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Bull Terrier Discussions & Pictures / Re: introducing leopold *pics added*
« on: September 10, 2007, 08:15:46 am »
Hey, Jo,
In fact, we've had four previous bullies, years ago it seems; all rescues and we've had 50/50 results with them.  We recently lost Diva, our 11 year old Great Dane and we weren't really looking for a new dog just yet but, you know Julie...  Much bully stuff is coming back which I either deliberately forgot or just got lazy and off we go.  It is a peculiar joke of fate that a breed that is known for not really listening much under ordinary circumstances should now be deaf.

Bull Terrier Discussions & Pictures / Re: introducing leopold
« on: September 09, 2007, 07:44:45 pm »
He's wrestling with Gweck and Beans even as we speak.  Thanks all for the enthusiasm.  we will keep you all posted as to his development.  The swimming pictures don't reveal how cold the poor little bugger was.  Pray for us now and in the hour of our deaf.

Bull Terrier Discussions & Pictures / introducing leopold *pics added*
« on: September 09, 2007, 05:49:59 pm »
Otto (and, for that matter, Gweck and Beans) has a new playmate.  His name, for the moment at least, is Leopold and he is a 4 month old English Bully Terrier.  He's from England and, therefor, barks with a soft accent.  I haven't weighed him yet, though he seems loke a slight little thing at the moment, though big feet might be a presage of things to come.
Leopold is stone deaf and, having never had a deaf dog before, I'm scrambling for useful information about living with a dog that sounds like Marlee Matlin.  Anyone on board have experience with this?  Gweck and Beans both seem to like him and Julie is enraptured.  I think you will like him too; now we only have to convince these cats...

The thing is...there is no AMERICAN Bull Terrier but an ENGLISH Bull Terrier.  I've had four Bullies myself and can attest that they are fantastic animals.  I now have an American Bulldog (who is frequently sighted as a pit) and HE is Fantastic.  Put simply, I would ask the applicant if you could meet with the dog and allow IT to persuade you; not me, not her, not other Bullie people as only He (or SHE) could truly convince you.  Under any circumstance, give the beast a chance as even pitbulls more often than not end up being wonderful.  Finally, if your insurer has restrictions on breeds (and damn them to h*ll if they do) the decision may be out of your hands.

Just a thought...


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