and advice to help you take good care of your
Bull Terrier. The typical Bull Terrier: its origins,
anatomy, physical traits, temperament, and more
including expert advice: feeding, health care,
training, exercise, grooming, and more.
Helps you understand everything about your Bull
Terrier: its voice, its body language, and their
meaning Step-by-step directions for everyday care,
the book is filled with handsome full-color photos
of this muscular canine who is recognized in two
varieties, a pure white and colored.
Bull Terrier Breed
The Bull Terrier is sometimes called theWhite Cavalier
or the Gladiator. How noble!
The Bull Terrier is a powerful and strongly built dog
with well developed muscular structure and round shape.
The most distinctive feature of the breed is its odd,
egg-shaped head. Another unique feature are the small
triangular-shaped and piercing eyes.
in mid 1800’s Victorian England by crossing the old
English Terrier and the Bulldog, the Bull Terrier is
a pit dog. The English Terrier gave the Bull Terrier
his intelligence and dexterity, while the Bulldog gave
him his strength and courage.
Later on, interbreeding other breeds such as the Spanish
Pointer produced a strong, tenacious and agile dog that
ruled the pits. With dog fighting becoming illegal,
breeders began producing strains of Bull Terriers that
would win competitions for their looks rather than for
their powerful bites.
The Bull Terrier’s coat is short, flat and with a fine
gloss, but as a result to its hard texture it is rough
to the touch. As for colors, there are two varieties
- White and Colored. White Bull Terriers should be white,
although markings on the head are permissible. Colored
Bull Terriers come in variety of colors such as brindle,
black-brindle, red, fawn and tricolor.
Bull Terrier Personality
Known to be "larger than life'' and always ready
for a good time, Bull Terriers are feisty extroverts.
He is a good looking rough character, full of fire and
determination. As a contrast to his tough bravado, the
Bull Terrier is an extremely sweet-tempered and sweet-natured,
affectionate, playful, exuberant, devoted, comical and
Bull Terriers form strong and deep attachment with their
human families. They are very protective and will not
hesitate to attack other dogs and even humans, if needed.
However, if properly socialized, they can learn to get
along well with other dogs. Unfortunately smaller pets
are always seen as prey.
If neglected and not properly entertained Bull Terriers
tend to be especially rambunctious - happily devouring
furniture, excavating great caverns in the yard, spinning
in dizzy circles and chasing their tails obsessively.
because of their comical expression and nature Bull
Terriers are popular characters in modern culture. They
featured in countless advertising campaigns such as
the beer commercial for Budweiser and cartoons like
Frankenweenie, Nickelodeon, Toy Story and Babe: Pig
in the City
. Food, Height & Weight
As with any other dog breed, Bull Terriers should be
fed healthy diets with high-quality protein sources
and natural ingredients. Bones can be given to Bull
Terriers because they have powerful jaws and are able
to chew and swallow them in small bits. On the flip
side, because of the same reason, they should never
be given rawhide chews.
The ideal height at withers for both females and males
is 18-22‘’ (46-56cm). Females should weight 45-55Ibs
(20-25kg) and males should weight 55-65Ibs (25-29kg).
& Life Expectancy
Bull Terrier is prone to developing cardiovascular conditions
(mitral dysplasia, aortic stenosis), dermatological
conditions (pododermatitis, demodicosis, ichthyosis,
Waardenburg - Klein syndrome, zinc responsive dermatosis),
musculoskeletal conditions (osteochondrodysplasia, elbow
luxation, avulsion of tibial tuberosity, hock osteochondritis
dissecans), neoplastic conditions (solar keratosis,
mast cell tumours), neurological conditions (congenital
deafness, cerebellar malformation), ocular conditions
(micropalpebral fissure, entropion, ectropion, prolapse
of the gland of the nictitating membrane) and renal
and urinary conditions (polycystic kidney disease, familial
Don't be alarmed by the size of the list of health concerns,
many of these are rare but it's always best to understand
the full scope of potential issues when bringing a dog
into your life.
The life expectancy is from 11 to 13 years.