Bull Terrier Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:English Bull Terrier
  • Size:Medium
  • Ease of Training:Low
  • Grooming:Low
  • Shedding:Medium
  • Exercise Needed:Daily Walk
  • Energy Level:High
  • Protection:Medium, will growl and bark
  • Good with Children:Yes, with older more considerate children
  • Health Clearances:OFA, BAER
  • Weight:Male: 55-65, Female: 45-55 lbs
  • Height:21-22 inches
  • Coat Colour:white variety: white, with markings on head permissible; coloured variety: any colour other than white, or any colour with white markings; brindle prefer.

Bull Terrier Coat

The coat of the Bull Terrier should always be short, flat and harsh, even being somewhat coarse to the touch. The hair should always be glossy and should be close lying. This breed should have tight skin, never wrinkly or saggy. Grooming this breed is fairly simple as the coat is very short. However, the Bull Terrier should be protected from the cold.

Bull Terrier Character

The Bull Terrier is a lively breed but can also be lazy and quiet at times. A very muscular and well-built breed, this dog has a very sweet disposition and can be very affectionate. This dog requires an experienced handler as they can become dominant without the right training and socialization. The Bull Terrier is a very polite breed that is naturally obedient, however does need extensive training and requires a great deal of companionship.

Bull Terrier Temperament

Fiery, energetic, and loving, this breed can also be protective of his owner and his territory, giving off somewhat of a fearless presence. This breed makes a good watch and/or guard dog. The Bull Terrier is very hardy and sturdy and can tolerate quite a bit of child's play, however should always be supervised, as Bull Terriers can be snippy if they are overly pestered. With proper socialization and training, this breed can do well with other dogs.

Bull Terrier Care

The Bull Terrier does not require much grooming, and an occasional brushing with a rubber brush should be sufficient. Hand plucking may be necessary for dead hairs, but is usually cared for with a brush or comb. This breed is an average shedder, shedding only around twice a year. Removing loose hair should be simple when using a special rubber glove designed for such a task. Ear cleaning is necessary to prevent any difficulties in the future.

Bull Terrier Activity

The Bull Terrier is a very lively breed. A ball of fire, this dog requires quite a bit of exercise to stay healthy and active. At least a medium sized yard would work best as this breed has almost infinite energy. This breed requires long daily walks, twice a day is best, as they can become destructive if not given the proper stimulation and exercise requirements.

Bull Terrier Health and Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Bull Terrier is around 11-14 years, and there are a number of health problems that are associated with this breed, which include deafness, heart problems, renal cortical hypoplasia, luxating patella, lens luxation, thyroid problems, seizures, allergies, and skin conditions. Parents of the Bull Terrier puppy should have OFA certificates.

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  • Darlington

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HERCULES - Bull Terrier crossbreed

  • Braintree

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MYLO - Bull Terrier
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MYLO - Bull Terrier crossbreed

  • Birmingham

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  • Colwyn Bay

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  • Exeter

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