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Bull Terriers

"All About The Bull Terrier"

white bull terrier

The Bull Terrier is from England and
is NOT related to the American Pit Bull Terrier.

Alternate Names

Bull and Terrier
English Bull Terrier
White Cavalier


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

45 - 70 pounds (20 - 30kg)
Height: 21 - 22 inches (53 - 56cm)

Tail: Short, low-set, thick at the base, tapering and carried horizontally

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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.

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Breed Type

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.

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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

Possible Problems:
Allergies - insect bites from fleas, mosquitoes, and mites may result in a breakout of hives, a rash, and itching.
Heart disease
Kidney disease

Country of Origin

England - 1800s

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