Female Bull Terrier needs to be re-homed
I need to place Claire, a white female Bull Terrier from my latest litter. This girl did not win the genetic lottery, she is both smart and pretty, but has some temperament issues. I’ve made some progress on addressing these issues, but with the number of dogs I have I just can’t get her to her full potential. I believe the challenge will be worth it for the right person. There will be a nominal adoption fee and a screening process to ensure any potential home is able to supply the support and environment she needs to thrive.
Claire Came Back
This young adult white Bull Terrier was born in November, 2022, to fully health tested parents and is living at home with me in Livonia Michigan. She has vet-checked bilateral hearing and normal patellas. She has full AKC registration, is microchipped, up to date on vaccines and heartworm preventative. Claire is crate trained, housebroken, has completed basic obedience, and attended conformation show training classes as well as barn hunt training.
Claire was returned to me by her first owners because she did not get along with the adult American Bulldog in the household. She was getting very excited in her play and was not willing to stop when her housemate said he wanted to stop playing, and this resulted in fights. Rather than risk the safety of either dog, her owners reluctantly returned Claire to me.
Claire, is a strong, agile, and active high-drive girl. She is smart and learns quickly, she knows sit, down, stand, and walks fairly well on a leash except when she’s really excited about the environment. She quickly learned to pose, allow exams, and gait for dog shows and immediately found rats when introduced to barn hunt training. She would likely excel in any dog sport you asked her to attempt. Of course she has “Bull Terrier moments” where she zooms around and thinks twice about obeying! Her issues are some anxiety, noise sensitivity and a tendency to obsess over certain objects. So far balls and more recently sticks and logs have attracted her interest. My property is wooded, so the interest in found wood is a problem.
Like many Bull Terriers, Claire has a high prey drive, so no small pets and a securely fenced yard or dedicated walking companion are a must. She is friendly around dogs who are stable with other dogs, but due to her prey drive and history, I would prefer her to be an only pet. If you do have other dogs you must have both Bull Terrier and extensive dog training experience to be considered as a home for Claire.
Claire has been shown and has AKC championship points including one 3 point “major” win, she has also competed in several barn hunt trials and has her Rat Novice or RATN title. I would be happy to help anyone interested in showing and/or trialing her, but this is not a requirement for her new home. Due to her temperament issues, I do not feel she should be bred.
Claire’s Activities at Nuance
Since coming back, I have worked on keeping Claire active and engaged, some of the experiences she’s had include
- Claire is housebroken, crate-trained, and loves to play
- Basic training – working on come, attention, sit, down, stand, and loose leash walking
- Boarding/Day Care – She has boarded in both a traditional kennel and in-home daycare/boarding and has done well in both environments.
- Travel – She has traveled out of state for shows and stayed overnight in hotels and took this in stride, although she is not a fan of loud vehicles at the “pit stops” and needs close supervision in a hotel room.
- Barn Hunt lessons at Coach Karli’s in Howell Michigan – she loves hunting and shows promise in that sport, she is also registered with the Barn Hunt Association and has both RATI and RATN titles.
- Conformation class and dog shows – she has five AKC championship points, including a major! All wins under BTCA Recognition of Merit approved judges.