Aussie Bull Terriers are becoming a big hit with Chinese buyers.
China is the world’s biggest bull terrain market, but it is also a huge market for other breeds, and there are more than 1,000 of them in existence.
“In China, there is a huge demand for bull terries and a lot of bull terrors,” said Nick Wood, the managing director of Australian Bull Terrier, the national bull terrerer.
Wood said it was the perfect time for Australian Bull terriers to be seen in China.
“The breed is doing really well and people are looking for Australian bull terres, so it’s just perfect timing for us to be able to get into the market,” he said.
In the past year, Australian Bullters have been on the rise in China, and they are now the most popular breed in the country.
The popularity of Australian Bulldogs has also boosted the demand for the breed, and Australian Bullterry International (ABI) has recorded sales of over $10 million this year.
ABI chief executive, Wayne Poynton, said he was confident of growing the business in the future.
“There is a big opportunity in China for us, so I think that there will be more opportunities as the market continues to develop,” he told ABC Radio Brisbane.
“And the more opportunities that are created, the more people will want to take the opportunity to adopt a dog.”
Poynton said there was a need for a new breed to replace the Bull Terrie.
He said that as Australia became more urbanised, it was becoming increasingly popular for people to adopt dogs as pets.
“A lot of our customers want dogs and they want to live close to them and be close to their family and they also want to be close and have their dog around them and interact with them,” he explained.
“It’s become very popular and the demand has grown.”