Miniature Bull Terrier Overview
The Miniature Bull Terrier is an interesting combination of bullbaiter, Dalmatian and English White Terrier. His appearance is closest to that of the original Bull Terrier breeds. They were selected for their white coloration and egg-shaped head. Color variety came after their breed standards had been started. While similar in appearance to the Bull Terrier, he was bred separately to retain the look of the Bull Terrier but in a smaller size.
Miniature Bull Terrier Characteristics
Mini Bull Terriers feature an egg-shaped head and predominantly white body, however there is more variation in breed color today than when the breed was created. They are a sturdy and active dog that remain popular for their curious and child-like nature.
Miniature Bull Terrier Temperament
Active, friendly and clownish describe the Mini Bull Terrier. They love to be the center of attention no matter the activity. They make great adoring family pets, however can be protective and may inappropriately guard if not properly socialized.
Miniature Bull Terrier Care
10 to 14 years is the average lifespan of the Mini Bull Terrier, typical for dogs of his size. They have a few breed health concerns including skin and food allergies, deafness linked to white coat color, mitral dysplasia, primary lens luxation, subaortic stenosis, and oddly, compulsive tail chasing.
Miniature Bull Terrier Coat
The short, coarse coat of the Miniature Bull Terrier needs very little grooming. A hand comb or brush can help keep the coat clean and glossy, removing any loose hairs or dirt in the hair. A soft brush will help keep his coat smooth and shiny.
Miniature Bull Terrier Training
The Mini Bull Terrier has a mind of his own that shows during training. He can be stubborn, but will respond to positive, motivational training. If an owner can convince the Miniature Bull that it is in his best interest to learn too, then he will eagerly pick up the task.
Miniature Bull Terrier Activity
Playtime and lots of exercise will help with the high energy of the Mini Bull Terrier. He loves fetch and finding games, and does will with vigorous activity. Anywhere his owner goes, the Mini Bull Terrier will go too.