Ht: 15-22 in
Wt: 35-80 lb
Temperament: fearless, determined, dominant, sweet, loyal,
playful, affectionate, active
Origin: Great Britain in the 1800s. This breed was
utilized for baiting bulls. They are not
a Pit Bull. They were created from the crossing of the
Bulldog and the White English Terrier. It is believed that
the Spanish Pointer was added to this mix in order to add
on some size. The White English Terrier is no longer
Very sturdy in build, the Bull Terrier is powerful, having
a muscular body with a thick neck. This breed has short,
erect ears and small, triangular eyes. The Bull Terrier
has been compared to a gladiator due to its courage. Their
head is oval in shape and their coat is short and smooth.
They do shed and require minimal grooming care in order to
remove dead hairs. Color: can be white or can come in all
colors with or without white markings. Training: early
socialization and obedience. They require constant and
The personality of this breed makes it ideally suited to
be a guard dog and/or watchdog. They bark in order to
sound an alarm. They should be allowed to live and sleep
indoors so that they can be with the family. All they want
is to be close to you, and when they are, they are
extremely happy! Individuals or families that plan to have
a dog outdoors the majority of each day should consider
another breed. This is because the Bull Terrier will
become bored and destructive if left alone for long
stretches of time.
They remain playful all the way until 5 - 6 years of age!
Puppies less than a year old need to be protected from
over-exercise. With their ligaments and joints still
forming, any added stress can permanently damage them.
Bull Terriers get along best with active
individuals/families. They love to be busy. Exercise:
requires daily exercise. Can be good with children if
raised with them from puppyhood. Children should always be
supervised when playing with the Bull Terrier. It may be
difficult to get this dog to accept other dogs within the
home, unless raised with them from a puppy. Need to raise
pets with the Bull Terrier from puppyhood for best
results; not good with other pets and they are very
aggressive toward other dogs. This is not to say that they
can't do well with cats and other dogs, but just to
caution potential owners to raise them around other pets
and to properly socialize their dogs from an early age.
Each dog is a unique individual.
health concerns: unilateral or bilateral deafness. Puppies
should be BAER tested. This can be done as early as 5
weeks of age; skin allergies, kidney problems, heart
disease, patellar luxation, thyroid problems.