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Bull Terrier
Gran Bretaña FCI 11 . Bull type Terriers

Bull Terrier

The Bull Terrier they are generally friendly, rarely aggressive.



The original ancestor of Bull Terrier was bred in the early 19th century from a cross between the English Bulldog and terriers. The dog served as a biter for bulls and badgers and was also used in dogfighting. Although its use as a fighting dog was already banned in 1835, the breed still struggles with its fighting dog image today. Completely contrary to the omnipresent opinion the Bull Terrier developed in the course of the 19th century as a popular family dog ​​of the English middle class. The nervous and friendly Bull Terrier lived with families in large areas and served as a guard dog and to hunt vermin.

In 1850 the animal trader James Hinks ensured official recognition of the breed. At the end of the 19th century, the Bull Terrier white in color were for a time the status symbol of the English nobility. For a more elegant appearance and a less fizzy character, they crossed paths with Dalmatians and Pointer. Only after the end of World War 2 did the British return to breeding Bull Terrier of different colors. From the beginning the breed was bred in different sizes and today the Standard and the Bull Terrier Miniature are distinguished as independent breeds. Recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, the Bull Terrier Belongs to the group 3 FCI, of the Terrier. Here it is assigned to the section 3 as Bull type Terriers.

Physical characteristics

It is a dog strong, muscular and short hair. The accepted colors are white (spots on head only allowed, 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 breed standard.

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 at the time these first specimens were included, 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 features 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 recognized breed 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 weight or height limits, 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.

Character and skills

The Bull Terrier are generally friendly, rarely aggressive. His physical strength is comparable to his 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 dog breeding, that they require much time to be trained. Dogs are very affectionate and love company, so it is not a good idea to leave them alone for a long time, given that with their powerful jaws together with the stress they get to have in solitude they can lead them to cause a lot of damage to the house. It is an excellent companion and attack dog..

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Because of its fun and mischievous personality, at the Bull Terrier it is sometimes called “Child with dog suit”.

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 limits and the child learns to interact with the dog, that is to say, striking a balance.

They need to do enough exercise at young age, but without excess, This can cause muscle problems. It also, the breed is known for being very gluttonous, so it should be dosed food and exercise. Son excellent guard dogs and they have very sharp ears. 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 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 may be deaf.

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

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

Education of a Bull Terrier

The Bull terrier needs a consistent upbringing from the start and is definitely not a suitable dog for beginners. If your owner indicates insecurity, he will take advantage of it and try to become a pack leader himself. So, a strong hand and a lot of assertiveness is required for the upbringing of this breed. Since it can react suspiciously and quickly to unfamiliar dogs, must be well socialized from an early age.

Bull Terrier health and care

The coat of the Bull Terrier does not need any special care. But, should be brushed regularly to remove dead hairs.

There are no breed-typical diseases in the Bull Terrier.. Occasionally, joint problems and especially in the knees and skin irritations can occur.

Nutrition / Food

The feeding of the Bull Terrier is not complicated, because he is quite undemanding when it comes to food. However, your food must be of high quality, low in fat and easily digestible.

The life expectancy of a Bull Terrier

It can reach an average age of 10-14 years.

Characteristics "Bull Terrier"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Bull Terrier" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Buying a Bull Terrier

What do I have to pay attention to when I buy?

Before taking a Bull Terrier at home, you should know that the conditions of conservation of this breed have been highly regulated throughout Europe since the years 90. Due to its bad reputation, it is on the list of dangerous dog breeds in some countries.. The Bull Terrier can provoke fearful reactions in peers and will not be greeted with joy by everyone. If you still want to have a Bull Terrier, you should try to improve the image of the breed through good education and proper maintenance. According to the studies, the breed is no more aggressive than other dog breeds and resolves conflict situations peacefully.

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Type and recognitions:

  • Group 3: Terriers
  • Section 3: Bull type Terriers. Optional proof of work..


  • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC

  • FCI breed standard "Bull Terrier"

    FCIFCI - Bull Terrier

    Alternative names:

    1. English Bull Terrier, Bully, Wedge Head, Varkhond (English).
    2. Bull Terrier (French).
    3. Bull Terrier (German).
    4. Bull terrier inglês (Portuguese).
    5. Bull Terrier inglés (español).

    2 thoughts on "Bull Terrier”

    1. personally, el blue paul, the Bull & Terrier, the Pitt dog terriers are exactly the same dog with 1 of these three Bull-terriers ((son of (terrier and mastiff)), years. At that time, why 1 office distinction has yes the standard of arms? Bull's Red Nose & Terrier, while you've been in the crib for over 200 years, is that all people say they work in the canine world and when it is not the Cuban mastiff, which was supposedly a breed of dog. and if history says a good thing in saying that the Bull terrier is descended from the old English staff, This means that the Bull was born long before James Hinks was his Bull terrier dog.


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