English Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier Breed Information: Height and Weight
Miniature Bull Terriers can be significantly smaller and lighter than a regular Bull Terrier, as the following chart demonstrates: Regular English Bull Terrier
- Height 18-24 inch
- Weight 45-85 lb
Miniature Bull Terrier
- Height 10-14 inch
- Weight 20-33 lb
Besides being pets Bull Terriers are also popular show dogs. Therefore some standards have been established by the different Kennel Clubs, which mostly refer to colors, proportions and appearance.
Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier Breed Information:
Bull Terriers and Miniature Bull Terriers have a life expectancy of 9-15 years.
English Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier Breed Information: Coat & Skin
The Bull Terrier has short, coarse hair. the coat does not need a lot of grooming. The coat is better suited for warmer than for cold climates. But protection in colder climate can be arranged with a doggie sweater and shoes, for example. Shedding is light to moderate. Excessive shedding can be a sign of climate change, but also an alarm signal that there is a health problem, such a skin issues or inner problems going on. The Bull Terrier comes in different color variations from all white to solid color and some mixes. Learn more about the color variations in this article. The skin itself can also be pigmented. Because of the sparse hair on their big muzzle the skin is very sensitive and may even need some sunscreen on the beach.
English Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier Breed Information:
“There are dogs … and there are Bull Terriers” The Bull Terrier is often characterized as a ‘Kid in a dog suit”.
Bull Terriers unsually get along with their own and other breeds, also other animals, when they are socialized early. “Getting along” can also mean “just not interested”.
Most Bull Terriers are also not prone to hunting critters unless they are trained to do so. Many will get alert and stare when they spot a rabbit or squirrel and maybe if they get the chance dash after them for some yards, but they will unlikely go the distance and bark like crazy. Still, every dog is different. So, this information is not meant to create a false sense of security that she will not run. Nor should it encourage you to unleash your dog in the woods without giving it a second thought. One or the other specimen may like to really chase after smaller animals, like rabbits or squirrels and sometimes cats.
All I am saying is that despite their terrier-heritage of hunting vermin and rats, the majority of them will not show much interest in smaller animals.
If you have ever tried to entertain your Bull Terrier with a flirt pole, you may have discovered two things:
1. Your Bull Terrier will probably respond to this game. But dragging the small toy attched to the pole over the ground will likely attract the Bull Terrier more than swaying it in the air. This movement is more similar to the terrier-heritage of hunting small vermin and rats.
2. If you manage to interest your Bull Terrier in this game, this interest will probably not last for long. You will not be able to have your Bull Terrier dash after that pole for an hour in your yard like you would be able to do it with some other breeds.
The vermin hunting heritage, however, may have something to do with the strong affinity of many Bull Terriers to balls. I have seen several of them not only chasing after balls thrown by humans. Many of them like balls thrown closely to the ground or have a bias to kick and push small rolling objects around, like they where playing soccer, and then dashing after those objects. Mila is playing this kind of game in a very distinct way all on her own whenever she gets hold of a tennis-ball-sized ball. It always reminds me something qickly running away from her like a small animal and her going after it. Whenever she does it, my husband declares that she is “in the zone”. Because she has obviously plunged into another world where she could do this for hours.
The often stated “No cats!” for rescue Bull Terriers seeking a new home, sometimes just traces back to a lack in early socialization with other animals. This is something that may be hard to catch up with later and can also concern other dogs. So, the recommendation for under-socialized Bullys will often be “Best held as only pet”. I also once met a Bull Terrier myself, who was a Joker and nothing but sweetness and fun towards humans, yet a killer when it came to other dogs. Well, of course there are special cases, which will then need special attention and a very skillful, understanding, consequent and responsible hand.
Find a lot more useful Information about the Bull Terrier Character in this essay.