Miniature Bull Terrier
Males 28-33 cm
Bitches 25-28 cm
Males 9-12 kg
Females 8-11 kg
White, black, tiger, red, pale or tricolor
Dogs for kids, fighting dogs, guard dogs
Features of the breed
History of Origin
The Bull Terrier was created as a fighting dog in the 1830s by crossing Bulldogs with the now extinct English Terriers. Shortly after that, breeders began working on a miniature version that could be used as ground rats. Unlike terriers, which “go to the ground” and burrow into the ground, searching for prey. The result of a very long trial was the Mini. Today’s Mini’s are companion dogs, but the rat instinct and protective trait remain memorable gifts of many formative years of the breed.
Appearance: height, weight, fur, color
Miniature Bull Terriers are muscular and quite strong for their size. Their trademark is their large egg-shaped head with dark triangular eyes that twinkle mischievously. Bull Terrier breeds cannot be confused with any other.
The height at the withers of male dogs is 33 centimeters, and that of bitches is 28 centimeters. Adult Miniature Bull Terriers weigh 12 kg and bitches – up to 11. The hair of the breed is short. The colors are different: from white and brick to tiger.
The Miniature Bull Terrier is playful, lively, and comical. This dog is devoted to his family and friendly to strangers. The Miniature Bull Terrier is a tolerant and playful companion for the child.
This breed finds humor in everything, especially in its training efforts. If training turns into play, better cooperation is achieved; otherwise, the Mini Bull always wins the battle of wills!
The Miniature Bull Terrier requires little care other than regular baths and weekly checkups. The strong, fast-growing nails of this breed should be trimmed regularly with a clipper or sharpener to prevent an ingrown nail from splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked periodically to avoid wax buildup and debris that can lead to infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly with a special brush.
Typical terriers require a trainer with a firm hand and a soft voice and great patience, and a great sense of humor. Dogs of this breed are brilliant, curious, and independent, although they like to please their people when they know what the owner wants. Many Mini Bulls owners offer clicker training. Whatever method owners use, they must keep a positive tone and exercise easy and fun to keep the animal’s attention. Early socialization is a necessity for the Miniature Bull Terrier.
The Miniature Bull Terrier is prone to some diseases, namely:
- skin problems are a frequent problem with the breed;
- kidney and heart problems.
A Miniature Bull Terrier should feel good. A proper diet contributes to this. Any diet should be appropriate for the dog’s age (puppy, adult, or elderly). Balanced dry food is best. The dog should have constant access to clean, potable water.