Lovely Miss Snickers, the Bull Terrier
Foster Mom Assessment
• She is not spayed.
• Has had rabies, DA2PP, Bordatella, and is microchipped. She has
had external flea control applied.
• Ears clean and breath is now fresh and healthy.
• Eyes and nose are clear of discharge and appear healthy.
• No obvious signs of any distress. She appears very healthy now.
• High energy, clear-eyed, well muscled, but underweight
• Bull terriers benefit from grain-free diets, as they are prone to
skin issues and yeast. She also should wear sunscreen on her nose
and tummy if outdoors. Sun damage to nose is evident. Fragrance-free
children’s formula would be best.
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• Very people-oriented, intense loving eye contact. Very treat
oriented, responds well to verbal correction, I think she will be
easy to train using positive reinforcement techniques.
• Knows Sit, Stay, Come with a front sit. Down.
• Super smart dog. Multiple examples of clever problem solving to
make herself comfortable. She takes her bed out of the dog house to
the sunny spot. Tries to put it back in the evening.
• OK having all her body parts touched, including feet, ears, nails
and privates. OK being petted while eating.
• No destructive chewing observed at all, despite boredom and
confinement away from people for several hours at a time. Worst
she’d do is bark/howl a bit, and try to escape, briefly. Her bedding
is intact, as is a doggie bed and pillow let in her house. This is
unusual for bull terriers, who tend to destroy things just because
it’s fun, let alone when they are stressed and scared! She’s truly
• No food aggression or resource guarding whatsoever.
• Very gentle puller on leash, but no concept of heel or any other
commands. Amenable to gentle correction and is eager to learn. I
advise using a harness, as she’s manageable.
• A nervous traveler. If I put her in the crate and then block her
vision by draping a towel over the crate door, she’s fine and
settles right down. Not afraid of getting in the car or crate, just
barks once we start moving.
• Gets hyper-aroused at the sight of other dogs, and will bark and
wag intensely. Doesn’t strike me as mean or aggressive, just like
she’s dying to play and interact. She has no “doggy manners” though,
and will need slow and distant “pass bys” with mellow dogs with lots
of treats to reward calm behavior when around other dogs. As she
learns to control herself, the distances can be shortened. I would
not, at this point, recommend her for a home with other pets. This
may take some time, but I sense she’ll relax and be easy to
socialize once she feels confident in her forever home and may then
be a delightful companion to another dog.
• Apparently high prey drive with cats when outside, but only gave
them a hard stare at the vet’s office. I’d recommend not placing her
in a home with cats.
• Excellent bite inhibition, even when excited. Reacted
appropriately when I yelped. Never applied pressure.
• Likes to flip over and show her tummy in an effort to get
attention. She will try every position and behavior to get
attention. New owners will have to be diligent not to reward
demanding behavior, and show affection when she is behaving properly
and like a little lady. She likes to “work you” and is a real
• She LOVES the garden hose and isn’t afraid of it at all. She likes
to bite the water stream and drink from it, even on “shower” mode.
• Has no idea what to do with a ball, rope or other toy. Perhaps
once she gains confidence in a forever home, she’ll be able to relax
and learn to play with toys.
• Not afraid of loud noises or autos. Not afraid of traffic when
walking on sidewalk.
Miniature Bull Terrier
rescues are few and far between. In the remote chance one is needed,
MBTCA President| AKC
Giselle Simonds (707) 763-3956 -
Kathy Brosnan - (603) 679-9507 - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Orange Coast Bull Terrier Club in Southern California also
looks after our little guys. Contact:
Linda Lethin - (714)
774-4266 - email@example.com