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Bull Terrier Dog Temperament | Information, Nature of Bull Terriers Puppy

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Bull Terrier Dog Temperament

The bull terrier dog is strong and muscular, with a sweet disposition. These dogs have deep, long heads that curve from the nose up to the skull. From the front, the head appears oval shaped. The eyes are small, triangular and deep set. The ears are erect, small and close set. The teeth come together in a scissors bite. These are big boned dogs with muscular bodies. They carry their short tails horizontally. The feet are compact and round, and rather feline-like. The coat of a bull terrier dog is glossy and short and feels harsh when touched. The skin remains tight all over the body. They are solid white in color and may or may not have markings on the head. Some bull terriers are also brindled with white markings of their heads.

The bull terrier temperament is friendly and well behaved. These are curious and imaginative dogs that are always eager for a game. They love being around people. They also display a great deal of stubbornness and can be quite assertive. First time owners may have their hands full initially. It is also recommended that those who do not have much experience in handling dogs should avoid adopting bull terriers as obedience training may be difficult to conduct with them. Bull terriers are not very approachable to other dogs. Due to their terrier characteristics, they love to chase smaller animals. Bull terriers that are not properly socialized or those that have suffered abuse may be overly aggressive to other canines. Bull terriers are quite amiable with strangers and other pets. This is especially true when a bull terrier puppy has been raised and socialized in the same family for many years.

Bull terriers are known for their eagerness and hyperactive nature. As such taking them for long walks or allowing them to frolic in the park on a daily basis will help to provide an outlet for their energy. This also contributes to better health and longevity of the dog. Bull terriers must be properly stimulated on a physical and emotional level. If this is not done, they may resort to chewing and tearing shoes or bed sheets. These dogs prefer living indoors, but can also adapt to living outside in temperate climates. Caring for the bull terrier coat is quite easy and only involves brushing now and then to get rid of dead hairs. Some health issues that these dogs may experience include allergies, renal dysplasia and cystic kidney disease.

Bichon Frise Dog Temperament | Information, Behavior, of Bichon Puppies

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Bichon Frise Dog Temperament

Bichon frise dogs are known for their delightful and playful temperament. These dogs enjoy the companionship of humans and love to be showered with love and attention. They also enjoy being with their human families and take delight in being taken to various places. They also like physical attention. The name bichon frise itself actually means “curly lap dog”.

Bichon frise puppies love giving affection as much as they like receiving it. These canines are well behaved with other dogs and also display considerable tolerance. A bichon frise puppy can be safely kept around children. However, it must be noted that they may respond negatively to rough treatment, as is the case with all dogs. If a dog is hit, pulled or pushed, he may become aggressive to the one who has caused them the pain. Smaller dogs may get hurt more easily and hence care must be exercised around them. Bichons are especially delicate and not used to any kind of rough handling. Treating them in any manner, besides being gentle, is likely to result in more than only physical pain. Even behaviors such as pulling toys away from them, tackling or teasing them can cause them to shed their cheerful disposition. The owner should also not allow people to charge after the dog or approach them too quickly as this may be perceived by the dog to be an aggressive behavior. He is therefore likely to respond accordingly.

The bichon frise temperament is rarely ever negative and these dogs are not known to snap or bite. The key to maintaining this pleasant temperament is to treat puppies with a great deal of care and attention. Early socialization contributes significantly towards their good behavior as adults. Some bichon frise dogs are also known to be a bit shy. This is fine as long as they do not display snapping and biting. Dogs that may display slightly unsociable behavior must be treated with patience and love as this helps to encourage them to adopt the correct behaviors. These dogs make excellent companions. They are intelligent, energetic and alert. They make wonderful watch dogs since they are curious and inquisitive. Due to their hyperactive temperament, they should be given their own toys and nylon bones to chew on.  This will keep them away from your shoes and other objects that most dogs tend to chew on when they get bored or have too much pent up energy.