|Miniature Bull Terrier|
Good Humor, Playful and Fun Loving
The Miniature Bull Terrier dates back to the mid 1800s.
Its ancestors were the English Bulldog and the White English
Terrier which is now extinct. Historians suggest that breeds,
such as Spanish Pointers and the Black and Tan Terrier were
also included. Sizes varied considerably, from toy dog size, to
the present day full sized Bull Terriers. In 1939, the Kennel
Club (England), created a separate registry for Miniature Bull
Terriers, imposing a height restriction of 14 inches and so the
Mini Bull Terrier breed was actualized. The breed standard
is virtually the same as for the standard Bull Terrier except
for the size limitations. In 1963, in the United States, the
breed became eligible for showing in the miscellaneous
classes and was recognized for registration in 1991.
Miniature Bull Terriers, like their larger cousins, are
very playful and humorous, always ready for fun. Although
they are noticeably smaller, they must be sturdy dogs with lots
of substance and have the appearance of being square and their
weight should be proportional to their height. They are content
to dwell in a smaller house or apartment, but being quite active,
should be exercised about four times a day. They are ready and
willing in an instant, to accept all the exercise outings you can
give them. They are equally glad to assume the role of a couch
potato. Grooming needs are about once a week. Puppy training
and socialization is important for Miniature Bull Terriers
because, as they mature, they might want to dominate.
Minis are very good with children, good watchdogs,
and overall, excellent family pets.
Mini Bull Terrier
Height: 10 - 14 ins. (25.4 - 36 cm).
Weight: In proportion to height.
Weight: About 25 - 33 lb. (11.4 - 15 kg).
Life Expectancy: 11 - 14 years.