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Bull Terrier Miniature

Bull Terrier Miniature

The Miniature Bull Terrier is identical to the Bull Terrier in everything but size, with adults standing at under 35.5cm and weighing about 11-15kg. He is a muscular, powerful-looking dog, with an egg-shaped head. The short coat comes in a variety of combinations, including white, black, brindle, red, fawn and tricolour. See the breed standard for full details.

  • 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
Brown miniature Bull Terrier puppy in the yard

Personality

Known for his affinity with people, the Miniature Bull Terrier is full of fun and spirit, though can be stubborn if not properly motivated. He might be smaller than his full-sized counterpart, but this bold, energetic dog doesn't know it! He is a big dog in a small body – and won't be intimidated by larger dogs if confronted. Early, thorough socialisation is especially important, therefore, as is lead training, as he loves to pull!

Bull Terrier Miniature standing near the water

History and Origins

Small examples of the Bull Terrier were selectively bred from the early 1800s to produce the Miniature Bull Terrier dog breed, a dog used as a ratter as well as a companion. The larger 'Bully' proved more popular, however, and lack of interest in the smaller sized dog by the beginning of the 20th century resulted in it being removed from the Kennel Club breed register in 1918. Thankfully, dedicated breed enthusiasts continued to keep the breed alive and a club was formed in 1938.

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