in gaining leadership over your dog. Eg.. If he puts his paws on you, remove his paw and gently yet firmly place your arm over his leg, this is a big sign of dominance. If he listens to your husband it is good to have him nearby while you discipline but also make sure you allow yourself and your daughter to discipline and give commands, not just your husband. That's just a few tips but I definitely recommend checking out Cesar! My family and I had an issue with a dog who showed the same signs you described, and I could get no control over him and became quite scared at times... Since watching Cesar and thinking in a pack mentality, I am not as scared and have quite easily through my actions and body language gained dominance over our dog and it is so wonderful to be able to enjoy him now! Dogs NEED discipline and leadership, it makes them feel safe and makes for a happier family all round. Hope this helps : )
  • Brittany - 2011-07-14
    I just bought this book called the puppy primer off amazon. A BT breeder referred me to it. It talks about problems like that. It has really good advice!
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Barbara - 2009-05-07
Can English Bull Terriers swim? We live on the water and have a pool and our puppy bully seems afraid...

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  • Anonymous - 2010-04-19
    Not advisable...heard a story of a lady here in the UK who took her EBT swimming and the dog died.......a short coat + long swim = hypothermia, together with the tremendous muscle strain when swimming....not a good idea!
  • sarah - 2010-11-15
    I don't think they are natural swimmers, they tend to sink because they are so heavy. Although I'm told if you teach them from very young they can.
  • Sarah Kennedy - 2011-09-06
    LOL oh they can swim if they have to. My EBT, Ozzy is rather clumsy and has HAD to swim as he regularly falls into the canal on walks. He splashes lots and is not the most elegant, but he does keep his head above water until I pull him out. Then he forgets and wanders too close for a quick drink and... splash another swim. He has a paddling pool in the garden and wont go in it. So I think the EBT choice is NOT to swim unless forced. I'd like to see one who enjoyed it though.
  • FRED - 2011-10-28
    So nobody just chucked em in and found out? Mine swims fine, not his favorite activity due to lack of hair and body fat which create bouyancy. Working with his fear by having him sit in the river on a hot day but not having to swim helped him realize he could cool without drowning.
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