Bull Terrier

Description

The Bull Terrier has a body that is not too tall, however, it is well muscled. Its distinguishing feature is its long head and muzzle with an absent stop. The eyes, nose, and ears are all dark and small. The breed appears to have a smile. Its neck is medium length and in proportion to its body. It extends at an angle to its firm and level back. The tail is set with the back, but is carried slightly above the back. The tail is shorter than average. The hocks are thick and muscular. Its chest is long. The front legs are straight under it. The back legs are angled. This breed’s coat lies close to its body. It is shiny and coarse.

Temperament

The Bull Terrier is a feisty and somewhat demanding breed. Training it can easily make it a better housedog. However, it does not get along with other pets, including other dogs. It is responsive to training if its owner is successful in training it. It has stubborn side. It does appreciate attention and may become discontent if it has nothing to do. This breed will guard its family against intruders. It may also entertain them.

Height and Weight

Male height: 21-22 inchesMale weight: 60-70 poundsFemale height: 21-22 inchesFemale weight: 50-60 pounds

Health Problems

The Bull Terrier may develop kidney and heart problems, and patellar luxation. Although rare, this breed also is susceptible to lens luxation. It is recommended that a veterinarian evaluate this breed.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Bull Terrier can easily adapt to indoor and outdoor living conditions. The breed enjoys spending time with its family and will appreciate staying indoors. If it resides indoors it should get adequate exercise. The breed only requires an average size yard if it stays outdoors.

Exercise

The Bull Terrier needs space so that it can expend its energy. The breed enjoys both mental training and physical activity to stay active. It is a good idea to exercise this breed on a daily basis. It can become discontent and destructive if it is not active.

Life Expectancy

The Bull Terrier has an average life expectancy of 11-14 years.

Litter Size

The Bull Terrier has an average of 4-8 puppies.

Grooming

The Bull Terrier has a short coat that doesn’t require much grooming. Regular brushing is all that is necessary. The breed doesn’t require much more brushing during shedding season. Occasional bathing is all that is necessary for this breed.

Origin

The mid 19th century marks the development of the Bull Terrier.

Group

Terrier

Color

The Bull Terrier is either a variety of colors or white.