Are Pocket Bullies Good Friendly Dogs?
As a general rule Pocket Bullies are good natured and friendly dogs. The American Bully breed of dogs from Pocket to XL were bred specifically to be friendly, loving, gentle family companion dogs. They in fact make excellent pets for almost any household.
This is not only mentioned in the UKC breed standards for the Pocket American Bullies, but has been my personal experience as well. In the last year of my research, and after meeting many different Pocket Bullies, I can attest that these dogs are very sweet, gentle, and friendly. Even to strangers such as myself.
I see this now more than ever with my Pocket American Bully Chester. He is a 5 month old puppy and is one of the most affectionate dogs I have ever seen. Chester is one of the happiest puppies I have ever seen. Even though he is teething, and I still get the odd nip from him, he is a very kind and gentle dog.
Pocket Bullies are great with people, especially their owners. They are exceptionally loyal, loving, and affectionate with their owners. Always wanting to be near and spend time with family. They are a moderately active breed outside, but inside they can be big couch potatoes. Curling up with family on the couch is where they are happiest.
The Pocket American Bully is generally very friendly with all people, but can be a little wary or protective over their owners when it comes to some strangers. Early socialization and strong leadership from owners can alleviate some of this protective and wary behavior.
Are Pocket Pitbulls good with kids?
Pocket Pitbulls are good with kids, you’ll see how your dog gets along with your children. Generally, they are amazing. However, it’s very important to keep an eye on your dog when he’s around your kids.
Not that he’ll intentionally harm them. However. Dogs, in general, can sometimes react differently to situations that could be normal and won’t do you harm, but could hurt your child.
Keep in mind that kids make sudden moves that could send different messages to your pitbull and annoy him. So always be ready to step in when needed.
If you think your bully only has a heart of a baby, let’s take a look at his main characteristics.
This disease is not very common in small dogs like Pocket Bullies but is more common in large dogs. There are cases of Pocket Bullies that have been reported for this disease.
This disease occurs when the dog’s thyroid glands cannot produce enough hormones, contributing to the metabolism. Common symptoms of this disease include:
This disease is more likely to affect a dog between 4-10 years. The treatment of this disease is not challenging. A Dog with hypothyroidism needs to take a dose of medicines as prescribed by a veterinarian.
Are Pit Bulls Dangerous? | Michigan Humane Society CEO Matthew Pepper
Bully dogs stem from the family of pit bulls that make up less than 6% of the pet dog population in the US. But they are infamous because these canines and their cousins – Pit Bulls – top the lists of the most dangerous dogs.
But after talking with dedicated Bully dog owners, another side of the story emerges. Bully dogs are playful, intelligent, loyal, affectionate, and cute companions. Any parent willing to go the extra mile to make their fur baby happy would enjoy their companionship.
But does that mean media reports are false? Read on and consider the Bully dogs and whether they are dangerous. You will also discover facts about the family, why they have a bad rap, and what dedicated owners say. You can decide whether bully dogs are dangerous after reading.
As the name implies, Bully dogs are from the Pit Bull family. They are not recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club. However, the United Kennel Club acknowledges them as a breed.
There are various types of Bully Dogs including, American Bully, PitBull Terrier, Boston Terrier, English Bulldog, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and many more. You can find a more elaborate list in the American Bully Kennel Club.
This family of dogs is easy to identify by their looks. Some of the features that distinguish them include
Some breeders fell in love with these traits and developed new varieties with accentuated features. They are also known as Exotic Bullies. An Exotic Bully is just another variety of the family but with pronounced features. They have enlarged skulls, their chests and necks are wider and more muscular (they look like bodybuilders at their peak), and their muzzles are shorter and have a broader and deeper grin.
Their looks could send chills down your spine. However, fear of Bully dogs is more of a perception than reality, and here is why.
The history of Bully dogs is controversial. Bully dog ancestors – the Pit Bulls – were bred for one purpose; to fight against animals like bears and bulls. Breeders favored and cultivated strength, aggressiveness, and tenacity. But these traits were never to be expressed toward humans.
Not many websites and history books will tell you that dog owners swiftly culled Bully dogs that attacked humans. They were careful to ensure that the trait did not pass on.
Today, whenever you hear or read about a Bully dog attack, seldom will you get information about the owner. Behind every Bully dog attack, chances are high that there is a careless breeder, a lazy owner, or both.
Bully dogs have a bad rap, but they are not the first to be regarded as the most dangerous dogs. The following dog breeds were vilified: Doberman Pinschers, Rottweilers, and German Shepherds. But as it turns out, it was all hogwash. The truth is, any dog could be dangerous. Therefore, we should avoid stereotyping and look at each dog individually.
If you find an aggressive Bully dog, don’t point to it. Research shows that you should blame the breeder and owner. Next time you experience an aggressive dog or hear about it, don’t point your fingers at the canine. Blame the owner.