The Bull Terrier (alternatively referred to as a ‘English Bull Terrier’) was developed in England in the 1830s by mixing a Bulldog and an English Terrier to create the best fighting dog. The term ‘Bull Terrier’ originates from the widespread practice of ‘bull-baiting,’ where many dogs were pitted against a chained bull. Later on, the Bull Terrier was crossed with the Spanish Pointer to increase its size, producing an extremely successful, powerful, and persistent combatant.
Following the abolition of dogfighting, Bull Terriers were crossed with Dalmatians to generate a white strain and subsequently with Staffordshire Bull Terriers to reintroduce color. The miniaturization process began with breeding smaller specimens of the Bull Terrier. It is well-built, symmetrical, and features a distinctive long face with a keen, determined, and intelligent expression.
These dogs are amusing creatures who thrive on entertainment. They are not lap dogs, despite their size, and will benefit from active families that let them burn off pent-up energy. Because this breed is well-known for its mischievous tendency, it is critical for owners to spend time properly teaching them when they are young. Bull Terriers are energetic and clownish, yet they demonstrate excellent obedience to their owners when properly trained. They can be rough at times while playing, and caution should be exercised while dealing with small children.
Due to their working dog ancestry, miniature bull terriers thrive in homes where they are assigned tasks. Without adequate physical and mental stimulation, they will become dissatisfied. Mini bull terriers thrive when involved in activities that require both mental and physical exertion, such as obedience and agility.
Despite its short coat, the Miniature Bull Terrier sheds substantially, and without weekly brushing, an excess of loose coarse dog hair will accumulate. Fortunately, their coat is simple to maintain, requiring only a weekly brushing with a rubber hand. This breed will shed twice a year, and daily brushing will considerably aid the process. Miniature Bull Terriers, in general, do not require bathing unless necessary. Along with scrubbing the Mini Bull’s coat, brushing his teeth at least three times a week helps prevent dental problems. Weekly ear examinations for debris and grime are also necessary.
The miniature bull terrier is a well-balanced breed with an average 11–13 years lifespan. However, as is the case with most dogs, the Miniature Bull Terrier is susceptible to a few known conditions, according to the Miniature Bull Terrier Club (MBTC).
Mini bull terriers can be affected by two different types of heart disease: mitral valve abnormalities and aortic stenosis. At 12 months of age, the MBTC recommends that all miniature bull terriers examine their hearts for murmurs. If a murmur is identified, your veterinarian may recommend additional tests.
Additionally, miniature bull terriers are susceptible to developing kidney illness, primary lens luxation (which may result in blindness), and laryngeal paralysis (a condition that obstructs the airway and makes it difficult to breathe). Patella luxation and deafness are two further disorders frequently encountered in tiny bull terriers.
Is This Breed Compatible with Other Pets?
Other household dogs will quickly become buddies with a Miniature Bull Terrier. Because these dogs are playful, having a buddy helps keep them from wreaking havoc in your home. This is a recipe for disaster if you have dogs, cats, or other small creatures significantly smaller than your Miniature Bull Terrier. Because these canines were developed as ratters, they possess strong predatory tendencies and are prone to attack small creatures that cross their path.
Bull Terrier, Miniature Puppy Prices:
Borzoi Puppy Price
|1st Pick $3000-5000||1st Pick $3000-5000
|2nd Pick $2000-4000||2nd Pick $2000-4000
|3rd Pick $1000-3000||3rd Pick $1000-3000