English Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier Breed Information

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There are quite a few things to know about the Bull Terrier and miniature Bull Terrier Breed. Let’s get started with the colors.

English Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier Breed Information: Colors

Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier Breed Information - Colors

Two Faces – Same Dog. There is quite a lot of variety in Bull Terriers

When first bred by James Hinks back in the 1800’s, only pure white Bull Terriers were bred, often referred to as “White Chavaliers” for that. Hinks intended to breed a well tempered and friendly “gentleman companion” and soon the Bull Terriers enchanted people with their funny charm. Bull Terriers were later crossed with Staffordshire Bull Terriers for colored variations. Today you find all kinds of variations, but white is still always involved. Combinations of white and black, brindle, red, fawn and tan are prevalent, sometimes three colors are involved. Even the white Bull Terriers today are not truly white. Inspecting the hair at their ears will reveal the second color they carry. Try it! Take a close look at your white’s ears.


The following chart shows the color variations available in Bull Terriers today:

Find more information about pure white Bull Terriers and markings on the next page

3 thoughts on “English Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier Breed Information

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  2. I have a nail bullterrier I got him when he was eight weeks so he’s eight months old now he looks just like the target dog I’m not quite sure I know you can’t be a miniature bullterrier I’m not sure if he’s a English bullterrier but I would love to send you a picture of him his name is Zeus and he’s weighing in right now at 54 pounds and 3 ounces I was just wondering how much more bigger is he going to get

    • Hello Donna,
      I would love to take a look at your sweet Bull Terrier – just because I can’t get enough of seeing them. I bet people often recognize the “Target dog” :).
      Feel free to send me a picture at contact@bullterrierfun.com

      He probably is a handful, not only in terms of personality – which we all love so much – but also keeping that all white coat shiny and bright. Don’t they love a nice mud puddle. 🙂

      In general it is hard to predict the eventual size of a puppy. Zeus will still grow at least a little (dogs of this size usually grow until about 12 months old).
      In order to estimate his eventual height at the age of eight months the best bet is to take a look at the parents, if possible. If they are pretty similar, Zeus will likely end up similar as well. If one of the parents is significantly taller and heavier that the other, comparing Zeus to both of them can help to find out, who he seems to follow.

      His weight sounds like he is beyond the size of a Mini already. But in order to predict the eventual size, also his shoulder height is an interesting factor. If he is beyond 14 inch already, he is not a Mini.
      I don’t know, if you measured him when he was 8-9 weeks old. If he was beyond 8 inch at that age already, chances are he will end up on the bigger side. Comparing the size of the babies in the litter can also give a hint of the outcome in relation to each other.

      But after all, it’s a lot of guessing. At the age of around 12 months he should reach about his final height. Some dogs continue to pack on some more muscle subsequently. Meaning they don’t grow any higher, but still a little heavier and compact. Males tend to grow taller and heavier than females, but that’s only a rule of thumb.

      However tall he ends up – he’s a package full of love and fun! And isn’t that always the bigger the better. 🙂

      Dorothea

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