Bull Terrier - Dogs breeds | Pets

Posted by tiadoc | 9 August 2011

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Bull Terrier

The Bull Terrier they are generally friendly, rarely aggressive.
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The Bull Terrier or Bull Terrier English It is a pure breed of dog of the Terrier family.

The crossing of races, now extinct, Old English Bulldog and Old English White Terrier gave rise to a new race called the Bull and Terrier, at the end of the 18th century in Great Britain. There are also genetic traces of the Dalmatian, specifically in the spots that usually appear on the skin in the area of the stomach.

Towards 1860, the Bull and Terrier is divided into two branches, the pure white Bull Terrier and varieties of colour who frequented the fights of dogs (Although it was not the end for which were created since this is a companion dog) until that was finally recognized as a legitimate breed of dog.

The Bull Terrier grew up to be a dog of exposure and company, not for dog fighting.

The father of the race was James Hinks born in 1829 in Ireland in the town of Mullingar.

The first Bull Terrier worldwide known with this particular profile, was Lord Gladiator, born in 1918.

Physical characteristics

It is a dog strong, muscular and short hair. The accepted colors are white (allow spots on the head only, in other parts of the body they are penalized in exhibitions). The colors black, white, striped, red, Griffon and tricolor are accepted. Trademarks of pigmentation in the skin are not taken into account, When not involved hair. The colors, Blue and liver are highly undesirable in competitions, According to the standard of the breed.

The standard of the Bull Terrier Club in England, the ancient breed and originated from the same, It says that the striped is the desired color, given the importance of that color to the moment of including these early examples, that helped to correct problems of deafness and refresh the gene pool of the race, Therefore this recommendation maintains even included in the standard of the breed.

Typical characteristics are the oval shape of its head, that profile will curve downwards from the top of the skull to the end of the snout. The forehead is flat from ear to ear, front head is shaped like an egg. These dogs lack the fronto-nasal depression. And the eyes are triangular in shape, in fact, It is the only breed recognized with triangular eyes. Y, Another curiosity of this small is that, It is one of the few breeds that likes to eat the nails when not cut them.

There are no limits of weight and height, but the copy should give an impression of maximum solidity in relation to their distinctive traits and sex, but You can reach the 35 kg. There is one miniature variety where Yes, criminalizes overcome some stature.

The hair is easy to maintain, which is why frequent brushing can have it in almost perfect conditions. It can also help add oil in your food.

Bull Terrier - Standard FCI
Character and skills

The Bull Terrier are generally friendly, rarely aggressive. His physical strength is comparable to its intelligence, and both your body and your mind must remain active. They need time to run and exercise. They are not very suitable for beginners in the breeding of dogs, that they require much time to be trained. Dogs are very caring and love the company, so it is not a good idea to leave them alone for a long time, given that with their powerful JAWS with stress coming to solitude can lead them to cause much damage in the housing. It is an excellent company and attack dog.

It´s extremely strong by which should not be left unattended with one child of 8 years, post tend to skip, play and by their muscle mass can topple unintentionally to the child, for this reason it is advisable to make a gradual socialisation between the child and the dog, so in this way, the dog understands the boundaries and the child to learn to interact with the dog, namely, striking a balance.

They need to do enough exercise at young age, but without excess, This can cause muscle problems. In addition, the breed is known for being very gluttonous, so it should be dosed food and exercise. Are excellent guard dogs and they are very tuned ear. They may also experience obsessive-compulsive behaviors as chasing the tail hanging around, self-mutilation is, Skip, biting his thigh, eat their feces and licking the leg; these animals like to be in the company, generally children.


The Bull Terrier, normally, they are free of genetic diseases. They tend to live in 10 to 12 years, Although they may live longer. The oldest dog that knows is a so-called Australian “Puppa Trout”, who lived up the 25 years. The Bull Terrier albinos can suffer from deafness.

The Bull Terrier is one of the breeds used for the creation of the Argentine Dogo (Hunting dog).

Although the name might lead to confusion, the Bull Terrier are not directly related to the American Pit Bull Terrier. However, both races have the same ancestry. There is a version in miniature of this race, officially called Bull Terrier miniature.

Bull Terrier pictures
  • Otros nombres: English Bull Terrier / Bully / Gladiator
  • Group 3 / Section 3 – Bull type Terrier.

Dogs breeds: Bull Terrier

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  1. marty says:

    I’m looking to buy a female bull terrier, do you have any?

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