Meet the bull who thinks he is a DOG, calf Ferninand knows tricks and was a guest of honor at the wedding
Meet the bull who thinks he’s a DOG: a woman who has adopted a calf named Ferdinand teaches him tricks like her other pets – and he was even a guest of honor at her wedding
- Sydney dog trainer Jaclyn Tarrant has adopted the four month old bull “Ferdinand”
- He was saved as a friend to the pet horse but spends more time with the dogs
- The bull goes everywhere with the family, even to the Christmas lunch in Bowral
- He has learned some tricks – and can even spin in circles and walk down the stairs
A pet bull has become such a fixture in a household in Sydney that it was a guest of honor at its owner’s wedding.
Jaclyn Tarrant rescued the calf, named Ferdinand, in October – and has been part of her family ever since.
The bull now goes with the family everywhere – to the dog park, the beach and even on a trip from Sydney for Christmas lunch.
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Pictured: Sydney dog trainer Jaclyn Tarrant with her rescue calf Ferdinand, rescue dog and rescue chickens
Although he is only four months old, Ferdinand or Ferdi, as his owner calls him, has an extra chromosome, meaning that his growth is lagging behind.
Weighing 40 kg – it is the same size as a newborn calf or the same size as a large dog.
The calf is part of a colorful crew consisting of a rescue horse, a rescue dog and two rescue chickens.
Jaclyn told Daily Mail Australia that she originally rescued Ferdi as a friend to her foster horse, but instead he has become regular friends with the dog.
“He and the horse get along well, but they’re not paddock friends, because I can’t really leave Ferdinand in the paddock with a 500 kg horse,” she said.
“Ferdinand doesn’t really know what personal space is, so he goes to everyone and slaps them in the mouth to ask if they have milk.”
Pictured: 11 month old rescue dog Primrose and rescue bull Ferdinand are fast friends
The Sydney dog trainer says that he accompanies her and the dogs on their trips.
“He goes almost everywhere … like I’m taking the dogs out. When I go to Pet Barn or whatever he comes, when we go to Dee Why, on the beach, Christmas Day lunch – he came to Bowral, the dog park, the dog beach – almost everywhere, “she said.
She said he even stole the show at her own wedding.
Pictured: Sydney Dog trainer Jaclyn Tarrant adopted a calf named Ferdinand and he was even a guest of honor at her wedding
“The wedding was on our premises – he was probably the star of the show. Everyone loved him and kept stroking him – he loved it, “she said.
The resident of Northern Beaches has taught him a number of tricks with strawberries or banana peel as motivation.
In the three months that she has him, Jacylyn Ferdi has learned to come, turn in a circle, play ‘peek-a-boo’ – and is now teaching him to bow.
Pictured: Ferdinand the rescue calf goes on all family outings, including to the beach, dog park and even Christmas lunch
She said he also had an extra trick in store.
“I taught him to go up and down the stairs, especially since everyone always says that cows can’t go down the stairs – so I thought they can now,” she said.
The calf now has its own Instagram account “the adventures of Ferdinand the bull” where owner Jaclyn publishes images and videos of his exploits.