In this publication, we present a brief description of such a breed of dogs like bull terriers. It is believed that the bull terrier is one of the oldest breeds bred in England. A brief history of the origin and development of the bull terrier dog breed is as follows. Initially, the bull terrier was bred as a fighting breed. This was due to the fact that in England until the beginning of the nineteenth century, such popular entertainments as bull and bears, cockfighting and dog fighting were widespread. And since only rich people could keep a bull or a bear, fighting for roosters and dogs was a sight for the poor. In order to bring out the ideal fighting breed, various variants of breeding were used; however, the most successful was the crossing of a bulldog with a terrier. In those days, “terrier” was called any dog that was able to kill a predatory animal. The bulldog at that time was of a stronger build, with a strong head, a wide chest, squat, strong and active. When in 1835 the brutal practice of dog fighting was outlawed by parliament, lovers of bull terriers began to deduce for sale dogs with the best appearance. The Hinks family from Birmingham, which for several generations was engaged in breeding and selling dogs, was one of such lovers. James Hinks James Hinks began breeding white terrier breeds (bulldogs and terriers come in all colors). To do this, he crossed a bull and a terrier with a white English terrier, and then with a Dalmatian. Hinks called the new breed of dogs the bull terriers. The breed standard assumes that the bull terrier should have a strong, muscular and mobile build. The color of bull terriers can be different: white, red, tiger, black and fawn, as well as mixed colors. The nature of the bull terrier is significantly different from other dog breeds. Bull terriers are characterized by fearlessness, kindness and extraordinary strength. They are more powerful, faster and more mobile than dogs of other breeds, of the same size and build. At the same time, the bull terrier is distinguished by exceptional stubbornness and self-will. The bad glory of the “fighting” aggressive dog, which is currently assigned to the bull terrier by many dog lovers, is a consequence of the owners’ wrong treatment, not the breed! See also: Nicknames for a poodle In fact, with proper upbringing, the bull terrier is distinguished by a balanced character, a willingness to obey, a friendly dog, a loving and seeking mutual love dog. Aggressive bull terriers are also atypical by standard, as are cowardly individuals. A survey conducted by experts showed that about 80% of all owners of bull terriers in this breed found the ideal dog suitable for them, which fully joined their family. At the same time, it should be noted that a bull terrier is a good dog only for those who can understand its character, will not make excessive demands on it, or, on the contrary, underestimate it. A constant challenge for the owner is the bull-terrier’s waywardness. This dog is not suitable for friendship with people who expect a slave obedience from the dog. However, if the master taught her what was required of her, with love and patience, she would happily agree with her master, obey the will of the person. By the way, according to experts, the compression strength of the jaws of the bull terriers is almost the same as that of the tigers (21 atmospheres). This should be taken into account, because sometimes the bull terrier spends its energy on various “pranks”, which in this dog easily develops into aggression. In addition, the bull terrier is almost not sensitive to physical pain. Therefore, a slap that would make a sheepdog whine is perceived by him, an invitation to the game, affection, a friendly pat. Even in the hunt for a boar, having made a grasp, the bull terrier does not bounce, like other dogs, but hangs on a beast. Therefore, many hunters, working with bull terriers, use not firearms for finishing the beast, but cold weapons – hunting cleaver or spear. “If an ordinary service dog is equated with melee weapons, then it can be compared with a bullet weapon,” Vladimir Krukover notes. An angry bull terrier is able to cope alone with several men armed with sticks. Training a bull terrier is extremely difficult. In a rage, he completely ignores the braking, prohibiting commands. Therefore, an inexperienced trainer can make mistakes, which later will be very difficult to fix. In some European countries, bull terriers are kept most often in rural areas, as a satellite of a person or a family friend. However, in order to qualify for its maintenance, the owner must pass with the young dog exams for general obedience. At the same time, raising and training a puppy of a bull terrier, as well as other dogs, should be started at the same age of 1-3 months.