Pocket Bully | Everything You Need To Know

Pocket Bully | Everything You Need To Know

About the Pocket Bully

The Pocket American Bully is the smallest of all the American Bully categories, with males standing at 14 -17 inches at the withers and females standing at 13-16 inches. 
 
Although Pocket Bullies are the smallest in height, they still have an incredibly muscular, thick and heavy-boned structure. They have big, blocky heads with significant cheek muscles and wide muzzles. 
 
Over the past decade, pocket bullies have become increasingly popular worldwide; they are renowned for their funny, loving personalities, making them fantastic pets for every household. 
 
American Bullies were bred specifically as a companion breed, and they have unconditional love and respect for humans when raised in an appropriate environment. Pleasing their owner is their greatest desire (along with eating quality food and playing ball). 
 
Bison - Owner Aaron Lee

Caring for your Pocket Bully

Pocket Bullies are a reasonably healthy breed; however, like all living animals, they can become ill and develop allergies, skin and joint conditions if not cared for correctly.

Exercising your Pocket Bully

Puppies

Puppies often have lots of energy but tire out quite quickly.
Because of this, they require less exercise during the early stages of puppyhood. As your puppy matures, they should have more time playing outside.
A typical rule of thumb for puppy exercise is about 5-minutes for every month of age, once or twice daily.
Example: three months old = 15 minutes of moderate exercise twice daily.
You mustn’t over-exercise your puppy. Over-exercising can damage their growth and joints, which can cause early arthritis and other health issues.
 

Adult Dogs

Adult bullies should be exercised for at least 30-minutes a day; this can be a good walk, run, swimming, etc.
Walks are a great way to exercise your dog and allow them to socialise with other dogs and people while exploring the great outdoors.
A 30-minute walk is much more beneficial than playing in the yard for 30-minutes.
All dogs are different; some have more energy than others and may require more exercise than the general recommended. If your dog appears restless after a 30-minute walk, increase the walk appropriately.

 

3. Senior Dogs

As your dog ages, it may struggle with the long walks it once loved.
With old age, joint, mobility and other issues can make exercise harder. Regular daily exercise is the best way to fight old age, but you want to ensure you don’t push your dog too hard.
Cowboy - Owner Prizebullz

Training Equipment for your Pocket Bully

Flirt Pole

 

What is a flirt pole?
 
A flirt pole is an exercise tool you can use with your dog in various ways.
 
A flirt pole has three separate components: 
 
• A long pole (or expandable/collapsible) made of a light, yet sturdy material
• A long string or rope attached to one end of the pole
• A lure, like a toy or an attractive material, fastened to the end of the rope
The benefits of flirt poles include:
• They’re an excellent tool for both physical and mental exercise
• They teach coordination as dogs learn how to track a moving object.

 

Objective:

 

• A session with a Flirt Pole will give your dog a great cardio workout. 
• Excellent muscle strengthening and conditioning exercise.
• Great tool for teaching impulse control
• It’s a more effective way to teach a release than with a tug toy
 
 

 

Spring pole

 
What is a spring pole? 

 

Spring poles are tug ropes attached to heavy-duty springs secured to a bracket. They are the ultimate tug game for dogs. 

 

Fix your spring pole to a wall bracket, or you can buy posts/beams to fix them too. 
 
Spring poles are a brilliant physical workout as well as excellent stress relievers. They’re the ideal tool for building muscle and provide hours of outdoor fun. Dogs love tugging and swinging actions that the poles offer.

 

 
 

Slat Mill

 
A slat mill is a free spinning treadmill used to exercise dogs and promote endurance, stamina and lean muscle tissue. It gets its name from the fact that the “tread” of it is wooden slats. Unlike traditional electrical treadmills, the dog controls the speed of the slat mill, making it much safer; if the dog doesn’t want to run, they stop moving, and the slat mill will stop. Harness the dog to the slat mill for their health and safety, and speedometer attachments are also available so you can monitor how fast your dog is running.

Chute resistance training

 
Parachutes are an excellent way to add resistance and increase strength training and cardiovascular development. There are many different ones, so research and reading reviews will be critical in ensuring you get the best one for your dog. 
 
The parachute provides resistance by attaching the parachute to a properly fitted harness and giving your dog an incentive to run. It thus increases muscle and cardiovascular strength in our dogs. 
 
Chutes build the fast-twitch muscles of your dog. These muscle fibres are beneficial for short bursts of strength and also provide explosive speed and fast directional change for your dog.

This training method is often used in hunting, sporting and working dogs.

 

Dogs must be a minimum of 12 months old before introducing any training methods listed above to prevent damage to teeth or injuries to muscles and ligaments.

 

Diet

Diet is one of the most important factors for longevity and happiness. Dogs fed on good quality foods have fewer health conditions and are overall happier dogs.
Pocket Bullies thrive on a well-balanced quality diet; their coats shine, teeth sparkle, and their muscular frames look incredible.
Studying canine nutrition is essential, and every dog owner should invest time in researching the best food for their dogs.
A poor-quality diet comes with significant consequences such as:
 
– being overweight or obese
– tooth decay
– some cancers
– Bad breath
– Unpleasant body odour
– Flaky skin (Dandruff)
– Poor coat condition
– Excessive fur shedding
– Bald patches
– Inconsistent bowel movements
– Multiple Allergies
– Skin conditions
– Weight loss
– Bowed Limb conditions
– Lethargy
 
How to find the perfect diet for your dog?
There are two main types of diets for dogs, Raw and Kibble.
Here are some tips on what to look for when feeding either of these two diets:
 
What to look for in dry Kibble:
 
– Quality animal protein – i.e. chicken, beef, lamb, duck, salmon etc
– whole vegetable fruit and grains
– A best-before date that is a minimum of 6 months away
– Grain-free or hypo-allergenic
– No artificial colours or sweeteners
 
Examples of raw diet ratios:
 
An 80:10:10 diet is a typical raw diet that consists of 80% meat, 10% bone, 5% offal and 5% liver. This ratio ensures your pet eats all the nutrition required from a raw diet.
 
Barf diet Ratio:
 
muscle meat = 70%
raw edible bone = 10%
liver = 5%
other secreting organs = 5%
vegetables = 8%
seeds or nuts = 1%
fruit = 1%
It is imperative to consistently research raw feeding; getting the perfect nutritional balance is essential for optimal health.

Looking for a Pocket Bully puppy for sale?

If you are ready to start your search for a Pocket Bully puppy, read our latest article on Pocket Bullies for sale and get our pro tips and checklist for your puppy search.

 

 
 
Pocket Bullies are one of the most loving and enjoyable dog breeds worldwide.
They make unbelievable companions and wonderful family pets.
Their unique look sets them apart from any other breed, and their personality is second to none.
 
Take your time when looking for a Pocket bully for sale and enjoy the process.

Bully Facts

Common questions about Pocket Bullies:
    Pocket Bullies are the smallest of the American Bully family. Males stand between 14 - 17 inches to the withers and Females stand between 13 - 16 inches.
    You can find some of the best Pocket Bullies for sale on The Bully Scene website and contact breeders free of charge. www.thebullyscene.com
    Pocket Bullies vary in price; the average cost for a registered puppy is between 3-6k. However, you may find cheaper puppies available during certain times of the year.
    Pocket Bullies are not the same as Pitbull terriers. Pocket bullies originated from the Pitbull terrier and various other Bulldog breeds. Still, today's Pocket Bully has very few similarities to its ancestor and it a recognised by several different registries as a separate breed.
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