"All About The Bull Terrier"
The Bull Terrier is from England and
is NOT related to the American Pit Bull Terrier.
Bull and Terrier
English Bull Terrier
Body:Well-rounded, sturdy build with wide shoulder blades and muscular, arched neck. The back is short and well-muscled, and ribs are well-sprung
Coat: Short, dense and glossy but harsh to the touch
Color: Pure white or any color combined with white
Ears: Small, thin, closely set, and carried erect
Eyes: Dark, small, triangular-shaped, and closely-set
Feet: Round, compact, and cat-like with well-arched toes
Head: Egg-shaped with a distinctive downward curve from the tip of the skull to the tip of the black nose. The head is long and powerful with a deep, well-defined lower jaw
Legs: Forelegs are straight, muscular and well-boned, hind legs are powerful with well-muscled thighs
Neck: Forelegs are straight, strong, and parallel. Hind legs are straight and well-muscled
Weight: 45 - 70 pounds (20 - 30kg)
Height: 21 - 22 inches (53 - 56cm)
Tail: Short, low-set, thick at the base, tapering and carried horizontally
Recommended for experienced dog handlers
Not recommended around young children
The Bull Terrier is a friendly, active dog with a clown-like personality. They are highly energetic, good-natured, playful, and easily trained. However, he is best suited for an experienced dog handler who can control him. He can be stubborn and demanding with a strong determination to have his own way.
This is not a dog for the quiet reserved owner. Your Bull Terrier needs lots of attention in the form of physical and mental activities, as well as companionship. Without a means of channeling his energy, he will become bored and likely will become destructive in the home by chewing on the furniture and outside in the yard by aggressively digging ditches.
Bull Terriers are best in a home where they are the only pet. They may become aggressive towards other dogs of the same sex and towards cats. Though they are an exceptionally friendly breed of dog, they are not recommended for families with young, disrespectful children who may not understand the possible consequences of teasing and unwittingly tormenting a dog.
Note: The Bull Terrier is not related to the American Pit Bull Terrier.
AKC Group: Terrier Group (dog fighting breed)
The Bull Terrier is believed to be a cross between the Bulldog and the White English Terrier (an extinct breed of dog). They were originally used for bull-baiting and to hunt badgers, as well as for companionship.
Care and Grooming
Exercise: Frequent moderate exercise including long daily walks.
Grooming: Daily grooming with a brush having hard bristles. Bath monthly or as needed.
Life Expectancy: 11 - 14 Years
NOT prone to disabling genetic diseases
Allergies - insect bites from fleas, mosquitoes, and mites may result in a breakout of hives, a rash, and itching.
Country of Origin
England - 1800s