Care of the English Bull Terrier


Are you going to have puppies and you don't know what you have to do? Well you need to know the care for newborn dogs. Pay attention! Newborn puppies need special care especially in their first days of life to enjoy good health and grow properly. In this post we will detail everything you need and thus be able to give the best welcome to your puppies.

Care for newborn dogs

Puppies! What an illusion! If your standard or miniature bullterrier has just given birth or is about to do so, you will surely be very excited and even worried about meeting the requirements that require. Do not panic! Here we will give you an easy and safe guide on care for newborn bulls.

The first thing you should keep in mind is the time when the litter is born. It is always easier to raise babies in months of good weather and heat than in winter.

Before delivery:

  • Find a cozy place, free of wind currents and clean. But at the same time it is not a tight and closed site. You can put a heat bulb at a certain height so that the puppies stay at optimum temperature. Another option is to use hot water bottles and be careful that they do not burn.
  • Prepare the special paridera for dogs of this class that saves puppies from being suffocated by having protrusions around the perimeter that prevent the mother from resting on the walls of the same.
  • Prepare clean blankets for replacement. It is very important to maintain a continuous cleaning of the area where the bulls rest.

After delivery we meet all the hungry puppies! Go for it!

After delivery:

  • Control the temperature of the puppies, touching them and seeing that they are warm compared to our own front to be able to orient us. If they are cold we will have to rub them so that they get warm because if not, they will not have the strength to eat and you will see that they stop moving.
  • You have to help them suck by hooking them to the mother's nipples and checking that they take out milk. If there is no possibility of breast milk then special milk for puppies will have to be given.
  • Puppies have to eat every 3 hours throughout the day in the first week of life. Then it will gradually space the shots. If they have their mother, they probably eat for themselves more times but less.
  • They can't poop or pee alone so they need stimulation. If the mother does not do it, we will have to do it with the help of a damp cotton or wet wipes. We will do this before or after each shot.
  • If the puppies do not rest with the mother, It is good to put some stuffed animal and under the blanket a clock to hear the second hand that causes the ticking. So they will believe they hear the mother's heart and feel protected.
  • Puppies are born with their eyes closed. After 15 days of life they open their eyes, which will have a bluish tone at the beginning but will darken with the passing of days.

Dogs are born deaf but at two weeks of age, the ear canals open and begin to hear. After 21 days, puppies will hear completely and keep their balance. Therefore, it is when they begin to take their first steps and it is a beautiful time to enjoy them and see how they are forming their character.

At the month of life they are already true scoundrels and they give snacks when they play! They already show their teeth and love to play. They maintain balance perfectly and spend the day running around behind their mother. At this time they can already eat food made from porridge (mixed with water to soften it) and when they have all the teeth they can already eat dry feed.

The separation of the puppies from the mother has to be progressive and little by little to achieve the total independence of the small surroundings at 45 days of life.

This is how we raise our bull mini in Costa Cabana Bull, if you want more information on how to raise a miniature bull terrier click here.

Bull terrier dogs: they are nervous, but familiar

You know how to identify it perfectly as soon as you see it ... The English Bull Terrier or Bull Terrier is easily recognizable by its oval head and triangular eyes. Although this race is conceived in society as dangerous, They are very funny and affectionate dogs characterized by their considerable intelligence and physical strength. So don't be fooled by his serious expression, it's probably because he's smarter than you.

Yes, if you want to have this breed, you have to be willing to train it and spend time with it ... Being dogs so developed both physically and mentally, they need to stay active. Therefore, we are not worth that of “I'm going to have a puppy to keep me company watching TV". You have to spend this race time to train him and teach him to obey orders.

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And if you don't want to find the house made a mess ... You better not leave them alone for a long time. They are very familiar dogs, so Too much loneliness can lead to depression and stress ... That combined with their physical strength, they can leave you as in the stampede of Jumanji

So if you are sure that you can take care of these dogs properly, these are the cares they need:

Watch out, Bull terrier dogs are very greedy dogs!

Feed them in relation to the exercise they do, since they have a tendency to gain weight. So, Try to avoid semi-moist foods, which have too much sugar, and choose dry feed better. Being such active dogs, it is also convenient that you choose specific foods for energetic dogs.

The diet varies depending on your age. The pups will suck the mother for the first six weeks of life or so, and after that it is convenient for you to feed her three times a day. This stage is the most important for its development, so ensure that the food is of quality. Reduce these meals to twice a day in adulthood (from one year and a half) and one a day in its old stage.

Do you want the dog to be well fed? Well watch out, that the Bull Terrier is like Homer Simpson: he eats everything you throw at him. With a dry and good quality food in adequate proportions, it will grow healthy and with good fur. Try giving her a carrot for dessert to keep her coat ... They also love it! And if you add a little oil to meals it will also help you have good hair.

Keep your fur clean and pretty

Thus, To maintain proper hygiene of the fur, follow these tips in feeding. His hair is easy to care for, they change it twice a year. With brushing frequently to remove dead hair will look perfect. Bathe it like another race, but not too much to avoid damaging your skin.

Also, if the dog is white, you can use color enhancer shampoo to highlight its natural beauty ... It will be the envy of all English, Spanish and extraterrestrial Bull Terrier.

And do not forget…

Finally, if it has not been clear, we care about your life and we will repeat it again ... The English Bull Terrier exercise is very important!They are very nervous dogs, so spend them a lot, play with them, do races, athletics, competitions, runningmarathons.. Whatever, but tire him to be calm and your house remains a house.


  • Height at the cross: no size limit, about 56cm
  • Weight: no weight limit, about 28 kg
  • Cap: white, stained or tricolor
  • Aptitudes: companion and guard dog
  • General ranking:Medium dog breeds
  • Classification according to the AKC:Group 4: Terriers
  • Classification according to the FCI:Group 3: Terriers> Bull type terriers

Currently the Bull terrier It is an animal of the most familiar that is characterized by being a fun companion of games for the little ones, although it was not always like that. This egg-shaped head dog was, in the not-so-distant past, used in Africa as a police dog and as a big game dog because it is resistant to tropical climates.

Since the Middle Ages the ancestors of Bull terrier They were used in dog fights against bulls. In the nineteenth century it became fashionable for dogs to fight each other and against all kinds of wild or domestic animals (badgers, bears, donkeys, horses, monkeys and even lions). The dogs that were used in these fights descended from crosses between Bulldogs and different Terriers. In 1835 the combats were prohibited even though they remained illegal. By those years it was already beginning to differentiate what in 1860 would be known as Bull terrier.


He Bull terrier He is disciplined although sometimes he can be stubborn and disobedient. It is silent, sweet and pleasant. He has a strong territorial instinct and does the role of guard dog well. He is considered a balanced dog and lover of children.

He Bull terrier He is a strong, muscular and well proportioned dog. It is characterized by having a long, thin, oval head. It has small, thin and erect ears. The tail is short and carries it horizontally. His hair is short, straight, flat, rough and shiny and can be white, spotted or striped (black, red, fawn or tricolor).


It is convenient to educate him as a puppy and be firm against any sign of aggression to achieve good future behavior.
He Bull terrier It does not demand excessive exercise but taking it for a walk every day helps keep it happy.

He Bull terrier enjoys good health, deafness is the problem that most affects the breed, especially in white specimens. This dog can also be affected by hernias, an abnormal tail, acne or acrodermatitis.

Tips for buying a Bull Terrier

Searching for a puppy online carries risks. To be clear about the professionalism of the hatchery with whom you contact, we recommend that.

  • You make sure that your questions are answered, that you are knowledgeable about the breed (that attends dog shows), and that it offers to track the puppy after the sale. Is it implied, or is it limited to setting a price?
  • See if it is recommended by other breeders, or if it has references from satisfied customers.
  • Make sure that it has affix, that its dogs are registered in the LOE and have pedigree in order. Keep in mind that processing the pedigree of a puppy is not expensive, distrust phrases like "if I give it to you with pedigree it will be much more expensive." More information about the prices of a puppy
  • I give you guarantees in relation to health problems, physical, hereditary. Does the puppy deliver with veterinary primer, chip, vaccinations, deworming and veterinary checks a day?
  • You ask him to show you his facilities and let you see the specimens. Are they disease free?
  • And finally, remember that puppies need a minimum of two months with their mother before being delivered. Be wary of who wants to speed up the process.

The feeding of the English bull terrier

As with the other dogs, the English bull terrier will have to be fed with quality food so that it grows healthy and its fur shines properly. It is preferable choose dry feed to semi-humid or humid foods, since these have too much sugar and dogs of this breed have a tendency to gain weight.

The amount of daily food will depend on your age. Puppies will eat special feed for them three times a day and once they have reached one year they will be changed to adult feed and will feed only twice a day. Keep in mind that English bull terrier are very active and need to vent, so you will have to choose a specific food for energetic dogs.

When they are elderly and do not have so much energy it is recommended to switch to a feed for senior or light dogs, so they do not get too fat.

The hygiene of the English bull terrier

The care of an English bull terrier in terms of fur is simple. His hair is short and they change it twice a year. It is very easy to care for, you just have to brush it occasionally to remove dead hair and dirt with a brush or with a special rubber glove.

At the time of bathing this breed we will do it as with the other dogs. We will not do it in excess so as not to damage your skin and we will use quality products specific to the dog's bathroom. If our bull terrier is white we can use color-enhancing shampoos to highlight its natural beauty.

Exercise and activity>

As we have commented, this breed is very active and nervous so the care of an English bull terrier includes long walks and lots of play and racing. This is necessary to keep your energy at bay and not feel the need to destroy everything you find at home. In addition, being a race with a tendency to gain weight you have to burn the calories you consume to avoid health problems.

Among other things, the English bull terrier they are a little difficult to train, so if we tire them with long walks it will be easier for us to educate them to be a happy and stable dog. Do not forget that the education of the English bull terrier will help you in your safety, develop your intelligence and improve your relationship with you. Therefore, do not stop practicing obedience sessions on a weekly basis.

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