Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier
The Bull Terrier is known as the gladiator of the canine race and is one of the oldest terrier breeds native to England. The Bull Terrier was originally bred for combat with dogs and other animals, a sport that was permissible in England in the 1800s. Since the late 1800s the Bull Terrier has been bred as a companion dog.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Bull Terriers will normally live for 10 years, but given heaps of attention and the right foods it can live up to 13 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The Bull Terrier is a combination of balanced power, grace and agility. It desires human companionship and its character and individuality win it lifelong friends. It is very devoted to its family. The Bull Terrier has an innate sense of humour, brains, imagination, personality, and to those who love it – beauty. Its appearance, along with its character, is unique in the spectrum of dogs. The character and personality of the Bull Terrier is very complex.

A Bull Terrier is very active and acts similar to a child and so you must be prepared for anything, and you must supervise it. Activity is a common characteristic in nearly every young Bull Terrier. All puppies are extremely busy and many Bull Terriers remain active and playful until well into middle age (5 to 6 years). A Bull Terrier will not do well in a situation where it is expected to remain alone in the home or yard for long periods of time.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Many Bull Terriers can and do enjoy the company of other dogs – with certain exceptions. Male Bull Terriers that have not been desexed do not as a rule get along with other males. A male and female Bull Terrier can live together quite happily, and two females can often share the same home. Again care must be taken that jealousies do not arise.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

A Bull Terrier sheds its coat twice a year. Loose hair can be removed with a daily rub-down using a special glove or brush. Nails and dewclaws should be checked monthly and clipped with dog nail clippers. Bull Terriers are natural sun-bakers and care should be taken in the hotter months to apply sunscreen.

A Bull Terrier requires a securely fenced, average to large sized back yard and it will take exception to being chained or tied up, and they require a considerable amount of human companionship.

Please take note:
Although generally healthy, Bull Terriers can be prone to skin allergies, particularly those caused by insect bites. Pups should be checked for deafness.

IDEAL OWNERS

A Bull Terrier can be wonderful with children if handled with common sense. It will tolerate a large range of children's behaviour, but will not tolerate being teased and can be rough if constantly provoked. Owning a Bull Terrier is a big responsibility and the breed only deserves responsible and caring owners.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Bull Terrier is the dog for you and you are prepared to be the "leader of the pack" by providing fair discipline, then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Stan Honnery Honhazsta WA Contact
Kerry King Brasshead SA Contact
Tony and Margaret Reynolds Denotany QLD Contact
Annette and Brian Johnson Aasheerbull NSW Contact
Dhana Pukallus Chopperlodge QLD Contact
Sue Brazier Ifdawn QLD Contact
Margaret Hay Silverino NSW Contact
Patricia Puffett Rijiaca NSW Contact
Robbie Haidar Serahn NSW Contact
Paul and Di Haseldine MAOLMHIN SA Contact
Jodie Birthisell Bullytown VIC Contact
Bernard James Bullyoak QLD Contact
Trahern Kennels Trahern SA Contact
Di Cross Missigai NSW Contact
amanda hannan supremency QLD Contact
Stephen Bainbridge Bulrebul QLD Contact
maria taylor kaosami QLD Contact
Laura Thompson Audacia QLD Contact
leah moorhead Bullarahki QLD Contact
Kristen Sims Kohetha QLD Contact
amanda matthews Aparagon QLD Contact
Melissa Stiles Bulishnes VIC Contact
Gabriella Kelley Scarlettoro VIC Contact
Joy Schafer schardale NSW Contact
christine pollard VOGUEABULL NSW Contact
Charlotte Shields Corajoso NSW Contact
Emily Hopkins-Amos Turbulence NSW Contact
Vicki Thiemann BONSPOTTY QLD Contact
Annette Gellatly Bobrant QLD Contact
Michelle & Steve Mackintosh Chewbacca NSW Contact
Chiade Pearce chikane QLD Contact
Debbie Marshall Chienparadis NSW Contact
kristine keven kilburnies NSW Contact
Geoff Bathgate Tenaz QLD Contact
Debbie Bridge Baranbali NSW Contact
Neridah Sharrett Anluan WA Contact
Graeme wright lowdina TAS Contact
Geoff Bathgate Tenaz QLD Contact
sharon corry CANTORIS QLD Contact
amanda matthews aparagon QLD Contact
Lainie Stainer Laidarbull SA Contact
sharon dunnicliff shazney SA Contact
Diane Cuthbert Maolmhin SA Contact
Robyn Watt Brubynbull VIC Contact
Kristopher Bottomley Unthinkabull NSW Contact
sharon McAdam kupala QLD Contact
nikki zullo bullacktiv NSW Contact
Amanda Maynard Supremecy QLD Contact
Gabriella Kelley Scarlettoro VIC Contact
Cherrae Handsaker Ponderra NSW Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)