Bronson is a quirky older gent who just wants to be adored by his people. He still likes a play and a short walk, but at his age after a burst of activity he is pretty happy to spend most of his time snoozing or cuddling up to his special person. He is an inquisitive soul, and whether you are cooking dinner, watching tv or cleaning out a cupboard he will be standing right by your side ‘supervising’.
When he gets excited to see you come home or when he is let out first thing in the morning he will stomp around with his front legs stretched out straight and his tail wagging away, beaming up at you with his big nose sticking up in the air. He likes playing with toys, and his favourite toys right now are his giant tug rope and Kong Wobbler. He can play fetch but tends to run out of steam after a few throws.
He likes to spend his evenings relaxing, and sleeps quietly through the night in his crate. Bed time is no drama with this fuss-free fella – all you have to do is point at his bed and say, “Bronson, bed time!” and he will head straight in and settle down. He is perfectly toilet trained and has been making great strides with learning tricks like sit and shake hands, though he still needs some practice learning to walk on a loose lead.
Bronson is a total sun worshipper and his all-time favourite thing to do is lie flat on his back in the grass with his legs sticking straight up in the air, letting the sun warm his belly. Though it seems like he can stay in that position for hours, he will sometimes start wriggling around on the grass, letting out these cute little happy grunting noises to tell you just how happy he is.
Bronson is much better suited to a quieter household with no other pets as he can isn’t a huge fan of other dogs and will probably try to chase cats or any other smaller animals. Bronson was previously in a very busy share house with lot’s of people coming in and out and this proved to be a little overstimulating for him. While he absolutely adores making new humans friends, he does needs a quiet house with no children and a routine.
His new owners will need to be experienced dog owners who understand his breed and are happy to give him some boundaries and guidance, as even though he is an older gentle soul, he is a bull terrier and can still get overstimulated when not given any rules to follow. He can be reactive on lead when seeing other dogs and will not be suitable for meeting other canine citizens out and about or playing off lead in public spaces. This is something that we are and will continue to work on, but he will need owners who understand this and are willing to continue his training.
If you’ve been looking for an older fella who does not need a lot of exercise, and is an absolute sweetheart with his special person or people then feel free to send some information about the life you can offer Bronson to his foster carer by filling out the form below!