|Other names||Pakistani Bull Terrier|
|Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)|
The Gull terr or Pakistani bull terrier is a rare breed of dog found mainly in Pakistan and the Punjab, India. The gull terrors have recently been called 'Pokhatis' by some inhabitants of the Panja villages, due to their origin both in the Panjab and in the regions Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (especially in the regions Kojat), so the P comes from Panyab and Kohati from Kohat, for which they are called pokhatis. It was created from the old bull terrier, which became extinct, and the local Bully Kutta. Today they are usually found in rural areas of Pakistan and in some areas of the Indian Panjab. Although originally categorized as a small version of bully kutta for fights, this dog gained its place in homes due to its natural affection and ease of training, so it is gradually becoming popular as a pet and watchdog. Since dog fights have been banned in India and Pakistan, now these dogs are bred for domestic purposes.
The role of the gull terrier as a fighting dog is decreasing, which is an advantage for this breed. However, they are still used for fights in many areas of Punjab. In the beginning, this dog was raised as a replacement for the bully kutta in the role of guard dog since these are huge next to a gull terr and it is hard to keep such a large dog. So the gull terr were bred as guard dogs and the bulut kutta were mainly used in dog fights because of their great popularity as dogs of great strength. In addition, some people raise the gull terr for fights, but this dog proved to be more a watchdog than a fight dog. The original gull terrors are now a sparse breed and some people cross them with local breeds like Gull Dong and Bully Kutta. Pure gull terrors today are increasingly scarce, a few families had them for almost a century. Some people advertise this dog as a fight dog, but their temperament proved that it can be a great companion dog rather than participating in dog fights that are not only inhumane, but have also been banned in Pakistan. Nowadays people raise it as a companion animal. Gull terrors need proper training and a proper owner, because they are known for their bite. In addition, care must be taken when introducing these dogs into small kennels, since they are sometimes aggressive with anyone who invades their territory.
The Pakistani gull terr should not be confused with the gull dang, which is a separate breed (a cross between bully kutta and gull terr). Athletic and tenacious, the gull terr are kept as pets and guardians. The most valuable specimens come from the Pakistani regions of Kohat and Panyab, but the original race is becoming increasingly scarce and stockings must be taken for their
The gull terr is a medium sized dog. It always has some characteristics wide and erect. Fallen ears are a sign of crossing. Its short fur is white, with some black spots inherited from the original bullykutta line from which it derives. There are colored dogs, but they are very rare or are usually the result of crosses with other breeds. Its size varies according to its specific type, but its average height ranges from 45.7 & nbsp; cm (18 & nbsp; inches) to 66 & nbsp; cm (26 & nbsp; inches) and weigh between 40 & nbsp; and & nbsp; 45 & nbsp; kg. The gull terr always have erect ears without surgery. When they reach maturity at 2 & nbsp; years, they usually get fat. So they need at least one hour of daily training.
The fur of the gull terr is always white with some black spots, but without adding another color apart from its small black spots.
The gull terr have always had erect ears. These are wide and are characteristic for this breed. The folded ears do not correspond to a gull terr. These dogs do not have cut ears. Some people trim the ears of dogs crossed with gull terr and make them pass as such.
Although it is much easier to train than a Bully Kutta or Gull Dong, this is an aggressive breed, more suited to experienced owners. Muscled and agile, the gull terr is a powerful breed of work with outstanding fighting skills and guardian instinct. The gull terr are very loyal to their master and will protect their environments. The gull terr will always consider their owner's family as their pack and even if a cat is raised with them, they will consider the cat as part of the pack and will also defend it.
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