How we spontaneously bought a bull terrier
The story began with the first dog - my husband and I bought a Jack Russell puppy. Only, contrary to expectations, he turned out not to be a fun electric broom, but a real phlegmatic person - he didn’t want to play toys, he no longer became interested in other dogs after 4 months, he could just sit on the ground in the middle of a walk and sit. No attempts to stir him up helped, such a temperament.
Then at the family council it was decided to have a second dog. Each creature in a pair, as they say. The decision was based on the premise that the two dogs would entertain each other, and the first would not be so bored. And then I started choosing a breed, in a month I read about all the dogs of small and medium size, but nothing came up. Some have health problems, others have difficulties with training, while others will be fluffy and will molt all year round. Time passed, and my jack Russell Rufus was bored more and more.
And then we went for a walk in the park and met two mini-bull terriers. Honestly, until I met the representatives of this breed, I had prejudices imposed by stereotypes from the 90s about a bloodthirsty monster dog. But the reality turned out to be completely different - calm, unperturbed and very patient, they don’t go to strangers, they don’t give in to provocations, this is a real companion dog. That evening I found an ad for the sale of puppies and contacted the breeder, and the next day we went and picked up my Dex mini-bull.
From that moment, my life has changed - since childhood I had dogs in the house, but there were none. Bull Terrier is the most faithful and loving creature I have ever met. All he needs is to sit in the hands of the owner. Or on your knees. A better on the head. Have you ever had a bull terrier sitting on your head? Try it, highly recommend.
Tactile contact is very important for buns, so they can be intrusive and even arrogant. They are stubborn and can pretend that they do not understand what the owner wants from them. At six months, my friends checked the puppy for deafness, because they thought that he was deaf, it turned out that he was simply pretending that he did not hear the owners. And this is the main problem of training - the bull terrier must be shown that the owner is more stubborn and will not back down.
How did my two dogs get along? I will not hide, there were conflicting moments. Jack Russell is quite irritable and independent, so Rufus could react sharply when Dex, running past, accidentally knocked him down or could just lie down from above. Such familiarity in the canine world is considered indecent, only the bulls do not know about it. And now, Dex is the only dog my jack russell plays with. They did not begin to sleep in an embrace, but on the street they can run for about 20 minutes one after another.
But there is one thing that no one is warning about - taking a bull terrier into a house is dangerous. Because it is difficult to dwell on one thing, I want a few more pieces. Therefore, as soon as the opportunity arises (extra square meters), I will get an even bigger white bulky. After all, happiness does not happen too much.