Races that make up this group
The races that make up the group, in alphabetical order are
American Staffordshire Terrier
The American Staffordshire Terrier offers a tough and intimidating image, but it really is a cheerful and loving dog with the family. However, you need early socialization and constant education so that you understand what is and what is not a real threat. Remember that this breed is overprotective and will do anything to defend you if it thinks you are in danger. Otherwise, if you can train him correctly, he will have a great family dog.
The Bull Terrier is clearly recognizable by its long egg-shaped head with erect, pointed ears and its small eyes. It is a possessive animal and that can cause problems, especially with other animals with which it will be aggressive. However, with a good education, he will enjoy playing with the little ones in the house. It is a dpi so you must take into account the regulations of your city to get it. And, above all, remember that this dog needs an expert owner who knows how to lead it with leadership to bring out the most tender part of its character and control its aggressiveness.
Miniature Bull Terrier
The Miniature Bull Terrier is an independent, fearless, clown, playful thinker who always wants to be busy. And we are above all a terrier, with a physical appearance of a toy Bull Terrier, but without falling into dwarfism. He is charged with energy and will need daily sport so he does not become a bark and a digger. It is not good to leave it with young children unsupervised and also not loose in front of other pets, since it has a strong prey drive.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is an imposing dog, which creates fear by its mere presence and is considered potentially dangerous. However, we are facing an intelligent, cheerful and adventurous dog. It was designed as a fighting dog but has been able to enter homes thanks to its affectionate and sensitive temperament. In fact, in an animal that needs human contact, it is not good to leave it alone for a long time. Of course, he needs good socialization, like the rest of the dogs in the group. And, even with her, it will not be good to leave him with other dogs since being territorial he will face causing problems.
Characteristics of Bull Terriers
Potentially Dangerous Dogs
All Bull Terrier dogs are considered potentially dangerous dogs by most world authorities. That means that to have them you must meet a series of requirements and, even if they do not have them, the needs of education, socialization and strong leadership to avoid problems. Of course, if you are an expert owner and properly educate the dog, you will find great breeds and better companions.
These breeds are truly protective, which together with their strength can lead to problems. That is why it is very important that you socialize them from puppyhood and that you teach them what an attack is and what is not. You should also be careful when leaving it with children as it can mistake a game for an attack and act to protect your children. On the other hand, they tend to be territorial, which together with their protectionism makes them perfect watchdogs.
These are dogs that require human contact. This means that they cannot spend a lot of time alone without becoming destructive and even displaying compulsive behaviors such as tail biting, scratching or barking. To avoid this, you can educate them following the box model, that way they will learn to be locked up for short periods of time without feeling punished.
They are energetic and active dogs, who need daily exercise to feel good. But they do not need hours of running through the field, it will be worth them with a long walk, which makes them suitable to have them in a flat. In addition, due to its snout, it should always have access to water and avoid humid and hot areas (no, we are not crazy, think, for example, of the climate of a city like Cádiz) or you may have respiratory problems.