A small muscular dog, especially around the shoulders the Bull Terrier is distinguished by its muzzle. The head is flat on top and then slopes directly down to the nose.
Country of Origin:
The Bull Terrier dog breed originated in Great Britain
The Bull Terrier is 21-22 inches (53-56 cm.) in height
The Bull Terrier ranges from 45-60 pounds (20-27kg.)
The Bull Terrier may be pure white, black, brindle, red, fawn or tri-color.
The Bull Terrier has a short thick coat and is an average shedder.
Bull Terriers are playful and obedient but also sometimes rough. They need firm training and are not recommended in a house with other pets. Bull Terriers are energetic and fearless and will become attached and protective of their owners. The breed is not recommended around small children as they will not tolerate teasing.
Prone to zinc deficiency, which can cause death, some are born deaf, with obsessive compulsive behaviors such as tail chasing. Some bloodlines are prone to slipped patella (dislocation of the kneecaps). Some male Bull Terriers have an overabundance of testosterone; this can be subdued with neutering.
The Bull Terrier can be expected to live about 10-12 years.
Bull Terriers need ample exercise or they will become lazy and overweight. When walking, this dog breed must be kept on a lead at all times as they will fight with other dogs. An apartment or small yard is sufficient living space for the bull terrier, as long as they are well exercised.
The Bull Terrier is in the Terrier Group