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Miniature Bull Terriers are muscular, well
proportioned and like the Standard Bull
Terrier, have a distinctive 'egg shaped'
head. This is a playful, lovable and extremely
courageous breed. The ancestry of the Miniature
Bull Terrier can be traced to back to the
19th century in England when the Bulldog
was crossed with the White English Terrier
(now extinct) which produced the Bull and
Terrier - now known as the Bull Terrier.
The Bull Terriers at this time were meant
to be tough and fierce dog fighters and
actually, many many were quite small - about
the size of the Miniature Bull Terriers
today. To increase the size, that breed
was then crossed with Spanish Pointers.
Miniature Bull Terriers are exact replicas
of the Bull Terrier - except for size. In
the early days, Miniature Bull Terriers
ranged in size from as little as four pounds
to as much as sixteen pounds.
The Miniature Bull Terrier was accepted
in the AKC's Miscellaneous Class in 1963,
however, was not recognized as breed until
The height of a Miniature Bull Terrier is
10-14 inches (25-33 cm).
Weight: Miniature Bull Terriers
weigh up to 24-33 pounds (11-15 kg). The
weight should be in proportion to height.
The Miniature Bull Terrier's coat is short,
dense, flat and rough. Minimal grooming
- just a brushing a few times a week is
all that's necessary to keep it in good
condition. The Miniature Bull Terrier sheds
twice a year.
the Miniature Bull Terrier's coat is white,
then should be pure white. Colors: white,
black & tan, black brindle, black &
tan, brindle, fawn, red, with or without
Miniature Bull Terriers are courageous,
high-energy and loving. They are obedient,
playful, clownish and thrive on attention.
This dog makes a great family pet and becomes
very attached. Miniature Bull Terriers do
well with children (and adults) who do not
tease, provoke or engage in extremely rough
play. The owner as well as the family children
must always show leadership. Proper training
and socialization are both necessary. Training
should be firm and consistent. Miniature
Bull Terriers should not be left alone for
long periods otherwise, they may start to
display disruptive behaviors such as barking
or chewing. Males and females as well as
two females do well within the same household
- of course with supervision. Two males
living together is not recommended - eventually
one will need to dominate. The Miniature
Bull Terrier needs plenty of exercise and
play - which makes this breed great for
an active family.
Overall, Miniature Bull Terriers
are generally healthy. Some health issues
include: lens luxation (which can cause
blindness if not detected early), luxating
patellas, obsessive compulsive behaviors
(i.e. tail chasing), polycystic kidney disease
(PKD), skin problems and heart diseases.
Additionally, some puppies are born deaf
in either one or both ears. Life expectancy
of a Miniature Bull Terrier is between 11
- 14 years.
• The Miniature Bull Terrier Club
of America was founded in 1966.
• Although the Miniature
Bull Terrier was eligible in the AKC to
be shown in the Miscellaneous Class in 1963,
it was not recognized as a breed until 1991.
• Bull Terriers are also
known as "Mini Bulls".
• The Miniature Bull Terrier
is an exact replica of the Bull Terrier
- except for size.
AKC: Terrier Group
ANKC: Group 2 - Terriers
CKC: Group 4 - Terrier
FCI: Group 3 - Terriers Section 3