Do Bull Terriers Need Swimming Life Jacket?



We all know that dogs are naturally great swimmers. But does this also apply to Bull Terriers? Opinions are divided. What we know for sure is that Bull Terriers can have difficulty swimming due to their dense and muscular bodies and short legs.

Bull Terrier in a shark swimming jacket
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You must have gotten tired of swimming at least once in your life. What did you do then? You just started floating to give your limbs a rest. You see, dogs can't do that. They instinctively pedal with their legs as soon as they find themselves in the water. When wearing a life jacket, the dog stays on the surface and does not sink even if he/she stops pedaling due to fatigue. That is why it is very important that your dog wears a life jacket even as an experienced swimmer. The life jacket is especially important if your dog is just learning to swim. This will give him/her security even if he/she is afraid of water, because the life jacket is filled with buoys that will always keep the dog on the surface.

Please make sure your dog is safe when swimming. We believe a life jacket is a must have if you are going to the water with your dog. Especially near deep water like pool, lake or ocean! Whether your dog is just learning to swim or an experienced swimmer already, the life jacket will always be helpful.

Did you know that Bull Terriers can have difficulties swimming because of their muscular constitution?

When choosing the right life jacket for your Bull Terrier, make sure it's the good quality one with strong buckles and handle on the back so you can easily pull the dog out of the water. It's especially important to choose the ones from good quality materials like this one, because of Bull Terrier's strong and muscular body. The big advantage is if the life jacket has a reflective strip like the one we just mentioned, so you can see your dog in the dark, although we do not advise letting your dog swim at night.

 

If you want a cute look in or around the water, this Bully shark swimming life jacket is a great choice. It's a good quality waterproof polyester jacket with buoys which will keep your dog afloat. The life jacket also has two strong buckles that will make sure your dog won't slip out of it. An additional thing that increases safety is the handle on the back that makes it easier to get the dog out of the water if needed. The life jacket also has a strong D ring to which you can easily attach a leash so you can always easily control the dog.

shark dog life jacket

 

Another great choice for a cute look is this Bully mermaid life jacket. It's the same good quality as the shark one, but we know some of you prefer mermaids over sharks. Don't worry, we don't judge. :)

 

What do you think about this topic? Do you think the life jacket is necessary, or just fashion? Feel free to comment your thoughts down below.


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