About The Bull Terrier Breed
Often recognised for their egg shaped head and robust body this playful and very entertaining breed is a family favourite.
The Bull Terriers appearance has changed over the years and is considered a very good looking and tough dog.
Despite the size of some Bull Terriers, they are very strong and have a very powerful jaw.
The Bull Terrier has a short coat, small eyes and often a curved "Banana" like nose.
PERSONALITY AND TEMPERAMENT
The Bull Terrier is a playful dog, very comical but also very stubborn. This affectionate, funny, and devoted breed can be mischievous and with out a firm owner - destructive.
To avoid behavioral problems with a Bull Terrier it is recommended to provide it mental and physical exercise daily.
The Bull Terrier is an active dog but it is recommended that you only let this breed off lead in a secured area as they have a somewhat cheeky and stubborn personality. Minimal coat care is needed due to their short wirey fur. It is recommended for the Bull Terrier to be an inside dog as they are an affectionate breed and love being around their people.
The Bull Terrier has an average lifespan of 11 - 14 years and may suffer from patellar luxation. It is prone to minor health problems like heart complication, allergies and compulsive behavior, and more serious conditions such as kidney failure and deafness.
HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
The Bull and Terrier was originally produced in the early 1800s by crossing the old English Terrier and the Bulldog. The early Bull Terriers ranged in size and colour. Eventually, interbreeding other breeds such as the Spanish Pointer produced a tough, tenacious, and agile dog.
Over the years, it has been the white Bull Terrier that has been the most famous variety, both as a pet and show dog. So popular that many Bull Terriers are featured in advertising campaigns and movies.
Fostering/Adopting A Rescue Dog
Considering Adopting a dog is not a decision you should take lightly.
Fostering is a great way to decide if adopting is a the right decision for you and your family.
The process to Foster or Adopt a dog is similar.
Head to our Adoption/Foster Forms section of our website and fill in the forms.
We will then assess your application an consider which dog would be more suitable to you and your family and your lifestyle.
We would then call you and suggest a dog suitable and have a chat to get a feel for if you are the right fit to rescue one of our Bull Terriers.
We would arrange a fence check to which will determine if your yard is suitable.
Should your yard not be suitable we will advise you of the problems we have found and give you some time to change this, if you are willing to do so.
If you are not willing, your application for Adoption or Foster will be declined.
If your fence check is successful we will organise a meet and greet for you and the dog.
From there you will be allowed a two week trial (provided the adoption fee has been paid prior to the dog entering your care) to see if the dog is suitable for you.
Should you decided the dog is not the right fit for you we will be happy to assess other dogs for suitability or refund your adoption fee* (Subject to circumstances).
After the two week trial, if you wish to adopt, we will require you to fill out necessary paperwork to transfer the dog into your ownership.
What's Required As A Foster Carer?
As a foster carer, you will be required to take the rescue Bull Terrier into your home and care for the dog until a suitable home can be found.
We ask that foster carers allow their rescue dog to sleep inside, take the dog to vet appointments and teach the dog simple manners such as sit, stay, drop and toileting outside (should that be required).
If needed, Rescue is happy to provide things such as Food, Bedding, Toys etc. should the foster carer need it.
All vet work such as Vaccinations, Desexing, Microchipping and Worming will be covered by the rescue.