Miniature Bull Terrier

Temperament:

Friendly, Lively, Extroverted
Size: Small
Height: 25-35 cm
Weight: 11-15 kg
Lifespan: 11-14 years
Coat: Shorthair
Colors: White with brown, red, black
FCI Group: Terriers

Miniature Bull Terrier is originally descended from dogs that were bred for fighting. Towards people he has a very loving disposition. He is very playful and needs a lot of exercise and fun. The dogs should be trained and socialized at an early age.

Miniature Bull Terrier
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Characteristics

The Miniature Bull Terrier has short fur. The animals can have many colors, but are usually predominantly white. The dogs often have beautiful markings of brown, red, black and a variety of other combinations.

An egg-shaped head makes this dog breed so unique. In particular, the Miniature Bull Terrier looks like his head is too big for his body. This seems to be because the eyes are very small and close together. The pointed ears of this breed exude the dynamism that characterizes these animals when they play.

The Miniature Bull Terrier is only 25 to 35 cm tall at shoulder height. With such a square stature, it is surprising how much the animals can weigh. The weight can range from 11 to 15 kilograms. These animals have a lot of muscles.

Unfortunately, these dogs have some health problems. It is extremely important to keep the Miniature Bull Terrier at a healthy weight, as they are prone to obesity. Working with a reputable breeder can help prevent some genetic problems.
Nevertheless, the Miniature Bull Terrier has a life expectancy of 11 to 13 years.

This breed is also relatively high energy. After all, they are terriers. Miniature Bull Terriers in particular like to spend their energy with their humans. The Miniature Bull Terrier is not one to be put off somewhere to amuse himself. He prefers walks and games. So he can balance his desire for exercise with his love for humans. A lack of social stimulation or exercise is likely to result in negative behavior.

The Bull Terrier is a friendly, lively and extroverted dog. He is always happy to play a game or to see you. If your Bull Terrier is timid and constantly wants to retreat, this is not normal. Miniature Bull Terriers have a lot of courage and energy. These are good traits in a dog. But they can become unpleasant. For example, if the bull terrier becomes engaging or envious.

Without early training and socialization and contact with dogs and other animals, they can develop a more aggressive character. However, they are always very lovable with people. Also, Miniature Bull Terriers can tend to chew on everything or bark a lot. Therefore, it is sometimes difficult to find a suitable home for this breed.

Coat care:

Little
Medium
Intensive

Shedding:

Little
Medium
Intensive

Energy level:

Little
Medium
High

Trainability:

Little
Medium
Good

Children suitable:

Less
With supervision
Perfect

The right food

Not every food is suitable for every dog. This must be individually adapted to your dog. Be willing to try different foods until you find the right one for your dog. You will recognize it by his bright eyes, shiny coat and excessive energy.

Calculate the amount you want to give him based on his appearance. Don't make it based on how hungry he acts. Dogs are cheaters. If you think they are hungry or need more food, they will over show.

Below you'll learn a few general guidelines to help guide you.
An exceptionally active dog needs more food or a food richer in protein than a dog that is always just lying in its basket.

Small dogs have higher energy needs than large dogs and require a dense, nutrient-rich diet. Feeding requirements can vary by up to 30 percent in dogs. Regardless of age, breed or gender. Therefore, it is easy to feed one dog too much and another too little, even if both are fed the same amount of food. Also, you should only feed your dog high-quality food.

You feed your Miniature Bull Terrier twice a day. Try to do it at about the same time every day because dogs like routine. If he still hasn't eaten it after 20 minutes, take his bowl away so he learns to eat it all at once.

Miniature Bull Terrier Care

The Miniature Bull Terrier needs someone to be at home during the day. Leaving a Miniature Bull Terrier alone to amuse themselves or go to work is not a good idea. This is because they will eat just about anything. This is also why some animals die from blockages of the gastrointestinal tract. Mostly, however, this is only noticed when it is already too late.

In addition, a Miniature Bull Terrier always needs a lot of exercise every day. You should also challenge the dog's mind. He likes to go for a walk, chase a Frisbee or occupy himself with toys that challenge his intelligence. He is also capable of participating in agility and obedience tests.

Always lead the terrier on a leash so that it does not run after other animals and does not go exploring on its own. Puppies are quite fragile. Strength training can harm growing bones. So until your puppy reaches adulthood, make sure he doesn't overuse his bones. This might include excessive jumping, playing Frisbee, or running on slippery wood or tile floors. All of these can put a lot of stress on growing joints.

Early training is very important. Your dog must follow your commands. Without you using force or shouting.

A Miniature Bull Terrier is not the easiest breed to train. Try to appeal to his playfulness with positive reinforcement techniques. In doing so, you must remain strong and consistent. It can be difficult to train Miniature Bull Terriers. These dogs are suspicious of strangers. They may behave aggressively toward other animals.

Send your four-legged friend to a puppy socialization class as early as possible. Also, take him to dog-friendly public places. This will allow him to become accustomed to many different environmental influences. Also, visitors should be welcome in your home.

Suitable accessories

For a Miniature Bull Terrier is especially suitable various toys as accessories. The dogs have a very high energy level. Therefore, it is important that you counteract this and exercise your dog. For example, balls that you can throw are suitable for this.

Then your dog can retrieve it. Especially popular with Miniature Bull Terriers are Frisbees. You will have a great fun playing frisbee with your four-legged friend. The dogs are excellent teammates. So you can let off steam together and then enjoy a meal.

In addition, of course, a leash is also important. Miniature Bull Terriers like to chase away when you are not paying attention. Therefore, you should have a leash for such situations.

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Origin & History

Miniature Bull Terrier descends from dogs that were known as fierce gladiators in the fighting arena. It has a long and dignified past. The breed now has a much gentler temperament than originally bred. These dogs were once used quite successfully as performance fighters and in the play pits. Throughout history, the Miniature Bull Terrier evolved from a fierce competitor to a loyal companion

In 1860, Miniature Bull Terrier lovers set out to breed an all-white dog. The radiant animals quickly became trendy four-legged friends. Soon they were called "White Cavalier". Because in dogfighting they showed themselves fearless and courageous. But towards people they always behaved politely.

Today, the dogs are no longer used in combat. Nevertheless, the white bull terriers suffer from this prejudice until today. This represents a contrast to their sweet nature. Nellie II was the first terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885. In 1897, a club for bull terriers was founded in America. In 1936, the variegated bull terrier was named a separate breed. Then, in 1992, the Miniature Bull Terrier was also declared a breed of its own.

Patsy Ann was a very well known bull terrier. She stood in the harbor and greeted every ship that arrived in Alaska. Popular with tourists, she was photographed more often. In 1934, she was named the official greeter of Juneau. In memory of Patsy Ann, a bronze statue was erected to her in Juneau Harbor, Alaska.

Miniature Bull Terriers have become increasingly popular over the years. The animals have even appeared as characters in books, movies and cartoons. The dogs were used in several American advertising campaigns. For example, in the Budweiser Beer commercials in the late 1980s.

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