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Bull Terrier (Miniature)
Bull Terrier (Miniature)

Country of Origin: Great Britain

Group: Terriers

Section: Bull type Terriers

Original Function: ratting, dog fighting

Todays Function: earthdog trials

Dimension Male: 25-33 cm

Dimension Female: 25-33 cm

Weight Male: 11-15 kg

Weight Female: 11-15 kg

Litter Size: 4-7 puppies, average 5

Life span: 11-14 years

Other Names: none

Colors: Any color is acceptable, as long as there are few markings on the coat.

Living: Miniature bull terriers do better in suburban or urban environments, as long as they have some way o



A thick-set muscular, well-proportioned animal, the Bull Terrier has a short, dense coat that comes in pure white, black, brindle, red, fawn and tri-color. Its most distinctive feature is its head, which is almost flat at the top, sloping evenly down to the end of the nose with no stop. The eyes are small, dark, almond-shaped and closely set. The body is full and round, while the shoulders are robust and muscular and the tail is carried horizontally.


Very much like the larger bull terrier, the mini is comical, lively, playful and mischievous. Despite its smaller size, it is not a lap dog. It is every bit as tough as the larger version and apt to want to prove itself even more. It is a sweet clown, devoted but not fawning. It is stubborn and independent and needs to be trained with a firm yet gentle hand ? and a good sense of humor. It likes to play and investigate. It likes to dig, and it needs ample exercise.


The mini"s exercise needs are daily, but not excessive. It needs either a moderate walk or a romp in a safe area. It is not a breed that should live outdoors, but it does do well with access to a yard. It can, however, do well as an apartment or city dog. Coat care is minimal.


The Bull Terrier is easy to groom. An occasional combing and brushing will do. This breed is an average shedder, shedding twice a year. You can remove loose hair by a daily rubdown with a special rubber glove. White hairs are more noticeable than the colo


Major concerns: deafness whites,

Minor concerns: none

Occasionally seen: patellar luxation, lens luxation

Suggested tests: hearing whites,, eye,, knee,