|Other names:||English Bull Terrier
|FCI Dog Group||Group 3 Terriers. Section 3 Bull type Terriers Working trial optional.
The Bull Terrier is a breed of dog in the terrier family. Strongly built, muscular, well balanced and active with a keen, determined and intelligent expression. A unique feature is a downfaced, egg-shaped head. Irrespective of size dogs should look masculine and bitches feminine.
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From 300 to 400 g. daily
Not very patient
For White, pure white coat. Skin pigmentation and markings on head not to be penalised. For Coloured, colour predominates; all other things being equal, brindle preferred.
Courageous, full of spirit, with a fun loving attitude. Of even temperament and amenable to discipline. Although obstinate is particularly good with people.
James Hinks, was the first to standardize the breed in 1850 and it was first exhibited, in its present form, in Birmingham in 1862. The Bull Terrier Club was formed in 1887. Smaller Bull Terrier specimens were known since the early 19th century but were not welcomed until World War I and were removed from the Kennel Club registry in 1918. In 1938 a revival led by Colonel Richard Glyn and a group of enthusiasts formed the Miniature Bull Terrier Club.
Far from being a naturally aggressive dog as it is believed, it is very affectionate and familiar. The only reason a special education is recommended for them is the strength and power that is concentrated in the body of this Bull terrier , in case it becomes excessively territorial.
The peculiarities of the Bull terrier regarding care are cold and weight control. Due to their short coat, they do not tolerate low temperatures. And when it comes to food, this breed tends to eat more than its share so it can gain weight and lose agility if not controlled.
Owners of potential sires and dams being bred should show proof of testing for kidney and heart issues, and pups should be tested for hearing before leaving the breeder.