Who is Bull Terrier - a kind companion or a fighting warrior?

Bull Terrier's past, as most other dog breeds, can be named "sporting" - that is hunting and fighting. It fully corresponded to the requirements and fashion of passed years, as at that time corporal punishment turned into an idle activity and, in addition, cruel treatment of animals and people was considered as something very usual and natural.

Bull Terrier inherited the best features from different dogs, but dog breeders and dog owners used them only for their vile purposes. Bull Terriers of those years were distinguished with legendary courage, incredible endurance, insensibility to pain and almost incomparable cleverness. These valorous traits, that delight us in people as well as in animals, along with other merits, which are recollected more seldom, made this breed such an excellent fighter.

Bull Terrier has also two more special features, that differ it from other breeds and which helped him to become a great fighter and today a perfect family dog. First of all, it is the ability to make decisions by itself and find solution from one or another situation. A dog, that doesn't know how to repulse another attack on the ring, will definitely die. Secondly, regardless of pain and fighting passion, Bull Terrier will never lose its reason and bite its owner, when he pulls him from the adversary. Moreover, passionate thirst for communication with people and friendly attitude to other people, especially to family members, shouldn't be missed as well. Thanks to these merits, you can not only trust children on Bull Terrier, but fully rely on it as this breed will be a reliable defender and companion at the same time.

Modern Bull Terrier has preserved all wonderful physical and intellectual abilities of its menacing ancestors, but has lost its fighting instinct. In spite of the fact that it is other dogs who start fighting, Bull Terrier will never avoid fighting.