Interesting Facts. Bull Terrier.Pit bull
· Bull terriers are not directly related to pit bull terriers, although these breeds originated from some ancestors.
· The average life expectancy of the Bull Terrier is 11-14 years, but the record holder in this breed, nicknamed Puppa Tru, is known, who lived to be 17 years old.
· Bull terriers are called “dog-pig” in many countries. Africans call this breed the Barkhond, which means pig-dog. It is believed that such breed names deserve the similarity of the muzzle with a pig, but it is more likely that the name happened because the Bull Terriers were originally bred for hunting wild boars and pigs in South Africa.
· Only the Bull Terrier has unique eyes that are officially recognized as triangular.
· Bull terriers may suffer from acne.
· They may manifest obsessive-compulsive (obsessive, uncontrollable) behavior, expressed in aggressiveness, self-mutilation, licking of the skin before baldness.
· Bull terriers are descendants of fighting dogs, but initially the breed was bred as a show home. However, the Bull Terrier has a rather bright and explosive temperament compared to other dogs.
· In the 50s of the 20th century, the famous dog breeder James Hinks from Birmingham crossed Dalmatian, White English Terrier and English Bulldog by breeding white Bull Terriers that were smaller and more elegant than their ancestors. This is exactly the Bull Terrier we know today.
· In the UK, a pure white bull terrier is always preferable, although colored spots on the head are allowed. However, blue eyes are grounds for disqualifying an animal at the American Dog Club.
· Watch your pet barking. The bull terrier barks infrequently only if it has a good reason. Therefore, you should pay attention to his barking.
· The Pit Bull Terrier has always been known as a devoted guardian for children and a companion for the owner. They are sometimes called the “dog nanny”.
· Pit Bull Terriers are often assistants to people with limited physiological abilities.
· Often, Pit Bull Terriers are prepared to work as service and custom dogs due to their developed intelligence and high olfactory abilities.
· They are often used to search for explosives and drugs.
· The largest smuggling shipment in history was discovered with the help of a service pit bull terrier named Popsicle. This dog has identified a storage site for almost one and a half tons of drugs.
· The Pit Bull Terrier is an excellent search and rescue dog, which is probably determined by its love for people.
· A pit bull terrier named Dakota helped locate the remains of the astronauts who were aboard the space shuttle Columbia when it exploded.
· Pit Bull Terrier nicknamed Sergeant Stubby saved a whole platoon of American soldiers, detaining a German spy and warning of a gas attack in progress.
· These dogs are often used as maintenance therapy for seriously ill and elderly people, for people who have suffered serious emotional trauma: they live in hospitals, hospitals and nursing homes. With special training, the Pit Bull Terrier can serve people with disabilities who use a wheelchair.
· Interestingly, statistics show that many Pit Bull Terriers, who later proved to be outstanding service dogs, were previously rescued by people from harsh conditions. The same Popsicle was found during one of the anti-drug raids locked in a refrigerator. Dakota was also saved from starvation.
· Pit bull terriers are favorites of many celebrities: Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, Alicia Silverstone, Michael J. Fox are the happy owners of these dogs.
· The Pitbull image is often used as a talisman, logo. For example, during World War I, Pitbull was a symbol of US troops.