The Bull Terrier is a flamboyant, childish, fun-loving terrier that loves humans and families. While some people may not consider this the best-looking breed, it is extremely lovable. But people who do love these dogs put them in their hearts. The dog you see with the Target Logo around their eye that you see at Target, is a Bull Terrier. And AKC let the Bull Terrier in the club on July 9th, 1974. Why shouldn't you love them? Unlike most dogs, they don't bark without a reason to. They love to play games and they love people of all kind!
Bull Terriers were mixed with the English Bulldog, and several other terrier breeds to create a loyal companion. Some showed some more bulldog heritage, and others showed more terrier traits. Over the years, the bulldog and the terrier parts of this breed came together.
AKC describes the dog with a short and glossy coat, so grooming is minimal. These dogs do have some health issues, especially because of its mix with the bulldog. Make sure that the Bull Terrier's parents were healthy, otherwise health concerns can become serious. And like the Bulldog, the Bull Terrier is a loving dog who is great with all people, all ages, of all kind. So if you want a nice companion for your family to love forever, the Bull Terrier is definitely for you.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Predicted to have originated in France, Papillons were called their original breed name, the Dwarf Spaniel. Papillons flourished when their popularity grew, and spread to Italy and Spain. Historical paintings of the breed have been found in the study of old french history. Now, Papillons aren't the first choice a dog owner would go for, but they're still great dogs! Marie Antoinette loved these dogs. Papillons get the names from those big ears. In French, "Papillon" translates to "Butterfly" in English. This was because the ears look like butterfly wings. However, in the past, Papillons have had rose ears but these days, hardly any should be seen. The Papillons with rose ears were known as Phalenes. Phalenes were the original Papillon, but now aren't the most common Papillon type.
Papillons love any environment of any kind, but it has a long coat, so after coming inside after being in hot weather, try to put on the air conditioning. This breed has a single layer coat, despite that long fur. Brush it regularly and your good to go. They prefer the outdoors, but they can be entertained and exercised well indoors too. But try to let them out every now and then. Overall, the Papillon is a happy, loving, cute dog whose heart is as big as their ears!