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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Dog Dental Problems

Like in humans there are dog dental problems as well

Despite practicing dog dental care, problems can still occur. Here are two common examples:

Dog Dental Problems: Dental Malocclusions

Dog Dental Problems - Malocclusion

Lower corner tooth is tilted inwards.

Dental malocclusions are a common dog dental problems not only among English Bull Terriers, but dogs in general. In Germany this is an exclusion criteria for using the dog as a show dog. Actually this is what excluded Fancy from becoming a show dog in the first place. But that did not bother us at all. We were only looking for a companion and a pet, not a show dog. We loved her to pieces anyway.
Plus the malocclusion was one of the few things, she actually never did really have any problems with in her life.

Weather the condition needs treatment is always a case to case decision. If the malocclusion does not bother your dog, doesn’t cause pain in it or restrains the regular food intake and if you don’t have a show dog, I don’t see much reason to temper with its teeth by surgery or other “medical procedures”.
However, other people and especially vets may have different opinions about that.
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Dog nail trimming anxiety

How to deal with dog nail trimming anxiety?

Dog nail trimming anxiety - Mila is scared

“Mommy, do we really HAVE to do this? That nasty thing with the metal muzzle that eats my claws is scaring me!”

The fact that you are reading this article makes me guess that you are familiar with dog nail trimming anxiety. And you have probably encountered the following situation in one or another way: Your Bull Terrier watches you taking out the nail clipper and magically disappears. Once you have found her, you try to pin her in order to reach a claw. This is when the wrestling and nipping starts. You end up with ONE clipped nail – well, that is if it’s your lucky day – soaked in your own sweat and with a terrified dog hiding in the bedroom.
This problem is certainly not a typical Bull Terrier problem, dog nail trimming anxiety is a general DOG problem.
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