Centuries ago, Bull Terriers were the preferred pup of the noble class.
Popularized in the 1800s when someone decided to cross a Bulldog and Old English terrier, the dogs quickly became a fashionable companion for upper class gentlemen.
Flash forward a few hundred years and the breed are more commonly considered loyal family companions — loving, silly dogs with good energy and comedic dispositions.
Oh yes, and easily recognized by their long, egg-shaped head. Anyone else remember Blue, Don Cherry’s frequent TV sidekick?
One of these charming doggos is looking for a home in Vancouver. Meet Hachi.
Sprung from a high-kill shelter in the US, he is currently being cared for by the non-profit group, West Coast Pet Project. The 55-pound pup is an adorable and happy boy who gets along well with other dogs and people.
His favourite things include going for hikes, dog walks, riding in the car, going to the dog park — or just hanging out with his humans.
The two-year-old pooch is also a boss at playing fetch.
Hachi is an energetic dog that would be best suited for someone who has an active lifestyle. This boy would thrive with a guardian who loves hiking, walking and the outdoors.
“As long as he gets a good run at the dog park or out and about with his person, he is content to snuggle and hang out at home,” the group says.
They would like to see Hachi go to a home without smaller dogs (he likes to wrestle, and can scare them) or cats.
“He loves all people he meets, and is so excited for his new life to begin,” the group says.
West Coast Pet Project prides itself on finding the best possible match for its adoptable dogs, and does a thorough assessment of the dog’s habits, energy level, likes and whether they would do well in a home with other dogs. AKA, they want a home situation that will be a forever match.
If you are interested in meeting Hachi, fill out an adoption application form on their website and email [email protected].From there you will be contacted for a short phone interview and a meeting with the dog will be organized.