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Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier

Country of Origin: Great Britian
Dog Group: Terrier

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Bred by crossing a Bulldog with a terrier, this dog was produced to fight to the death in the bloody sport of bull baiting. They are now one of the most popular dogs in Britain, and have proved to be an impeccable guard dog. The Miniature has existed for as long as the standard, and was recognised as a separate breed by the British Kennel Club in 1939.

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The Bull Terrier is a strongly built, deep chested muscular dog. The shape of the head differs from that of other terriers. They have a long, strong egg shaped head with a Roman nose. Their eyes are triangular in shape and deep set.

Size Large
Colour The most usual colour for this breed is white with about 70% of which have a coloured marking on the head or sometimes on the back. They can also be black, brindle, red, fawn or tricolour.
Coat Length Short Smooth
Age Expectancy As a breed the Bull Terrier does not in general live a long life.
Weight/Height Range The Bull Terrier stands at 45cms to the withers and a weight of 33kg. There will be variations on these measurements but they give a rough idea of the size of this breed.


Common ailments: Acne, Umbilical Hernia
Breed Classification The bull terrier is a member of the terrier group. They were originally bred for dog fighting and as companions; today they are companion dogs.

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Bull Terriers like their food so their food intake should be monitored closely as they do have a tendency to put on weight.

Food Cost $15 to $20

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Bull Terriers are friendly dogs with a wonderful sense of humour. Their physical strength is matched by their supreme intelligence, and both body and mind need to be kept active. They can be obstinate and are not ideal dogs for the first-time owner. As a breed they are generally placid but it has to be remembered that they were originally bred as fighting dogs therefore they will react if challenged but they will not normally make the first move.They are very affectionate dogs and love company so it is not a good idea to leave them alone for long periods of time as with their strong jaws they can cause lots of damage if bored.

Intelligence Bull Terriers are intelligent and do learn reasonably quickly. However as a breed they can be stubborn and have a will of their own so a firm hand is needed with training.
Energy Medium
Suitability for Children Medium
Tendency to Bark Low
Overall Exercise Requirement Bull Terriers are an active breed that require a fair amount of exercise, both free running and roadwork.
Suitability as a Guard Dog High
Ease of Transportation High
Level of Aggression Medium
Other Animal Compatibility Medium

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The Bull Terrier is an easy breed to groom. Their shorthaired coats can be groomed using a rubber-grooming mitt once of twice a week.

Grooming Requirements Once a week
Trimming Required None
Amount of hair shed Little
Avg. 3.5 / Ratings: 36

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