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Sparky
6th August 2012, 07:35 PM
I'm thinking of buying a bull Arab pup to be a family pet, will I regret it?

Trackman
6th August 2012, 07:39 PM
No i dont think you will, had some in the past great family pet imo.

Sparky
6th August 2012, 07:46 PM
Thanks Trackman

Sparky
6th August 2012, 07:50 PM
I have had good experiences with stag hounds, rottys, staffys, ridgebacks, my last dog was an English bully x pitbull and was an idiot, I don't want a dog like that again.

gippibowhunter
6th August 2012, 08:12 PM
When I get my dog I am going to get either a kelpie, kelpie cross colly or a pure bred colly. Working dog (hopefully on a cattle/sheep station as I am a country person) and a very caring dog...

joel
6th August 2012, 08:15 PM
watch for ticks in their coats hippybowhunter, many demise of a good collie. and cattle dog.

Willow1974
6th August 2012, 08:23 PM
Brother In law has got a bull Arab big boy but has been a good dog, I've got a Rhodesian ridgeback and he is awesome one of the most intelligent dogs I've ever seen, very friendly great with kids, but he is the strongest dog I've ever held on to but would highly recommend if you have got plenty of time to spend with them

Muligun
6th August 2012, 08:23 PM
Mate I've had 5 bull arabs now, you will not regret it. Just make sure it is of true breeding as a lot of not so well to dos try and push mongrel breeds as bull Arabs. A good site with a lot of info on bull Arab breeding is www.boardogs.com . Bull Arabs are a well adjusted breed with no health issues I know of. They are keen to learn (coming from the German short haired pointer) good temperament ( all breeds) . My eight year old bitch is still getting better with age. She, like all other Arabs I've had are great with children gentle yet playful and placid in the yard. Yet bring in a stranger and she won't back down if senses trouble. I have tried other breeds staffies wolf hound rotties and have had good dogs in all these breeds however bull Arabs are for me.

Willow1974
6th August 2012, 08:24 PM
Don't really get too many ticks in Vic joel

Trackman
6th August 2012, 08:30 PM
Had one of those willow they are a brilliant dog
Brother In law has got a bull Arab big boy but has been a good dog, I've got a Rhodesian ridgeback and he is awesome one of the most intelligent dogs I've ever seen, very friendly great with kids, but he is the strongest dog I've ever held on to but would highly recommend if you have got plenty of time to spend with them

Sparky
6th August 2012, 08:36 PM
Thanks guys, I'm like you willow my best dog to date was my ridgeback, awesome dog, the reason I was asking about the bull Arabs is because my wife's friend has a female that just had a litter of pups, it would be easy to get one from her but I didn't know much about the breed.

Sinners121
6th August 2012, 08:38 PM
my mate has a bull arab, beautiful dog with a puppy dog heart

The Slo-Man
6th August 2012, 08:53 PM
I'm thinking of buying a bull Arab pup to be a family pet, will I regret it?

Mate have a look at this website, it is managed by Ian Colley. The forum attracts a lot of dog breeders who specialise in these types of dogs.

http://www.boardogs.com/

This is an internal Boar dog link that has some good photos of a bunch of scaly fellas who drove into Aracoon and managed to get get South of the Kirk River. We took 16 dogs and managed over 180 pigs (dogged and shot). But it has some good action shots of the breed and x breeds you are looking at.

http://www.boardogs.com/Huntingphotos20.htm

Oniddog
6th August 2012, 08:57 PM
As long as u put in the time & teach it proppers any dog will be an awsome dog!
There just like Kids, let them act like Dikedds & they grow up to be Dikedds!

I have A.P.B.T's awsome dogs, but they live a very regimented lives due to there bad rep.
So i was determined to prove Pit haters wrong by being teaching them proppers.
I did it with my Rotti & he's awsome as, now my pits are better behaved than most peeps kids.
They do as there told , they go to bed when told, they eat when there told , they go to toilet when there told, and they will bite ur throat out when there told & only when there told.
they know if i didnt give them a command there not allowed to do it.
Put in the ground work from the beginning & u shall reap the rewards when its older.
guarenteed

P.S thats "Chomp" in my avatar, he has cappacino froth on his Nose!
A true mate Just like my Rotti "Oy"

kirk
6th August 2012, 09:03 PM
I have a kelpie x collie and arab x. both are good dogs but they are very different. it all depends on each individual dog and the way it is raised and trained. my kelpie was my first dog and i spent a lot of time with him as a pup and he is more loyal and obedient than the arab but i probably haven't spent as much time with her. but she is real dependent on the kelpie. my kelpie is a lot more energetic and better around peolpe. My arab is more timid around strangers and she barks at everyone and everything which i like cause it keeps people away from our house. But the kelpie being male tries to fight most other male dogs.

so they are both great dogs. I think any breed of dog can have good and bad dogs. all depends on how they're raised. my advice is to spend as much time with your dogs as you can and try to socialize them with lots of other dogs and people.
good luck with it mate.

Sparky
6th August 2012, 09:04 PM
Fair call oniddog, I got my pitty x when he was 6 months old as a give away and he was already full of issues, he did get better over time but was very strong willed and really suited to an owner who could be with him all the time.

MFOSAMBAR
6th August 2012, 09:05 PM
Get a labrador!

kirk
6th August 2012, 09:19 PM
As long as u put in the time & teach it proppers any dog will be an awsome dog!
There just like Kids, let them act like Dikedds & they grow up to be Dikedds!

I have A.P.B.T's awsome dogs, but they live a very regimented lives due to there bad rep.
So i was determined to prove Pit haters wrong by being teaching them proppers.
I did it with my Rotti & he's awsome as, now my pits are better behaved than most peeps kids.
They do as there told , they go to bed when told, they eat when there told , they go to toilet when there told, and they will bite ur throat out when there told & only when there told.
they know if i didnt give them a command there not allowed to do it.
Put in the ground work from the beginning & u shall reap the rewards when its older.
guarenteed

P.S thats "Chomp" in my avatar, he has cappacino froth on his Nose!
A true mate Just like my Rotti "Oy"

I agree with you mate but some breeds are more aggressive by nature. and some breeds get a bad name mostly due to the owns fault. i suppose the size of the dog also plays a part in the way breeds viewed. eg if an aggressive foxie gets out and attacks someone the worst it will do is make you bleed maybe. but if a pig dog gets out and has a go at someone it could quite easily kill someone.
alot of the time small yap yap dogs are actually more aggressive but people aren't scared or worried by them.
Like oniddog said alot of training as a pup goes a long way.

joel
7th August 2012, 06:58 AM
Get a labrador!
here is an interesting fact,
labradors are responsible for more maulings than any "dangerous" breed of dog in aus.
i was stunned when i found that out.

Oniddog
7th August 2012, 10:52 AM
I agree with you mate but some breeds are more aggressive by nature. and some breeds get a bad name mostly due to the owns fault. i suppose the size of the dog also plays a part in the way breeds viewed. eg if an aggressive foxie gets out and attacks someone the worst it will do is make you bleed maybe. but if a pig dog gets out and has a go at someone it could quite easily kill someone.
alot of the time small yap yap dogs are actually more aggressive but people aren't scared or worried by them.
Like oniddog said alot of training as a pup goes a long way.

All dogs are aggresive by nature !
dogs comunicate with each other with there teeth & mouths.
they show effection by licking, they play with each other by biting, they correct each others incorrect behaviors in the pack by growling & nipping @ each other.
its ur responsibilty to train ur dog that dog behaviors do not transfer to human.
All dogs have an aggresive nature if u allow ur dog to get away with acting fool.
My dogs all play with me & they bite, but they no how hard to hold my arm or hand in there mouth with enough pressure before it hurts.
Why because they were taught @ a very young age, when it hurts & when its safe.
The A.P.B.T has the 2nd most powerful bite per square inch next to the Rottwieler.
i have both breeds & both can take an raw egg from my hand with the most gentilist care, walk away with it in the mouth to there dinner bowls & break it to get the good stuff out.
Why, GOOd Training!
Sandy (The Girl), her mum has a maltese terrier, a noisy bloody yapyap useless, it bit her on the hand (drawing Blood) trying to give it a bath.
Sandys mum just makes excuses for the dog, saying its high strung, BULL, its not trained. the little gets away with acting that way!
i Have 2 pits & Rotti that wouldnt dare act like that!
If u come to my house uninvited or some1 trys to hurt eaither me or Sandy these 3 dogs would kill u, no problem & they would of done there job correctly.
They are gard dogs , they have a job to do, but they still have manners & must abide by rules thats set down by us, THERE PACK Leader !

townsvillebowhunter
7th August 2012, 11:52 AM
I've got an arab pup great family dog 5743

Muligun
8th August 2012, 04:27 AM
Agreed oniddog any dog with the right training will be a great asset and loyal friend. I have found the Arab breed very easy to train and less strong willed than other breeds. My cousin has apbt, all I have to say is Big sooks they have beautiful natures but get around two hours of solid attention a day and hunt hard all weekend. They know their place and are well adjusted because of it. As for lapdogs treat your dog like a child it will act like a child no matter what breed. I have two rules working with animals and children 1 never let your child do anything you wouldn't let your dog do 2 never let your dog do anything thing you wouldn't let your child do. You are the boss and the dog needs to know that, through body language and assertiveness.

howie
8th August 2012, 07:36 PM
I had boxers for years - great hounds.
If you want a lap dog, go a pug, we have three of them.
Happy choosing
Howie

Oniddog
8th August 2012, 08:35 PM
Agreed oniddog any dog with the right training will be a great asset and loyal friend. I have found the Arab breed very easy to train and less strong willed than other breeds. My cousin has apbt, all I have to say is Big sooks they have beautiful natures but get around two hours of solid attention a day and hunt hard all weekend. They know their place and are well adjusted because of it. As for lapdogs treat your dog like a child it will act like a child no matter what breed. I have two rules working with animals and children 1 never let your child do anything you wouldn't let your dog do 2 never let your dog do anything thing you wouldn't let your child do. You are the boss and the dog needs to know that, through body language and assertiveness.

Bang-On !

experts say An adult dog has the inteligents of a 4-5 yr old child.
i think @ times maybe more inteligence for some, maybe even some adults to tell ya truth
hahaha

Sparky
29th September 2012, 05:54 PM
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc13/bettcherboy/photo-120.jpg

Well here she is, picked her up today, I think she will be a great addition to the family

townsvillebowhunter
29th September 2012, 06:04 PM
good looking pup mate

Sparky
29th September 2012, 10:34 PM
Thanks townsvillebowhunter she seems to be settling in well, hope she doesn't whine too much tonight :)

shanks
29th September 2012, 10:57 PM
What did you call her Sparky? She's a great looking pup!

Sparky
29th September 2012, 11:46 PM
What did you call her Sparky? She's a great looking pup!

We are thinking about "Nasira" it's Arabic for victorious/helper, since she's a bull Arab thought an Arabic name would be cool

shanks
30th September 2012, 05:36 AM
Great name!

Outbackbowhunter
30th September 2012, 10:17 AM
here is an interesting fact,
labradors are responsible for more maulings than any "dangerous" breed of dog in aus.
i was stunned when i found that out.

I wonder which breed is responsible for the most deaths of little children.........

Training and breeds aside, kids can do dumb things to provoke a bad response from dogs, and I have always believed that around kids, a dachshound or fox terrier is less likely to go for the throat.

Usually, when a family pet kills a child, the grief stricken parents always say,.... I don't know what came over Rover, he has never shown aggression before........

Proponents of big dogs as a family pet would often bet their life the dog will always behave, but its not their life they are betting with.

townsvillebowhunter
30th September 2012, 11:41 AM
Training and breeds aside, kids can do dumb things to provoke a bad response from dogs, and I have always believed that around kids, a dachshound or fox terrier is less likely to go for the throat. My Brother almost had his face ripped off by my Nan's foxie when he was two . 9 stitches to the face

Outbackbowhunter
30th September 2012, 11:44 AM
My Brother almost had his face ripped off by my Nan's foxie when he was two . 9 stitches to the face

Well, its a good thing Nanna didnt own a pit bull !!!!

caveman
30th September 2012, 08:12 PM
get a meremma , they maker great pets but do bark

Sparky
13th January 2013, 09:52 PM
Update on the pup, she's turning out great, definitely not regretting getting a bull Arab, she's really smart and really easy to train,

This is her growth

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc13/bettcherboy/photo-143.jpg

And now 5 and a half months old (she gets on the table to look in the window and see what we are doing every now and then)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc13/bettcherboy/photo-142.jpg

BRETT.S
14th January 2013, 06:41 AM
Great looking dog. I have one myself, I would have to say one of the best dogs I have had.