5 Things To Know Before Adopting A Bully Breed
There are a lot of really outrageous — and just plain wrong — myths about these breeds’ physical make-up. From claims that they come equipped with super powerful jaws that lock like a crocodile’s to theories that they have swelling brains that make them go crazy, it’s no wonder bully breeds have a somewhat spotty reputation.
There’s quite a lot to know about bringing a bully breed home, so here we go.
First, bully breeds are anatomically identical to every other breed. No super-canine strength, no biting down and never letting go.
Second, keeping a bully means having the time to give your dog a lot of exercise. These are typically energetic and athletic breeds.
Third, you need to know your dog’s level of tolerance for other animals – and people. Once you’ve chosen a bully to adopt, visit with your other pets soon to see if there are any potential problems. Then decide on a socialisation strategy.
Fourth, if you have kids, you need to get them used to the new dog, as much as vice versa. Many of these breeds are well-built and could easily knock your little ones over when playing.
Fifth, and perhaps most importantly; space and cost. Many bullies do well in townhouses; they just need to be exercised and kept entertained. Ensure there’s no way for her to escape. Some bully breeds are excellent jumpers and, being so intelligent, they will try – and try again – to find a way past loose fence boards.
Apart from that, they shouldn’t cost more than any other breed to feed, and they’re almost all short-coated, so grooming is easy. They’re sociable, loving and fun. Go adopt a bully breed today. As they say; “you’ll be glad you did.”