The Bull Terrier
To find a breeder that you want to get a Bull Terrier from can be easy or it may be hard. When sending an e-mail you should write more about your self than that you love dogs and want a puppy. Some breeders get several e-mails and are not likely to answer you e-mail if you do not tell more about your self and why you want a Bull Terrier. Do expect a lot of questions, no serious breeder will just give you a puppy before knowing more about you. You may ask a lot of questions, a good breeder will not mind answering questions, but do not expect to get pictures and price on a puppy on the first e-mail.
You should also make sure that if the breeder is using health tested dogs you should be able to get a look at the health tests since some may say that their dog and bitch is tested even though they are not!! Any serious breeder will welcome that kind of question! If they do test their dogs they don't mind showing you the results either.
NO! Not everyone should be able to get a Bull Terrier. First of all you should be able to take care of you dog. Buying a dog is not just a one time sum of money you need to pay, it costs to have a Bull Terrier as they have a tendency to eat foreign objects they may require surgery. A Bull Terrier is also know for being stubborn and will require more of you than some other breeds. A person getting a Bull Terrier must be patients and understand that behind the stubborn creature lies a loving and very tender heart!!
A bitch is usually a bit calmer and not as stubborn as the dog, but however take into consideration the 6-10 monthly seasons. If you do have a dog from before we recomend getting one of the oposite sex. If you do want a dog, be sure of that you will be able to raise the dog puppy with a firm, but gentle hand, as they ARE stubborn and need to know their place in the family. If you fail to do so, the problems following are not easily corrected.
As for color that is a very personal preference. One small advantage with a colored dog is that they usually have less skin problems, but again, it is a very personal preference. I will be breeding both colored and white Bull Terriers as I happen to like both!
Remember that a bull terrier is not a Grey Hound, a puppy should rest, eat, cuddle, rest some more, play and basically live a nice calm life in the beginning. The exercise amount should be limited to short trips for getting the necessary errands done. As your bullie matures more exercise can be added, though some bullies will happily live as sofa potatoes! Though they may prefer the sofa or bed over exercise one must remember that as for us, exercise is good for their health as well! I do not belive in keeping a bullie inactive at home, yes, they tend to become sofapotatos as they mature, but they do deserve an active life with the family.
As for feeding your bullie talk to your breeder about how they feed their bullie. Make sure to feed your bullie quality food, not the cheapest food you can find!! Personally I feed the bullies some tripe and veggies (all raw), this mixes things up and makes it less boring. As for treat they get biscuits, dried fruit and dried tripe.