Bull Terrier (Miniature)
This is a strongly built, square-proportioned dog, big-boned but not coarse. It should reflect those attributes that made the standard-sized bull terrier a formidable foe in the fighting ring with its sturdy bone and muscle and strong jaws. Its gait is free and easy. Its skin is tight and its coat is short, flat and harsh. It wears a keen and determined expression on its characteristic clown face.
Very much like the larger bull terrier, the mini is comical, lively, playful and mischievous. Despite its smaller size, it is not a lap dog. It is every bit as tough as the larger version and apt to want to prove itself even more. It is a sweet clown, devoted but not fawning. It is stubborn and independent and needs to be trained with a firm yet gentle hand — and a good sense of humor. It likes to play and investigate. It likes to dig, and it needs ample exercise.
|Height||10-14 inches (25-33 cm)|
|Weight||24-33 pounds (11-15 kg)|
|Colors||Black & Tan Brindle Fawn Red White|
|Good In Apartments||
Miniature Bull Terriers can live happily in an apartment if sufficient exercise is provided. They should be exercised frequently to avoid obesity.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also friendly toward other pets and shy toward strangers.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
They can get along with other dogs their size or bigger, but toy dogs and cats are likely to set off their prey drive. They will chase and kill them if given the chance. Confine him to your yard with a solid fence. An underground electronic fence will not deter the Mini Bull Terrier if he sees something he wants to chase.
The Miniature Bull Terrier loves long walks and running off the leash, but should be watched carefully around other dogs and cats.
The Miniature Bull Terrier should be given an obedience course when young. Miniature Bull Terriers are very strong when fully grown, which makes them difficult to train as adults. Handlers must be patient and understanding, as the Miniature Bull Terrier learns quickly but has a stubborn streak.
Low Maintenance: Miniature Bull Terriers require little grooming. A quick brushing once a day or a few times a week is sufficient to keep the fur in order, as it cannot become tangled due to its length.
Moderate Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!