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Bull Terrier

The Bull Terrier is a solid powerhouse of a dog, deep chested with strong shoulders, sufficient leg and neck to look athletic, but with a strong, egg-shaped, Roman nosed head. Eyes may look small but should give the impression of a twinkly, smiley expression.

10 – 13 years
20 - 30kg
50 - 60cm
White, white with coloured patches, red, fawn, brindle and black.
UK Kennel Club Groups
The need-to-know
  • Dogs suitable for experienced owners
  • Extra training required
  • Need to be aware of potential health issues
  • Enjoys active walks
  • Enjoys one to two hours of walking a day
  • Medium dog
  • Minimum drool
  • Requires grooming every other day
  • Chatty and vocal dog
  • Barks and alerts to visitors/anything unusual
  • Might not like other dogs
  • May need additional training to live with other pets
  • May need additional supervision to live with children
  • Needs a small garden
  • Can happily live in the city
  • Can be left occasionally with training
This breed may encounter health problems

Deafness is the most common health problem within the breed, most frequently encountered in white Bull Terriers.

Other problems that this breed can develop include:
- Lethal acrodermatitis, which is a condition that only affects white English Bull Terriers and is a inherited disease which can cause serious skin and growth problems.  
- Lens luxation which is a condition where the lens moves from it's normal position in the eye which will result in vision loss and can cause pain.
- Polycystic kidney disease where cysts develop in the kidneys and which can stop them from working.
- Heart problems including mitral dysplasia which is where the heart valves become diseased and don't form properly.

Priority Kennel Club health schemes and testing: 
None but there are several recommended schemes that the Kennel Club recommends which can be found here.


The Bull Terrier is enthusiasm and joy, packed into a dog’s body. They are effervescent in their delight at what each moment brings, they truly believe the world to be a chocolate box of treats, all laid on especially for them! Their enthusiasm and sense of humour is infectious, to share some time, space, a home, with a Bull Terrier is to throw your hat in the ring and join in the madness!  
Bull Terriers do not quite grasp concepts like personal space, are unaware that they are many kilos of solid, near concrete-like dog wrapped in a thin fur coat, and have a high pain threshold – this can lead to them being clumsy and oafish. It is not their intent, it is just the way things are! They’re also quick learners and remarkably sensitive types, a factor that is often missed by those who assume they are simply thugs in a dog-suit! 

Did you know?

The Bull Terrier is often thought of as a fighting dog, or a dog originally used for baiting bulls or other animals in a ring or pit. In fact while their ancestors were fighting dogs, the Bull Terrier is a total gentleman and has never been used for these activities – they were bred for success in the show-ring, and as a gentleman’s companion. 

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