Miniature Bull Terrier Breed Summary
Intelligent, Comical, Happy, Stubborn and Loving
These dogs are a tiny version of their larger relative the Bull Terrier. They are discussed as being easier to manage, both due to their size and personalities. They are very loyal and loving by nature and love to take part in all aspects of family living.
They do need a lot of exercise however, their size means that they are happy to live in an apartment so long as they get plenty of walks and playtime. They can get bored very easily, so do better when they have something to occupy them.
Fun Fact: They don't require a large amount of grooming, meaning they are a relatively cheap breed to keep!
|Kennel Club Group||Terrier|
|Lifespan||10 - 14 Years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females 25.5cm - 30.5cm|
|Weight||Males and Females 4kg - 7kg|
|Coat||Coats are Short, Fine, Glossy and Close to the Skin|
|Colour||White, White with Any other Colour|
|Common health issues||Patellar Luxation (dislocation of the kneecap), Kidney Problems, Lens Luxation, Heart Problems, Deafness|
These dogs, although their ancestors may have been developed for fighting, actually make delightful family pets. They are highly intelligent and need lots of daily mental stimulation to keep them from getting bored. Their strong sense of humour will have you rolling around on the floor in fits of laughter! As these guys have Terrier in them they tend to be fairly stubborn, meaning they're not necessarily the best option for first-time owners. They require a lot of training and need to be taught their place in the pack! Because they love their humans so much, they don’t do well on their own for long periods of time as this can lead to separation anxiety. This means they need someone to be home with them most of the day.
Miniature Bull Terriers are the result of Bull Terrier litters which produced smaller than average puppies. Eventually, these smaller versions became their own breed!
Bull Terriers were developed at the start of the 19th century in response to a need for a dog that could both control vermin and take part in blood sports. They are a cross between Old English Bulldogs, which are now extinct, and Old English Terriers and it was thought they would combine the speed and skill of the Terrier with the persistence of the Bulldog. There was a real lack of preservation for this breeds’ original form and a lack of breeding standards led to the breed eventually dividing into three, the breed we see today, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and, of course, the Miniature Bull Terrier. They were officially recognised by the Kennel Club in 1991.