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At A Glance


Size: Small

Weight: 24 - 33 lbs.

Height: 10" - 14"

Life Span: 12 - 13 years

Miniature Bull Terrier

Also know as: English Miniature Bull Terrier

Group: Terrier

Origin: Great Britain (1800s)

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: The Miniature Bull Terrier is a smaller version of the Standard Bull Terrier. However, it is not a true miniature. It possesses most of the same qualities as its larger brother, but is a more manageable size.

Temperament / Behavior
Scrappy, fearless and attached to its owner. Once a prized dog-fighter, the breed is much more mellow now but still prone to getting in conflicts with other dogs. For that reason, this breed should be kept on a leash when in public, and does best in homes where it is the only pet. However, two female Bull Terriers can live together peacefully, and even provide good companionship for each other. Bull Terriers do not like to be left alone and are best placed with active families where at least one person is around most of the day. Training can be difficult. This breed is not recommended for first-time dog owners.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Zinc deficiency: mineral deficiency that can cause death; deafness: some puppies are born deaf while other develop deafness later; obsessive compulsive behaviors: can include tail chasing or other ticks; patella luxation: diseases causing slipped knees or bowleggedness; high testosterone levels: in males; this causes territorial and aggressive behavior; sensitive to fleas and other parasites; easy weight gain.

Special Needs
Exercise: The Miniature Bull Terrier requires vigorous exercise daily, such as long walks, runs, romps and play sessions. This breed tends to gain weight and becomes lazy if not exercised enough.

Grooming: No special grooming requirements.

 

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