Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Miniature Bull Terrier
The Miniature Bull Terrier (also known as the Bull Terrier, Miniature) breed is a protective, some would even say possessive, breed of dog that loves to stay active.
The Miniature Bull Terrier's Behavior
Source: Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America.
Recommended for: pet, working dog
The Miniature Bull Terrier dog breed is a "active, interested, playful, and clownish." Very close to their families, Miniature Bull Terriers have trouble being left alone for long times, particularly when they don't have full freedom of movement to run around. They often even become destructive if left home alone for long. Protective, these dogs can make good guard dogs, though they can also be possessive.
Remember that breed only provides a general clue as to any individual dog's actual behavior. Make sure to get to know dogs well before bringing them into your home.
The Miniature Bull Terrier's Physical Characteristics
Here are some of the characteristics of the Miniature Bull Terrier breed as determined by the American Kennel Club's published breed standard.
* Size: 10-14 inches
* Coat: short, flat, harsh, glossy
* Color: white or colored
* Eyes: dark, sunken
* Ears: small, thin, close together
* Nose: black
* Tail: short, low-set, fine, carried horizontally, tapered to a fine point
The Miniature Bull Terrier's Origins and History
Country/Region of Origin: England
Original purpose: showdog, pet
Name: also simply called Bull Terrier, miniature.
Historical notes: The Miniature Bull Terrier dog breed was developed from the larger Bull Terrier. Before the 1970s, some breeders bred Miniature Bull Terriers so small they looked more like Chihuahuas.