A purebred Bulldog and a purebred Whippet combine to make a very interesting mix called a Bullwhip. If you are the proud owners of one of these designer breeds, you know all the amazing traits they have as well as those that are a little more challenging. A well trained Bullwhip is happy and sweet but a Bullwhip who is not looked after can turn aggressive and prefer to be left alone. So, in order to keep your Bullwhip a happy, lovable one, keep them entertained with these games specifically designed for Bullwhips!
Whippets were originally bred as hunters for small prey animals. They are fast and love to chase anything that moves. However, chances are that you may not want your Bullwhip chasing around any small animals that may cross their path (look out small dogs at the dog park!). To help your Bullwhip satisfy this need to chase without harming any small animals along the way, give them a chance to chase things on a day to day basis. Give some of these fun activities a try and watch as your Bullwhip thoroughly enjoys chasing, running and get out some pent up energy.
While many dogs can be trained to do a trick and then they always listen and obey from there on out, Bullwhips may have something else in mind. This strong willed breed can be difficult to train and they need constant, assertive reminders as to who is in charge. Make sure that your Bullwhip remains a well behaved and obedient dog by doing training activities frequently. You do not need to spend hours each day training your pup and working on tricks or skills but practicing commands on a regular basis will make a big difference to a Bullwhip. By keeping your loving command over your dog, they will be a happier, healthier and well adjusted dog.
While Bulldogs are known to be very effective watchdogs, Whippets are not the best when it comes to this skill. However, if you want your Bullwhip to be an expert watchdog and protect you and your home, you can train them to do so easily! Let that Bulldog personality shine through! Even though the Whippet personality is more docile than alert and protective, a Bullwhip is a smart dog no matter what their main personality trait - they can easily learn to be a watchdog with proper training and consistent reinforcement. A few days of training and your Bullwhip will be protecting and alerting you and your family of any dangers in no time!
Bullwhips can be an aggressive dog and the only way to combat this is to socialize them at a young age. Bring your Bullwhip to dog parks, to friends houses and around crowds of people and pets frequently to keep them happy and calm around others.
Whippets are known to be race dogs. They are incredibly fast and love to run. Bullwhips may not be quite as fast as a purebred Whippet but they still love to run. Let your dog run freely on a regular basis or take them for a jog with you!
Bullwhips are an interesting and unique breed of dog that needs to be cared for properly. When well adjusted and happy, Bullwhips are great around people, pets and small kids - they are just a joy to own. However, a Bullwhip who is bored or neglected may turn into a liability. To keep that happy dog, just give these activities a try! You and your Bullwhip will be better off after you play and learn games together.