He is ridiculed by his fellow calves Bones Nile Diaz , Guapo Jet Jurgensmeyer , and Valiente Jack Gore for being non-confrontational and his tendency to smell and protect flowers. A saddened Ferdinand runs away from Casa del Toro after his father Raf Jeremy Sisto does not return from the bull fight he was picked for and a flower he was fond of was flattened by Valiente after his own father was defeated by Raf. He eventually winds up at a florist's farm in Seville and is adopted by the owner Juan Juanes , his dog Paco Jerrod Carmichael , and his daughter Nina Julia Saldanha with whom he shares a bond, much to Paco's jealousy. When Ferdinand John Cena eventually grows up into an enormous bull, he still retains his non-violent, flower-loving nature. After the bulls fail to impress him on their first try, Guapo is taken to a nearby slaughterhouse and the other bulls tell Ferdinand that it will eventually be their fate if they are not chosen for a bullfight. Although Ferdinand manages to earn the respect of the other bulls, except Valiente, after a dance-off with the three Austrian Lipzzans, they still hold on to the belief that fighting is the only way for them to live.