Bull Terriers are from the terrier family of dogs and were originally bred for blood-sports
such as bull baiting and for vermin control.
The Bull Terrier was bred specifically for fighting qualities and agility and its
diet would have been lean. If overfed and not exercised they can put on weight quickly.
The amount and type of food will depend on the individual dog. A complete and balanced
diet is recommended to include raw meaty bones.
Bull Terrier Temperament
Bull Terriers have an even temperament and are good with people. They are fun-loving
with an independent spirit. Originally bred for courage they enjoy companionship
and are loyal to their owner. They are closely related to other Terriers including
the Pit Bull and have suffered because of the poor press received by this breed.
A Bull Terrier needs structure and time and does not fare so well when left in isolation.
Bull Terrier Appearance
The bull terrier has a unique egg-shape head and strong muscular physique. The average
height is 51-61 cms for a male and female. Weight from 20-38 kgs.
Bull terriers can be a variety of colours. The classic colours include red, black,
white, fawn, blue or any combination of these with white.
A bull terrier has a smooth short coat and medium length tail. With a classic design,
the bull terrier should look strong and muscular and should move with an economy
Bull Terrier Facts
Bull Terrier History
Bull terriers were bred in the UK by crossing the Bulldog and a Terrier as the name
suggests, but also with selective other breeds such as the Dalmatian, Pointer, Greyhound
and Foxhound. Originally for animal blood sports, the bull terrier has since been
developed to take away its aggressive streak.
Bull Terrier Known Disorders
Bull terriers are prone to suffer from hip dysplasia, patella luxation, deafness,
heart problems and kidney disorders.