Breed group : Terrier, Sporting
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GENERALBreed group: Terrier, Sporting Type: Hybrid
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 60-80 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black, Black & White, Brown & White, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: About 12-15 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Good for every climate
The Bull Arab was developed in the mid 1970's. Different breeds were crossed together to strive for the ultimate pig dog. The cross used in the Bull Arab was chosen for its temperament and trainability. The Bull Arab is a tough, active dog. He needs to have the endurance and speed to be able to hunt and find but still the strength to control a wild boar. The dog presents a balanced image between power and speed. Everything about the dog should be moderate and balanced, it is not a dog of extremes. Scars resulting from wounds received while working are not to be penalized. Symmetrical and well built all over, general outline a series of graceful curves.
Acceptable colours include: black, brindle and tan with a liver opposite to those colours. Dogs are full coloured with patches of white. The majority of dogs will have more white than colour (giving the appearance of a predominately white dog), however dogs that appear full in colour are also acceptable, given they have white socks and/or a white blaze. Color flecking on white is common and acceptable. Unacceptable colours include: Harlequin, Merle and dilute recessives.
The coat of these breeds are medium in length, thick, straight and has a double undercoat.
The Bull Arab is a kind, loyal, has a balanced and placid nature, intelligent and independent with strong drive and determination when worked and has a busy work ethic. When trained properly, they may not show any signs of aggressiveness towards other dogs and under no circumstances towards other people.
They shed very little to none. Frequent brushing and grooming maintenance is needed. Bathe when necessary to always keep them clean and maintain their proper hygiene.
Early socialization and obedience training of these breeds are recommended as early as puppyhood or by the time they got home. They do note respond best to harsh methods. A firm, fair and consistent trainer is advised. Positive reinforcement is best for them.
They are normally active indoors and will perfectly fit in apartment dwelling life as long as they are provided with enough exercises. A large yard would be a bonus for them. They would love to be taken outdoors to run around, for brisk walks and family trips. They are very playful, energetic and lively.