Bull Terrier Dog Breed Information


Bull Terrier Quick Facts
Bull Terrier
Breed Group: Terrier
Origen: England
Nickname: English Bull Terrier, Pig dog (obsolete)
Weight: 45-65 lbs
Height: 21-22 inches
Color(s): White variety: white, with markings on head permissible; colored variety: any color other than white, or any color with white markings; brindle


Bull Terrier Appearance

The Bull Terrier is a medium-sized substantial dog, with a determined expression. This breed is well known for their large, egg-shaped head that often makes them appear very focused and attentive to their owners. His body is longer than tall. They are strongly built and muscular with strong jaws. The eyes are very small, triangular shaped and placed close together. His ears are also small, erect and close set. The tail is set low and on the short side carried horizontally.

The Bull Terrier has a flat coat that is extremely short, fine and harsh in texture. The most common colors are solid white, any color other than white is also accepted, or any other color with white markings. The weight of the Bull Terrier is around 50-70 pounds and the height is around 21-22 inches.

Bull Terrier Temperament

The Bull terrier is a strong, athletic and energetic dog. They are loyal, polite, sweet natured and obedient dog. These breed is incredibly charming, happy and clownish but could also be stubborn and manipulative some times. The Bull terrier requires human attention and interaction to be happy and secure. They become attached to their owners and families and do not succeed when left alone for long period of times and could become destructive. They love children, but their rough and tumble style of play can easily flatten a young child. The Bull terrier can be very aggressive with other dogs and small animals if not well socialized at a young age. You will need to train a Bull Terrier to ensure that his natural instincts don't turn into aggression.

Is Bull Terrier the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Bull Terrier will do okay in an apartment if enough exercise is provided. They are highly active and need lots and lots of physical and mental exercise. His need could be met on a long walk on leash, a vigorous game or a run in a safe area. The Bull Terrier prefers warm climates. He should no live outdoors except in temperate weather but are best when they have access to house to spend some time inside with the family. They are very protective and devoted to their owners and can make excellent watch dogs.

Bull Terrier Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Bull Terrier is around 11-14 years.

Bull Terrier Health problems

The Bull Terrier major concerns are deafness (white) and kidney problems They could also be prone to heart problems, patellar luxation, Zinc deficiency and skin allergies. Bull Terriers can also suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder, such as tail chasing, scratching, chewing, and obsessive licking. As with all breeds the Bull Terrier will need regular vaccinations, worming, flea and tick treatment to keep him healthy.

Bull Terrier Care and Grooming

The Bull Terrier is easy to groom and only requires an occasional brushing. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Over bathing or frequent bathing your dog will strip the oils from the coat and may cause severe skin irritations and possible allergy type reactions. Do not over feed this breed as it tends to gain weight easily.

Bull Terrier Shedding

The Bull Terrier is a heavy shedder; you'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home, therefore is not best suited for those with allergies.