Bull Terrier Colors

With the friendly help of Steve from www.bulliesofnc.com (thank you, Steve) I was able to turn my original chart, which I had first set up months ago, into a neat reference on Bull Terrier colors.
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Bull Terrier Colors


Bull Terrier Appearance

In a word – Unusual

Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier Appearance - Mila on her box

Bull Terrier Appearance: The Bull Terrier’s appearance needs some getting used to

The Bull Terrier appearance needs some getting used to. These funny little power packs have a strong, firm and above-average muscular figure as well as a keen and determined expression. The long oval head is gently shaped downwards with a characteristic egg shaped contour (= down face). The eyes are small, dark and triangular in shape. The ears are small, standing closely together, pointing upwards. The nose is usually black, but can show some pigmentation, and is slightly bent downwards.

The chest should be brad from the front, the body contour well rounded with a short, strong back. The back is slightly arched over the loins. The rib cage should be a little bit visible.

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English Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier Breed Information

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.
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