They love to exercise in short, sharp bursts! Bull Terriers are not built for endurance, only small amounts of exercise is suitable, 20 to 30 minutes, or a leisurely walk! The amount of exercise, as a puppy grows is also important, as too much can be detrimental to his growing bones. 'What you see, is what you get', in this breed.
The construction of the dog & his well being in his skin & coat, cannot be disguised. Quality food & products are very important, both for puppies & adults. Some Bull Terriers are very susceptible to skin problems, hence the importance of quality dry & wet food, shampoos etc. Some plants in the garden can also cause contact allergies.
When you pick up your puppy, he will still be having 4 meals in 24 hours.ie Breakfast 6.30am, Lunch,12.30,Dinner 5.30pm & Supper 10.30pm. Usually the first meal to cut out, is lunch. Eventually, a morning & evening meal will be sufficient. Use a food bowl that is durable! I use Stainless Steel bowls, for both food & water. Do not leave any food lying about, as it will attract flies & toads. If the puppy hasn't eaten all of his food,[which would be unusual] remove it. I do not leave food in between meals. Please don't use a bucket for water. I've actually heard of a pup drowning. a stainless steel bowl, that cannot be overturned is best. With bedding, a crate or small enclosed area, with a cotton quilt in summer & a fleecy blanket in winter is suitable.
Vaccinations & Worming:
Puppies require vaccinations from 7 weeks, plus micro chipping. Generally, puppies have 3 vaccinations, & then have a yearly vaccination & check up. With flea & tick control, & heartworm prevention, there are many products on the market. Your vet can advise, as to what would be suitable for your pet.
Do not use towels, especially with adults, as they can chew them, & if swallowed can mean a trip to the vet!
Bull terriers love to be 'inside dogs' & settle readily to life on the couch! With adults, a secure area is important, when family go to work or school. Shelter & water are paramount. A Bull Terrier left in a boring backyard, without any stimulation, is a recipe for problems! Bull Terriers are great family companions but also enjoy the company of other dogs.
Terriers are active dogs & generally like to be 'busy'! On returning home, don't forget to acknowledge your pet! He's been waiting for you, so some attention, like a play session, a walk or just being with you, is very important.[ or spending time with you, whilst you're in the kitchen!] Routine is very important in a growing puppy's life. Regular meal times, play sessions & sleep time, all contribute to a well adjusted 'citizen'! A place for sleeping, either a pen or crate, will make the puppy feel safe & secure.
External information links:
Universities Federation of Animal Welfare
On Atopic Dermatitus
The Bull Terrier Club