The Canadian bull was also saved from the slaughterhouse, but his legs hurt because of his height.
Farmer Karl Schoenrock from Canada said that the Dozer bull, who lives on his Kismet Creek farm, is three centimeters higher than the two-meter Nickers, who became a hero of social networks. The man thought that the animal was lower, but decided to measure it because of the Australian relative: it turned out that the bull had grown up. This was reported by the Daily Mail.
According to Schonrock, when he measured Dozer a few years ago, his height was 1.92 meters. However, amid the popularity of Nickers, the man decided to try again and found out that during this time the bull had grown and is now three centimeters higher than the 194-centimeter relative. In addition to almost the same height, both bulls have another similarity – they belong to the Holstein-Friesian breed, that is, to ordinary cows.
Like Nickers, Dozer was born on a farm and had to go to the slaughterhouse. He was saved by Rebecca Hanuschuk, who met a bull by chance while reading a book in a pasture.
In a conversation with the local edition of Steinbach Online, the girl said that she was sitting opposite Dozer when he approached her and let himself be stroked. After that, a connection appeared between the bull and Hanuschuk and the girl returned to the pasture every day.
At their first meeting, Dozer was only 12 months old and much smaller in size. When it came time to send the animal to the slaughterhouse, Hanuschuk, with the help of friends, bought the bull, and over the next few years, he suddenly waved for all of them up to 1.3 tons.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]The more he grew, the more he became. I was stunned, I did not expect this to happen.[/perfectpullquote]
After the purchase, Hanuschuk carried the bull several times from place to place until it was settled on a farm and kennel for animals Kismet Creek. In the city of Alberta, where the farm is located, Hanuschuk works half-rate, but sees Dozer at any free minute.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””][To see Dozer] is the first thing I do after coming home from work and he remembers me every time, no matter how long we have not seen. He really is the best.[/perfectpullquote]
However, the bull is in the kennel, not only because the girl does not have time to constantly look after him: it turned out that because of her great height and weight, the animal has problems with tendons on the hind legs.
Now the bull is six years old and he can live up to 20 years. On the farm, they are doing everything possible to make the animal comfortable – including rubbing painkillers. They will take care of the bull until it dies for natural reasons.