Dogs Looking for Homes



Absolute Bull Terrier Rescue have these lovely bullies looking for their forever homes. 

If you think you may be able to offer one of these fabulous Bull Terriers a loving home, please complete the Application Form.

                                                                                                                                           


Alfie
Age : 11/12 months old 
Neutered: Yes 
Chipped : Yes
Vaccinated : Yes
Good with dogs : Yes
Good with cats : Yes
Good with children : Yes 7+ 
Medical Issues :Stiff Tendons 
Area : Plymouth




This handsome young man is looking for a home through no fault of his own. He is good with children, dogs and cats (has lived with 4 before).  Alfie is a typical young bullie, he loves to play and he will mouth/nip when he gets excited. He loves to give bullie kisses.

Alfie is crate trained, he pulls on the lead at first when walking.  The tendons in his left leg can be tight so he will get stiff if he doesn't get any exercise, but it doesn't cause any issues when walking.

Alfie does appear to have a few issues with his skin but we think this is diet related. Alfie is going to a foster home at the weekend and we will update his profile as soon as we have more details on his character.




If you think that Alfie could fit into your home and heart then please get in touch with Absolute by completing an application form (*adoption fee of £200.00 for Alfie will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)






 
Katie-Lou
Age : 16 months old
Spayed: Not yet/in season now
Chipped : Yes
Vaccinated : Yes
Good with dogs : Yes
Good with cats : Not known
Good with children : Yes 7+ 
Medical Issues : Occasional Dry Ear 
Area : Lancashire


Katie-Lou is being re homed because of her current owners work commitments meaning she is not getting the attention and exercise she needs.

Katie Lou lives with an English Bull Dog and there are other visiting dogs. When meeting them she just wants to play.Katie Lou is friendly with chicken although not test with cats or any other small furries.

Katie Lou currently lived with a child aged 3 - she quietens her behaviour when around children inside and outside and she is used to visiting children aged 3 upwards. Katie Lou does chew plants in pots and her bedding in her crate. She isn't food possessive.  She can be left for up to 3-4 hours in her crate and will happily settle without any bedding. 

Katie Lou used to try and argue with the hoover, but no longer tries this.


Katie-Lou walks well on the lead once she gets to know you. Current owner usually walks her without a lead and she stays by his side. When the assessor tried to take her for a walk on a collar/lead Katie Lou would not go further than the front gate and tried to back out of her collar. Once the current owner walked with me, she walked well on the lead without pulling. We would suggest that any adopter use a harness so she cannot back out of collar until she is used to her new home and family.

 She travels well in a car - usually sits in the back of Land Rover and sits looking out of the back window. She hasn't been crated or strapped to harness when in the car.

Katie-Lou is very excitable and barks with excitement. She barks at visitors and raises heckles, but it's all noise.   Her coat is in good condition with no sign of any skin problems. She is a good weight and does not appear to have any current health issues apart from getting dirty ears quite quickly and has had drops.from the vets to counter possible infections. 
Katie-Lou is a lovely dog and once settled will make a loyal addition to her new family.
If you think you can offer this lovely young lady her forever home please get in touch with Absolute by completing an application form (*adoption fee of £200.00 for Katie Lou will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)
 





Chunk
Age : 8 months old
Neutered: Yes
Chipped : Yes
Vaccinated : Yes
Good with dogs : Yes
Good with cats : Not known
Good with children : Yes 7+ 
Medical Issues :Bald Patches 
Area : Lancashire












Chunk is in need of a forever home with bullie experienced family.
 
Chunk is a really great puppy who needs routine. He was living with in a family who gave him no boundaries and he has ended up acting like a spoilt child, thinking he was the boss.  Chunk is now in foster and he is learning that he is not the boss and so his foster family are implementing the following rules for him:
When Chunk gets up in the morning he is overexcited and a jumpy puppy,  we turn our backs if he jumps up. He stops when you give him the rejection signal. It may not seem a big deal if you're a big adult, but it's important to get him out of the habit on behalf of small people. 

On a walk, he will stop pulling if you walk him briskly in the direction he doesn't want to go. He has two 1 hour walks a day. He only ever wants to play with other dogs, but his recall isn't good enough to have him off the lead, so this a work in progress. 

Chunk gets bored of training after 3 minutes, so we keep it short. 

He is fine at the front door - we don't let him jump on visitors. 

He lies on the floor because he is learning to be a dog. He would love to jump on the sofa, but where he's at this is a dominant behaviour, and it may cause other problems. His original family let him sleep in the bed, which was bad for the mindset of this particular dog.

Chunk went through a short phase of destruction but got over it when he was secure of his place in the family. 

He is given no treats unless training, and one sardine in a Kong toy, which he takes into his crate at night. He looks forward to this. He associates his crate with bullies favourite things, treats and sleep, so never shut him in it as a punishment. It's important for you that he loves his crate. He likes to go down at 9pm. Any later and he gets over-tired and silly. He gets up at 6.30pm. 

His diet is 2 cups of frozen tripe or 2 packs of Nature's chicken and 1 1/2 cups of kibble a day served as a small meal in the morning and a larger one at night. He is not eating brilliantly, either because he is hot or unsettled.He was used to human food at his previous home, so he may still be 'holding out for a roast'. 

Chunk has a skin condition which causes bald patches. The vet is trying a few things at the moment. It looks sore, but doesn't seem to trouble him. He had ringworm, but the hair on these patches is now growing back. 

Caution is needed around young children. He means well, but he puppy nips sometimes and can get panicked if someone shouts, cries or screams.

Chunk shows no signs of food aggression, or toy aggression. 
 
Chunk will need a firm but loving home. If you think you have the right home for him then please get in touch with Absolute by completing an application form (*adoption fee of £200.00 for Chunk will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)

 
**Adoption Pending**

Reggie
Age : 4 years old
Neutered: No
Chipped : Yes
Vaccinated : Yes
Good with dogs : Yes
Good with cats : Chases
Good with children : Yes 7+ 
Medical Issues : None 
Area : Coventry











This lovely boy Reggie is looking for a new home through no fault of his own.

The assessor was able to touch his ears and feet with no problem, was able to remove food from his bowl and mouth also with no problem. 

Reggie can pull hard on the lead as he is a big boy. He gets on well with other dogs - the assessor went for a walk with him and another bullie and he was happy to instigate play time but when the other dog showed she was not interested he did then leave her alone.  Reggie will chase cats but is good with Chickens. 

Reggie at present isn't left for any length of time by himself but on the occasions he has been left for a few hours he has been fine in his crate.  Reggie likes to travel in the car but does get a bit panicky and is sick sometimes. 
Reggie loves fuss and attention and was jumpy and vocal when the assessor stopped fussing him. He isnt being walked at the moment so taking this into consideration Reggie was well behaved. He is not bothered by loud noises.

Reggie is a very lovely boy and will make a fabulous addition to any family. 

  
If you have space in your home and heart for this chunky monkey bullie boy then please get in touch with Absolute by completing an application form  (*adoption fee of £175.00 for Reggie will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)





Tristan
Age : 6 years old
Neutered: Yes
Chipped : Yes
Vaccinated : Yes
Good with dogs : Yes/not socialised very much
Good with cats : Not tested
Good with children : No
Medical Issues : None 
Area : Glasgow










Tristan is a very handsome big boy weighing in over 35kg. He is in need of a new home due to him not adjusting very well to the arrival of a baby.  The assessor was advised that he gets a bit jealous and when the assessor spoke to the baby Tristan did start to show off so that he would get the assessors attention. He will also steal the baby's toys as he regards them as his own. The owners partner is terrified of the dog and Tristan takes full advantage of this and acts up, so he doesn’t actually get near baby, but no malice was shown at all whilst the assessor was present.

Tristan owner said he appeared friendly enough with other dogs, although he is always wary of Tristan getting into trouble and being blamed so he hasn't ever really let him interact with other dogs very much. The current owner thinks that as Tristan is very dominant he would not get on with male dogs but would be fine with a female (this was not tested at the time).  

Tristan has never lived with any other animal and will chase cats if they run.

Tristan is very rarely left alone, and if he is it's for short amounts of time. The owner advised that he has been left for up to 8 hours before with no problem.

Tristan did mouth the assessor whilst there and it took a telling off before he stopped, but he has a very short attention span so it wasn't long before he started again.
 
Tristan does guard his food and is usually left alone to eat his food. Tristan likes the hoover and tries to play with it and gets very excited.

Tristan was observed on a walk and although he pulls if he gets excited he did generally walk with a loose lead beside the owner. A harness and/or a lead and collar are sometimes used. He travels well in the car - is usually allowed to settle in the back without any harness.

The following is the assessors own statement about Tristan:

In all I found Tristan to be a very nice dog and was almost tempted to keep him myself.

The owner is very strict with some things, the entire time I was there he kept telling dog off, to get down, settle etc, I told him to just leave him as he was fine, but you could see he was worried. I personally feel the dog is not overly dominant as the owner advised, but is very intelligent and will take full advantage of someone he considers weak. 

Tristan is also a very large bullie, easily one of the largest I have ever came across. He is also overweight. He is fed dry kibble and canned dog meat, several times a day, and I strongly suspect that contributes to the hyper problem. 

I asked about allergies and skin problems, was told he had them as a youngster but nothing since 2, however I noted a red patch on his stomach, I would say probably a grass allergy, as local parks in the surround areas had all been cut recently.  He also had a small amount of discharge from one eye, nothing bad just needed cleaning off and he had a bald patch near where his tail joins his body.   I pushed and pulled at him quite a bit to see how he reacts, was a bit tender in left ear, and he didn’t want me to poke about in it, but he just pulled away and tried to turn it to play. His teeth are quite yellow, probably due to diet. He let me in his mouth and rub his other ear no problem. 

He was actually just a very exuberant dog (in the usual bullie way), who I would say was overweight, not getting enough exercise. The owner obviously loves Tristan but he was nervous the whole time I was there, even though I told him I would push a few of the dogs boundaries and not to panic or worry if he reacted badly. I have done numerous assessments so am well used to different levels of aggression, and the owners nervousness again seemed to me to clarify that they tiptoed around dog some of the time and were super strict the rest of the time. They have converted a large cupboard to a kennel, and the only dog toys and bed I seen were in the cupboard, so I suspect he spends some time in there, just a baby gate on front, no door or anything. 

Tristan just kept trying to get me to play, and excited very easily. When I was ignoring him he tried reversing on to my knee a few times to sit, but when pushed off was just a jolly excitable chap. His nails are in good short condition so I think he gets exercised on short leash walks, and he needs to be able to let off some steam.

Whilst out walking he walked past other dogs with a cursory glance, but owner crossed road, dog didn’t seem bothered actually, so his socialisation will need a little work I think.

There was no aggression at all. I didn't see any of the usual bully traits while I was there, and the owner said he hasn’t tranced or done bullie runs for a few years, which is quite sad. I feel there is a very nice personality in there just waiting to pop out.  Tristan does food guard, but the owners have contributed to it also by leaving the room. He didn’t growl or anything while I was there, just stiffened a small amount, but I didn’t go whole hog and remove his food bowl as the owner was getting quite stressed, so that will maybe need some work.

In the hands of an experienced bullie owner this dog will thrive. It will for sure, take time and effort to get him used to the rules and he will definitely need a firm hand but with lots of positive reassurance, good food and exercise he will be a thoroughly wonderful companion.

If you have a child free home and experience of handling a bullie boy and would like to show your interest please get in touch with Absolute by completing an application form  (*adoption fee of £150.00 for Tristan will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)







Floyd
Age : 2 years old
Neutered: Yes
Chipped : No
Vaccinated : Yes, next due August
Good with dogs : Yes, careful introduction
Good with cats : Not tested
Good with children : Not lived with/Yes
Medical Issues : None known
Area : Lancashire










Floyd is in need of a new home through no fault of his own. His owners works hours have increased to the point the Floyd is being crated for up to 8 hours a day. 

When meeting other dogs Floyd is very lively and rather over the top, but there is no malice at all its just a case of much over excitement. With regular exercise and stimulation this should calm down. Due to this however any introduction to other dogs should be supervised as they may not appreciate being bounced upon. 

Floyd does get a grass rash, but his owners use Sudocream when it appears and it then gone by the next day.

Floyd hasnt lived with any other animals and he does chase cats.

Children do not live with Floyd permanently but they do visit at weekends (aged 12, 8 & 2) , so he is used to them being around and will sit on command to take a treat from them. We do think however, that he would tend to be cheeky and take food from their hands if he thought he could get away with it. He is bouncy, boisterous and so we would would recommend that he is re-homed with children aged 7 years plus. 

The assessor said that Floyd was happy to be touched on the mouth and ears with no problems, he doesn't appear to have any issues with food or separation and doesn't seem overly talkative.


Floyd is crate trained for his own safety as the current owner feels he would chew anything he could find. Floyd doesn't like Hoover's - he will bark and attack it and he also doesn't like fireworks.

Floyd bounces like Tigger when first out on his harness, he will pull to chase the children or any other dogs but if you have a treat in your hand you can get his attention. He took no notice of walking horses although we have a feeling that if they were to pass running he would consider this a game of chase. Floyd does not have any recall so cant be allowed off the lead, he also can become quite stubborn and will just lay in the grass and won't move until he is ready.

Floyd is a great character, very lively, bouncy, boisterous, will happily work for treats. He does know some commands but this could be worked on althought he seems very quick to learn. Floyd needs space to run to burn off that bullie energy and some attention spent on him - he could potentially make a fantastic family pet if boundaries are given and manners taught.

If you think you can offer Floyd what he needs then please get in touch with Absolute by completing an application form  (*adoption fee of £200.00 for Floyd will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)




**Adoption Pending**

Bailey
Age : 9 months old on 24th July 14
Neutered: Yes
Chipped : Yes
Vaccinated : Yes
Good with dogs : Yes
Good with cats : No 
Good with children : Yes 10+
Medical Issues : None known
Area : Southport






Bailey is a young handsome boy who needs a new home due to not getting on with the resident pussy cat or the neighbours bunny rabbit which he managed to pin down (but didnt injure) when he escaped from his own garden.

The assessor was able to check bailey over and found no health issues, he seemed very healthy, coat was clean, his eyes teeth and ears all found fine. 
 
Bailey is crate trained and can be left for up to 4 hours a day. In his current home he has access to the garden most of the day and likes to go out and play. Bailey will chew given the opportunity but can be occupied by being given toys to play with. He can play rough as most bullies like to but he does stop when commanded to calm down or stop.

Bailey is walked on a nylon harness and always wears a collar - he does pull when walking but this is improving as he training continues.  He is used to travelling in the boot of a car (no crate or harness). 

Bailey will chase the hoover, lawn mower and mop but loud noises don't bother/scare him at all.

Bailey is well socialised with other dogs, he plays and greets other dogs without any issues. He also loves the company  of  adults and children. He can be bouncy and boisterous so would need not be watched with any younger children.
 
Bailey does tail spin sometimes but doesn't show any anxiety issues or possessiveness with
toys. He has grumbled if he has a bone/treat and another resident dog goes over and takes a look but he hasn't snapped at them.  He is monitored whilst eating to ensure all dogs eat their own meals without issues. He will sit and stay whilst waiting for dinner and eat when told it's okay.

Bailey is a typical Bullie, happy, bouncy and playful. We think he would benefit some one on one attention so that he continuously keeps learning to become a well balanced bullie gentleman. He will make somebody an excellent forever friend.



If you think you can Bailey boy his forever home then please get in touch with Absolute by completing an application form  (*adoption fee of £200.00 for Bailey will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)





Bella
Age : 8 months old
Neutered: No
Chipped : No
Vaccinated : No
Good with dogs : No
Good with cats : No 
Good with children : Yes 10+
Medical Issues : None known
Area : Gillingham






Bella is a sweet little girl. She is small in size due to her mum being a mini bull terrier and her dad being a staffordshire bull terrier. 

Bella hasn't had the best start as her mum (the female bullie) hasn't really accepted her as she has gotten older. 

Bella will try to run away from confrontation. She has previously jumped over a 5ft fence previously (which had some bricks in front it, allowing her to go up and over). 

We have dog tested Bella and she didn't react to the dog introduced to her at first, but after a short amount of time she did then react to him without giving any warning.  This could just be her fear/expectation of another dog being aggressive towards her but we believe this can be worked on however, for now she will need to be re-homed as an only dog.

Bella lives with children, the youngest being 8 years old. She will snatch food from hands so we have recommended that she can live with children who are 10+ years old. 
Bella needs someone who is willing to give her the time and love she deserves, she does like to cuddle up with you and being small she can easily be scooped her up in your arms and plonked on your lap. She also loves playing with her own toys.
 
Bella has not yet had her 1st season and so spaying her will be become part of the agreement with anyone who takes her on. We will check up on this and require confirmation from a vet that it's been done.

If you think you can offer this young lady a home where she will be loved, given guidance for good manners and peace to grow her confidence then please get in touch with Absolute by completing an application form  (*adoption fee of £100.00 for Bella will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)
 


**Adoption Pending**
Neo
Age : 3 (Dec 2010)
Neutered: Yes
Chipped : Yes
Vaccinated : No
Good with dogs : See below
Good with cats : No 
Good with children : Yes 10+
Medical Issues : Skin issue
Area : Cambridgeshire





Neo is a beautiful light fawn colour and is 3 years of age. He was well socialised with dogs and older children until an incident occurred with another animal that was off the lead which lead to his owners loosing their confidence in a social situation and they have not walked him since. For those of you who have experience with this breed will understand that Neo getting no exercise is simply causing him to get frustrated and being boisterous through boredom. 

Neo has a friendly nature and didn't showing any signs of worry when the assessor was in the house. 

 
Neo is crate trained and can be left for a couple of hours at a time. He does not chew anything apart from his own toys, he does not appear to react to loud noises or cars but does shows interest in chasing bicycles. He really doesn't like the hoover or going to the vets (past injections have had to be done in the waiting room). 

Neo does pull strongly on the lead when walking. He travels well in the car without a crate (he is happy to settle and snooze). 

Neo is a bright boy and has learnt to open door handles and so his previous owner changed handles to door knobs. 

The following information is from Neo's foster family:

Neo is a smashing bullie boy but he does some things to learn. Neo was not toilet trained when he arrived, but since being with us he has learnt to ask to go outside and on most occasions he gets it right.

Neo has been taken to the vets for a well being check and was found to have a skin condition
and treatment has been started for this. Neo we think had been crated for very long periods, possibly most of his life. His teeth are ground down and some are missing. He has has some scars on his face and legs, and some hair loss due to wearing an electronic collar with (probes) digging into his neck to stop him from barking. The collar has been removed and destroyed and since then he has stopped barking.

Neo is frightened to go very far on walks, it’s as if he has a fear of the outside world. I have tried to introduce Neo to other dogs, but he became so upset at the time that we have left it for now.   I have tried to settle Neo with Tess my bullie but it has not gone very well and so Neo needs to be homed as an only dog.

Neo has been good with children when they have visited. 

Neo does require a lot of time and attention but he is relatively young dog so some of his ways can be worked on if you have the experience.  If I didn't have Tess I would keep Neo.

Absolute are looking for a pet free family with bullie experience. Neo is a bright boy and we are confident that in the right home he could settle down and let his past bad experiences fade into the background with good experiences taking their place. 



If you think you can provide Neo with his forever home please get in touch and complete an application form  (*adoption fee of £175.00 for Neo will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)





Eric

Age : 6 years old
Neutered: Yes
Chipped : Yes
Vaccinated : Yes
Good with dogs : No only dog
Good with cats : Unknown in house /shows interest if they move
Good with children : Yes older
Medical Issues :  Dry Eye
Area : Nottingham










Through no fault of his own Eric is looking for an experienced bullie lover to become his forever human.

Eric is a big softy and very human friendly and loves meeting new people for slobbery kisses and cuddles. He is brilliant in the house and knows the main commands (sit, down, wait etc.) although he is much more obedient when treats are involved! He has never messed in the house and is well behaved in the garden – he loves to sunbathe whenever possible! Eric is super with food and treats and doesn't guard his food. He loves playing with his toys (only Kong Extreme will survive more than 2 seconds!) Tennis balls are also a favourite to play with and then destroy!

He is very clever and so needs a firm hand and constant boundaries; give him an inch and he’ll take a mile!! He can get into swing-top bins and will eat anything that smells remotely like a treat and has had to have surgery to remove a large object from his stomach earlier this year but has recovered very well. Good job he loves the vets!

Eric can happily be left on his own for 6 – 8 hours as he loves nothing more than snoozing!  However he is always happy for you to return home and give him lots of fuss.

Eric loves walking and is currently walked at least twice a day. He can pull initially but responds well to correction and settles down quickly, walking to heel on a loose lead. Eric is good with smaller/non-alpha dogs but can occasionally be a bit confrontational with larger/alpha dogs, however he walks happily with a muzzle if he’s on a walk where there may be a lot of unknown dogs off their lead. Eric has a longer lead too and loves playing, however his recall isn’t great and so he should always stay on a lead for walking.

Eric sleeps in his crate at night and is used to all the usual household and car noises, not being bothered by the hoover, thunder or fireworks. He travels well and loves being in the car. He will bark at a knock at the door but quickly calms on command and once he has been ‘thanked’ for being a good guard dog!

He is a typical bullie and does tail spin sometimes and loves being the centre of attention and generally being a clown! His owners are devastated to have to re-home him as he is such a loveable and well behaved bullie. His previous fosterer's had issues with him with another dog in the house and so Eric must be the only pet at home.

If you think you have space in your pet free home for this gorgeous bullie boy, then  please get in touch by completing an Absolute application form. (*adoption fee of £150.00 for Eric will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)







Diesel

Age : 2-5 years old
Neutered: Yes
Chipped : Yes
Vaccinated : Yes
Good with dogs : No only dog
Good with cats : No
Good with children : No
Medical Issues :  None known
Area : West Calder











Diesel is a lovely bullie cross boy who is currently under the care of The Dog's Trust. The following information has been passed to us following their assessments:

Likes and dislikes: Diesel is an energetic, playful lad who loves going for long walks and he travels well in the car. Diesel is house-trained and should be happy at home alone for a few hours once settled.

Type of home needed: Diesel would like an active adult home with owners who are able to keep with him and are able to settle him into a new routine. Although he enjoys the active life style, he is happy to snuggle up in a pile of his blankets and have a snooze. With his cheeky grin that will always make you smile and his playful nature he will make a fun companion. He would benefit from an owner who have had bull breeds before, who know and love the breed.

 

Diesel is a handsome boy and he knows it!!! - when the camera is out he will pose for you. He will make a fun and loving pet in an adult home. He would like to be the only pet so all the fuss can be on him.






If you think you could give this cheeky chap a home of his own then please get in touch by completing an Absolute application form. We will then pass your information over. (*adoption fee to The Dog's Trust will apply)




 
Jack

Age : 10 years old
Neutered: No
Chipped : Yes
Vaccinated : Yes
Good with dogs : No
Good with cats : No
Good with children : Yes
Medical Issues :  Cyst on ear/Tablets
Area : Preston






Jack is in need of re-homing through no fault of his own - his owner is ill and cannot take care of him any longer. He is at present well loved and cared for and the decision to re-home his has been hard to make.

Jack is good natured, he is a loving and relaxed boy who is probably just not getting quite as much exercise as he should at the moment, but certainly likes cuddles/affection in the way bullies do.

Jack can be left for 4-5 hours with no issues. He is not crate trained but doesn't/hasn't chewed anything indoors -  but does like to find branches/stones to play with/chew when out and about walking. Jack walks well on a lead (never used a harness). He also travels well in the car, although he is used to sitting on front seat as used to go out with owners son for the day in a van

Jack doesn't like fireworks and in the past has been given calming tablets for the week or so around that time of year. 

Unfortunately Jack is not good with any other dogs or cats, however has been fine around children. Grandchilden of the owner and a neighbours 6 year old have visited (never lived with) and all has been fine.

Jack loves finding pebbles and bricks so you would need to be aware of this and make sure he is not left unsupervised in a garden area. You can take items and food away from him with no issues. Jack does not suffer from any separation anxiety and there is no tail spinning issues.




If you think you could give the very gorgeous Jack a pet free, relaxed home then please get in touch by completing an Absolute application form. (*adoption fee of £50.00 for Jack will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)




**Adoption Pending**

 
Napoleon

Age : 6 years old
Neutered: Not yet
Chipped : No
Vaccinated : No
Good with dogs : Yes
Good with cats : Not tested
Good with children : To excitable for young
Medical Issues : None 
Area : Devon


Napoleon is one of the boys we rescued from really awful conditions in May of this year (see the ABT ICU page), he has now put on some weight and medical issues have been resolved. We have found this handsome lad to be very friendly, he loves nothing better than to be scratched, patted, stroked, however you do have to be a firm minded person to take him on or he will be extremely quick to take advantage in the only way a bullie can. His playtime needs to be controlled and carried out in short sessions as he gets very happy and excited and this can quickly boil over into difficult behaviour if allowed. He is a also a fairly chunky chap now he's up to his correct weight and so with rules and guidelines in place he will learn to adjust as time goes along. 

Napoleon will sit and wait for you to put his food down and is also happy to sit for treats and we feel that due to his background he will be the type of dog that thrives on routine so this type of discipline will need to be continued.

Napoleon walks well on a short lead but will need more practice if you want to use a flexi/lunge lead due to him getting so very excited and then charging around. 

Due to Napoleon's capacity to get very excited (and this is probably due to spending most of his life in a cage with no stimulation) we are only going to re-home him with someone with bully experience and into a family with no young children.

Napoleon has not shown any aggression to either of the bullies he lives with/spends time around and has been fine around the chickens (who have been known to pinch food from his bowl while he's eating), and any dog we have met whilst out and about. However, he will bark & whine when he wants to go and say hello. Napoleon has alot of love to give and any person that gives him the routine/guidance he needs along with the love and affection all bullies crave he will repay you a thousandfold.


If you think you could give Napoleon the life he deserves then please get in touch by completing an Absolute application form. (*adoption fee of £150.00 for Napoleon will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)

We are always happy to register people who are looking to re-home a (or pairs of) Bull Terrier. Due to the quick turn around sometimes required, we don't always have the opportunity to get all of the bullies loaded to the website. Please fill in an application form even if you don't think any of the dogs currently shown here match your requirements. Once we receive your application, and your home check is complete (and deemed satisfactory) we do hold your details, and so are then ready to call you straight away if a dog comes in that we feel would suit you.





George

Age : 2 years old (as of Nov 13')
Neutered: Yes
Chipped : No
Vaccinated : Not up to date 
Good with dogs : No
Good with cats : Not tested
Good with children : Not tested
Medical Issues : None 
Area : Surrey

We would like to introduce gorgeous George to you. This young man needs a bullie experienced home. George has been assessed in his home environment and out on a walk by a qualified behaviourist. At present George appears to be nervous of strangers and anxious around other dogs.

When the assessor arrived George was unsure and started barking however, this was not addressed by the owner and they instead gave him affection.  The assessor believes his anxiety is being nurtured rather than being stopped but that they could be improved/reversed with time.

George appears to live happily with another bull terrier, but at present its likely we will look for a new home for him as the only dog. However, if the right home, with right experience came up, but they already had a dog we would still consider this providing a very slow introduction can be provided.

George can be destructive when left alone but we feel this is due to being bored and also a dominance issue from him believing that he hasn't given the family permission to leave him.

When out walking George was a bit anxious of the other dogs who accompanied, but he didn't show any aggression (although this was possibly due him also being very wary of the assessor at the other end of the lead). His current owners advised he would usually growl or bark back at other dogs and so we believe his aggression is fear/anxiety based. 

George is not crate trained.  George loves playing fetch and playing tug. He is extremely affectionate and cuddly in the special bullie way and he does know basic commands of sit, wait, paw, down & bed.

If you think you have the experience, time and patience to give this young man the confidence and schooling he needs then please get in touch by completing an Absolute application form. (*adoption fee of £175.00 for George will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)






Chilli

Age : 4 years
Spayed: Yes
Chipped : Yes
Vaccinated : Yes
Good with dogs : No
Good with cats : No/Chases
Good with children: Yes 14+
Medical Issues : None 
Area : Bedfordshire











The lovely Chilli is looking for a bullie experienced family to give her a permanent home.

She does have some issues that will need working on :

Chilli doesn't tend to like larger dogs/females of her own size. She tends to ignore smaller dogs but will pull to get to larger dogs. She has lived with a bullie male with no issues. 

Chilli will bark if left outside, her spinning can be excessive (her tail was partially removed to help reduce this) and she also guards her toys, she gets very excited and will jump all over any visitors. 

She currently sleeps downstairs at night and can be left for a maximum of 4 hours. She doesn't like loud noises; the hoover, strimmer and lawn mower, however is not to reactive to fireworks.

Chilli walks well on harness unless sees a cat or another dog and she is used to being crated when travelling in the car.

She is currently fed on Wainwrights fry food with liquidised vegetables and also fish/sardines once/twice a week. She currently has and hour and half walk a day (is not allowed off the lead).

Chilli will need a home as an only dog, with someone/family who either has experience of working with difficult bullies or someone who can work with a behaviourist to improve on the spinning and possessiveness with food/toys.

If you think you can provide Chilli with all that she needs then please get in touch by completing an Absolute application form. (*adoption fee of £150.00 for Chilli will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)


    






Orange

Age : 13 months old
Spayed: Yes
Chipped : Yes
Vaccinated : Yes
Good with dogs : Yes (calm)
Good with cats : No
Good with children : No
Medical Issues : None known
Area : East Sussex

Orange is 13 months old, is spayed and micro chipped. She has been fed with quality pet food (Lily's Kitchen dry food) all her life, has  been exercised twice daily and is a healthy pup.

Orange will only be placed in an adult home. Homes with children, and no experience of Bull Terriers will not be considered.  
Orange is not a easy dog, so we organised for a professional to carry out the assessment on our behalf in order to get a true and honest opinion. Please read the assessment carefully. Orange needs a very very experienced owner.

This is the full assessment:
 
'Hi, I went and assessed Orange today in Brighton.......well.......what a complicated little dog!!!    Good with other dogs, in my opinion would benefit from the company of another dog - a well balanced, calm, relaxed dog. Breed doesn't matter, it wouldn't have to be another bullie. 

She is scared *sh*tless* of 'strange' people. Took AGES for her to even walk next to me, I literally had to drag her down the road on the way to the park and she only started walking half properly on the return journey! This dog will need a LONG time to build any sort of relationship and have any degree of trust! Probably months to build some real trust. I was there for 2 hours - she was very anxious and unsure the whole time and she never 'warmed' to me - even when she decided she could walk next to me she was still very wary and kept a close eye on me. 

I got to witness her resource guarding - and I floored her for it. Her owners are scared of her and this is basically why I think she is how she is - she knows she gets what she wants by lunging and snapping. When she showed aggression and I disciplined her, she accepted me putting her on her side and stayed there - but basically out of fear and not respect. 

So....my assessment is this: - She is a very emotionally complicated dog - so she needs an experienced owner/fosterer. She needs discipline and standing up to when she becomes aggressive to let her know it won't be tolerated and get her what she wants - and I think that in the right hands she will quickly realise that she won't get her own way by showing aggression, and then I think she will stop showing aggression fairly quickly! - BUT, the discipline can't be too firm. What I did to her was effective, and stopped her aggression in it's tracks, but I think in a new home/foster situation what I did was too much and would cause set backs in building her confidence and trust in her fosterer/new owner - so there's a very fine line between being too soft and forgiving, and giving her too much discipline - certainly for the first few months while she really settles in and builds a relationship. 

She also needs someone with a fairly soft demeanour who isn't over-bearing and who she won't see as a threat, because she has a very timid, anxious personality. She will also need socialising with people and 'de-sensitising' to meeting new people, to try and make her less anxious of new people - but this will take months and months and months. She's a nice dog - but definitely not an easy one!'


After reading through the assessment, if you feel you have the confidence, experience, patience & knowledge to be able to offer Orange a forever home, please contact a member of the team at Absolute Bull Terriers or complete an Absolute application form. (*adoption fee of £200.00 for Orange will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)





**Adoption Pending**

Rosie

Age : 5 years old
Spayed: Yes
Chipped : Yes
Vaccinated : Yes (no boosters)
Good with dogs : Some, will be homed as only dog
Good with cats : No
Good with children: Yes 10+
Medical Issues : None known
Area : Oxford



Rosie was picked up as a stray outside Coventry hospital in 2013, and was released to Absolute by the Coventry dog warden. At the time she had recently had pups, had burns on her feet and was very underweight.

Upon further assessment Rosie was found to have a number of blisters on the pads of her feet. She was assessed with other dogs and was found to be fine with both male and females. There were no food aggression issues. She travelled well in a car (although only small journeys were made) - she did guard the car from unknown passing people but was fine with people and other dogs in the car.

Rosie is a small standard and was being fed 4 small meals a day to due to be being underweight. She had some sore spots on her rears legs - nothing to serious as the wounds were closed and healing.

We thought she would prefer a relatively quiet home perhaps with other calmer dogs and older children.

Rosie was then re-homed in 2013/2014 but unfortunately due to a marriage breakdown she has come back into rescue with Absolute as per the adoption agreement.


Rosie is now in foster and we have gained this up to date assessment:

Rosie is lively, and loves to play ball. She can be a bit demanding and vocal when playing or thinks that she should be playing!. She is a very clever girl - she is quite good with obedience, she will sit, wait etc. however the the 'wait quietly' is a work in progress again. Rosie is crate trained.
 
Rosie does get worried if left in the garden alone sometimes - she prefers to be with others and then she is happy to play or just investigate/snuffle about.  Rosie tries to goad the foster parents into playing with her, if they don't play she will take a shoe and use it to knock her ball around. She doesn't chew the shoe but bats the ball around with it.  Rosie seems a little nervous in the car and also at the vets, no aggression just overexcited and stressed but then was fine when she realised she was coming home. 

Rosie needs an active owner to bring out the real Rosie and she does deserve to be an only dog so that she can soak up all the love & attention. She is a little boisterous with the baby (18 months old), nothing nasty just full on with excitement.  She does try to play rough with men - this behaviour is new since coming back to the foster home but as long as she has firm rules and enough stimulation this will be sufficient guidance for her. There is no malice in her but lack of exercise makes her appear full on all the time. 
Due to Rosie going into foster, being adopted, then coming back to foster we will be very careful to ensure she is placed into her forever home...this lady deserves to settle down and be adored by her humans.

If you think you can offer Rosie her last forever home then please get in touch by completing an Absolute application form. (*adoption fee of £150.00 for Rosie will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)




Leo

Age : 5 years old
Neutered: Yes
Chipped : Yes
Vaccinated : Yes (no boosters)
Good with dogs : Only with females 
Good with cats : No experience
Good with children: Yes 13+
Medical Issues : None known
Area : Wigan






















The lovely Leo is in need of a new home through no fault of his own. He is a healthy boy who has been neutered and chipped. Leo has a kennel enclosure that he stays in for part of the day whilst his current owner is at work (7/8 hours) and comes in during the evenings (he is not crated indoors). Leo has lived with a female dog and has been fine but he does not like other male dogs.  He has no experience of being around/living with children or cats at all and so we have recommended that he is only re-homed with older/teenage children and a cat free home. Leo has never chewed or damaged anything in house as he has never been left inside alone. Leo will sometimes chase the hoover and doesn't like the lawnmower.  Leo is walked regularly and does pull for the 1st 5 minutes then calms down and walks nicely. Leo is fine travelling in a car - he will either sit in the boot or the seat. From the assessors observations Leo is well looked after, seems to be a well behaved and obedient boy, however will need a bullie experienced home. 







If you think you can offer Leo his forever home then please get in touch by completing an Absolute application form. (*adoption fee of £150.00 for Leo will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page) 

We are always happy to register people who are looking to re-home a (or pairs of) Bull Terrier. Due to the quick turn around sometimes required, we don't always have the opportunity to get all of the bullies loaded to the website. Please fill in an application form even if you don't think any of the dogs currently shown here match your requirements. Once we receive your application, and your home check is complete (and deemed satisfactory) we do hold your details, and so are then ready to call you straight away if a dog comes in that we feel would suit you.





Ty

Age : 5 years old
Neutered: Yes
Chipped : Yes
Vaccinated : Yes
Good with dogs : Not socialised
Good with cats :No tested
Good with children: yes 7+
Medical Issues : Dry eye drops/grass rash
Area : Northamptonshire










Ty is a big boy bullie boy (more to cuddle in our opinion!)

Ty was suffering from dry eye when he first came into foster, but after a visit to the vets to get some antibiotic drops it has cleared up. His current foster parents occasionally give him dry eye drops to assist his eyes with lubrication.   Ty is also also known to come out in a rash when he has been in long grass, he currently has daily Piriton for this and also cod liver oil capsules which work fine.

We don't think that Ty has ever had much contact with other dogs - he appears very curious and wants to say hello but due to his size people/some dogs can be wary. On the occasions that he has met other dogs, he has shown no aggression, but does the usual sniffing and then will happily run around playing with them.
 
 

Ty currently lives with children aged 1, 7 and 9. He is mostly calm around them and is quite happy to be petted/stroked/loved by them. Obviously in bullie style he can get quite giddy with excitement so you do need to be watchful with younger children as he can be clumsy.

Ty appears to prefer male human company. He tends to be more obedient with males and will prefer to sit with men over females. Ty's previous owner was a man and so this may just be a comfort thing for him. 
Ty was previously left for up to 12 hours a day by his owner, but now he is left for 4/5 hours maximum and doesn't seem to mind this alone time at all. Ty has only played with/chewed his own toys.

He seems to fairly unreactive to noises, hoover, washing machine, cars, bikes etc and only seems to react to other dogs barking (probably due to not having any experience of it in his puppy-hood). He loves to travel by car and he prefers to be a front seat rider (he will sit in the back if he has company but prefers to be upfront!)

Ty is a very friendly loving bullie boy, very typical of the breed and he is well behaved. He is a lazy boy who loves to lounge about either on his bed or with his human companions!! He has a beautiful nature and totally deserves a family of his own.


If you think you can give this big lazy huggable boy a forever home of his own please complete an application form. (*adoption fee of £150.00 for Ty will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)






Cleo

Age : 8 years old
Neutered: No
Chipped : Yes
Vaccinated : No
Good with dogs : Re-home as only dog 
Good with cats : Tends to ignore 
Good with children : No
Medical Issues : None known 
Area : Ipswitch

Cleo is a lovely girl who has a pedigree background - the current owners have all the documents (currently stored in the loft) for her including the microchip details.  Cleo is a healthy girl who has had only one bout of kennel cough approximately 4 years ago with no other health issues since. 

Cleo walks on a half check lead: She pulls excitedly to start with but then usually calms down and walks steadily depending on who and what she meets along the way. She tends to pull away from other dogs and likes to be left alone. If a loose dog approaches threateningly she will pin them down but has never drawn blood. Cleo does get on well with the other family dogs but often walks away preferring her own space. Although Cleo’s recall is generally good she can only be allowed off her leash when there's no one else (including dogs) around- for fear of her reaction without control of a lead. She does require more freedom but this is rarely possible in her current home.


Cleo's current family used to have a cat which Cleo was scared of.  As with dogs she tends to ignore them when out on walks if they are just sitting still but we are not sure of her reaction if a cat came too close or ran by. Cleo's only experience of meeting other small pets was a rabbit owned by a family member – Cleo showed no aggression but licked it!

Cleo does growl every time the children in the home (aged 5 and 2) approach. She is slightly better with the quieter older child, but is very wary of the 2 year old who of course demands attention and can be noisy. We have been assured that Cleo has never nipped either of the children. She acts like a ‘grumpy old lady’ who just wants to be left alone. She was with the family before the children were born and appears to resent their presence and the attention given to them. The assessor diverted the children’s attention for a short while by giving them some paper to draw a picture of Cleo and during this time Cleo enjoyed a neck & ear rub. She allowed the assessor to playfully pull her tail, pick her feet up, nuzzle up to her face and there wasn’t a murmur let alone a growl – she just came back for more until the children returned to which she responded by leaving the room again.

Cleo barked when the assessor arrived and she was obviously wary of a stranger entering the house.  She was restrained at first but soon became friendly once she was spoken to. Upon offering hands for her to sniff she did growl but this was accompanied by a wagging tail. Cleo was then quite happy to stay for a cuddle until the children came in.
 
 
Cleo is not a chewer but does tend to drag her bedding around so she has a single duvet with a duvet cover over it.  Cleo is currently left alone for approximately 6-8 hours and appears to enjoy being on her own but she does seem to miss the family when they go on holiday. Cleo travels well in the car.

Cleo allows adults to take food/a bone away from her but does growl at the children. She does occasionally tail spin and can become obsessed by her ball. She is frightened of fireworks and dislikes the hoover. 

The assessor feels that Cleo is a lovely dog that needs a home with no little children or other dogs. She is not aggressive, however does need some assistance with socialising with other dogs so that her walks/exercise/play time can be enjoyed more without being fearful. She would be very happy to be the sole recipient of love & attention.
 
The current owners are a lovely family and the decision to re-home Cleo has been very difficult, however they want the best for her. If you feel you can offer this lovely lady a home of her own where she can bask in peaceful love and attention then please let us know by completing an application form.  (*adoption fee of £50.00 for Cleo will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)




Peppa

Age : 16 Months (as of May 2014)
Spayed: Yes
Chipped : Yes
Vaccinated : Yes
Good with dogs : No
Good with cats : Yes
Good with children: Yes 8+
Medical Issues : Sensitive Tummy
Area : Chatham Kent



 








Peppa is a white female approximately 16 months old. She has been spayed, microchipped and is up to date with her vaccinations including kennel cough and has been wormed every three months.

Peppa is house trained (she lets you know when she wants to go out and will tap the door to get back in) and crate trained. The commands she knows include sit, wait/stay, down (this takes some persuasion) and re-call. Peppa has LOTS of energy (even for bull terrier!) and requires at least an hour and a half walking per day minimum.

Peppa will need to remain on a lead at all times as she is not good with any other dogs. She loves to play with squeaky tennis balls (Kong Air) and will happily play fetch for hours on end, although care should be taken as she occasionally chases the ball so enthusiastically she can end up grazing herself or biting her tongue. 

Peppa loves to be the centre of attention and
loves cuddles. She loves human contact and will happily follow you around the house as she loves to be involved in everything. 

She hasn't been destructive and is usually left with a Kong toy/similar toy to satisfy her if she feels the need to play or chew. She has been known to examine the contents of a handbag if left on the floor. 

Peppa has no known ailments although, due to her energy and enthusiasm in everything she does, she can occasionally graze herself. She has quite a sensitive stomach and care should be taken over her diet. She eats Arden Grange chicken and rice dry food and it's recommended by her current owners that this is continued. Peppa should not be given foods with colouring or human foods apart from cooked meat and raw carrots (which she loves).

Peppa currently lives with 2 cats. She would be fine living with relaxed cats that are used to dogs.  Due to Peppa's lively nature and the fact that she is still mouthing occasionally, she will not be homed with small or nervous children. 

Peppa can be left up to 4 hours but no longer.

Peppa's reaction to other dogs when she encounters them can be quite overwhelming - she will bark and make a general fuss, throw herself around and also lunges to the point where her front feet are off the ground.  Peppa will need someone who is experienced and willing to start from scratch and work hard at dealing with this behaviour (or perhaps even willing to get professional assistance) in order for it to be corrected over time.  If you can see past this hurdle, have the time and the patience to help Peppa then she could be the girl for you.

If you think you can offer Peppa her forever home then please get in touch with Absolute by completing an application form (*adoption fee of £200.00 for Peppa will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)





We are always happy to register people who are looking to re-home a (or pairs of) Bull Terrier. Due to the quick turn around sometimes required, we don't always have the opportunity to get all of the bullies loaded to the website. Please fill in an application form even if you don't think any of the dogs currently shown here match your requirements. Once we receive your application, and your home check is complete (and deemed satisfactory) we do hold your details, and so are then ready to call you straight away if a dog comes in that we feel would suit you.


 



Lolly

Age : 3 years old
Spayed: Yes
Chipped : Not known
Vaccinated :Not known
Good with dogs : No
Good with cats : No
Good with children : Yes 13+ 
Medical Issues :None known
Area : Battersea





Lolly is an English Bull Terrier cross. She is a real sweetheart of a girl, with a fantastic personality. She absolutely adores a cuddle and a fuss and will try to sit on your lap for snuggles! On the other hand, she has lots of energy and loves being kept busy when on walks – she would play fetch all day if she could! 
 
Lolly is very trainable as she loves her food. She already knows SIT, DOWN, both PAWS, STAY, DROP and BED. She loves playing with toys and playing search games with food, which keeps her mind busy! 

Lolly has been responding well to further training, as she can be vocal on seeing other dogs. She is very friendly when meeting dogs, but needs new owners who are committed to helping her through this issue. As she needs this consistent training, it is best that she is the only dog in her new home, so that her new owners can concentrate on her. 

 Lolly is a house trained, although may need a few reminders when she first gets home/in new surroundings. She is looking for owners who are around for the majority of the day, as she has found kennel life stressful and may take a little time to settle into her new home. With some further guidance, Lolly will be a fantastic addition to her new family.

If you think you can provide this lovely girl a family to call her own please get in touch and complete an application form  (*adoption fee of £100.00 for Lolly will be payable on completion of the adoption)









Lola


Age : 5-6 years
Spayed :
Yes

Chipped : Yes
Good with dogs :
Homed as an only dog 

Good with cats : No
Medical issues :
None

Good with children: 10+
Area : West Midlands

Lola is 5 and a half years old and has a truly loving nature, Although she does require a firm hand. Lola we feel would be better suited to children of 10+ years due to her being like a bullie in a china shop at times. She would be best as an only dog as she is very lively. Her previous owner advised that she has never had any health issues.


 
Lola can be left with no problems, she is good on short car journeys. She loves nothing more than to sit and have a cuddle.


If you would like to offer Lola her forever home please contact us by completing the application form (*adoption fee of £150.00 for Lola will be payable on completion of the adoption, please see the bottom of the page)

















Adoption Fee:

£225 for a Bull Terrier under 6 months
£200 for a Bull Terrier 6-18 months
£175  for a Bull Terrier 19 months up to 4 years
£150 for a Bull Terrier  4 years up to 7 years
£ 50 for a Bull Terrier  8 years plus

£100.00 for Bull Terrier crosses