Bull Terrier Traits
The Bull Terrier when properly trained
tends to be friendly and has a good temperament. Known for their
sense of humor the Bull Terrier is an outgoing dog with a dominant
nature who needs firm handling by their owner. The Bull Terrier is a
tenacious fighter. The Bull Terrier is most often dog-aggressive and
has a high prey drive towards small animals such as cats.
Other Names: English Bull Terrier
21 - 22 inches
Weight: 52 - 62 lbs.
Pure white, brindle, black, red, fawn
Coat: Short and flat.
The Bull Terrier is fearless, determined.
With Children: Yes, if properly socialized and supervised.
With Pets: Needs to be properly socialized and supervised,
but dog-aggressiveness is prevalent in some lines.
Special Skills: Family pet.
Very High, looks are tremendous deterrent.
Care and Training:
A Bull Terrier coat should be brushed with a firm bristle brush.
Bathe only when necessary. Rubbing of the Bull Terrier coat will
keep it shiny and clean. A Bull Terrier needs plenty of exercise.
The Bull Terrier should be kept on a leash when in public. Puppies
need early socialization to prevent them from becoming dominant.
Learning Rate: Medium, smart, independent thinker.
Living Environment: Indoor-outdoor dog that does best with a
fenced yard and plenty of play outlets.
Hereditary zinc deficiency. Some puppies are born deaf.
10 - 14 Years
Litter Size: 4 - 8
Country of Origin:
History: The Bull Terrier was crossed with the old
English Bulldog and terriers early in the 19th century. At this time
they were a lighter more agile dog who was used to bait bulls, dog
fighting and to tackle vermin. The Bull Terrier is prized for their
courage, agility and speed.
First Registered by the AKC:
AKC Group: Terrier
Registries: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI (Group 3), KC (GB),