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Bull Terrier

English Bull Terrier, Miniature Bull Terrier, Varkhond, Pig Dog

Family: Canidae Bull Terrier Picture, also called English Bull Terrier, Miniature Bull Terrier, Varkhond and Pig DogPiglet - A Brindle & White English Bull TerrierCanis lupus familiarisPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy Donna Nun4u
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The Bull Terrier is a terrier breed developed in England in the 1800's. It was developed from crosses that included the New English Bulldog, the Spanish Pointer, and a couple of types of terriers, the English White Terrier and the Staffordshire Terrier. The resulting breed was used as a fighter, and then later on as a guard dog, herder, and rat hunter. A half sized variation of this breed is the Miniature Bull Terrier.

Today's English Bull Terrier is gentle, fun-loving and courageous. It needs lots of human companionship, and loves to give and receive affection. This breed makes a wonderful pet for active and attentive families. The Bull Terrier can be trained as a watchdog, but it tends to be non-aggressive toward humans unless its family is seriously threatened. Good socialization as a puppy is needed for it to get along with other pets.

When selecting a Bull Terrier or Miniature Bull Terrier, a primary concern is deafness. This is most common in solid white dogs. Other problems to look for include skin allergies, slipped patella, and obsessive compulsive behavior such as tail chasing.


  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Carnivora
  • Family: Canidae
  • Genus: Canis
  • Species: lupus familiaris

Common Name(s)

Bull Terrier, English Bull Terrier, Miniature Bull Terrier, Varkhond, and Pig Dog

Breed Type

The Bull Terrier is a terrier breed with a quite distinctive look. Originally bred as a fighter, the Bull Terrier has become more suitable as a pet over the years. The Bull Terrier is best suited to warm climates.

Background

The Bull Terrier is an English breed. It was developed in the 1800s, originating with a cross between an English White Terrier and a New English Bulldog. Other breeds, including the Staffordshire Terrier and the Spanish Pointer, were subsequently added to the mix. The resulting breed was employed as a fighter, and later on as a guard dog, herder, and rat hunter. A variation of the breed is the Miniature Bull Terrier, which is about half the size of the Standard Bull Terrier.

Description

Bull Terriers have muscular bodies and distinctive egg-shaped heads. Their eyes are close-set, triangular, small and dark, and their ears are triangular and erect. The coat is short, dense and smooth, and comes in white, black, brindle, red, fawn and tri-color.
Standard Bull Terriers average 20 to 24 inches tall and weigh 45 to 80 pounds. Miniature Bull Terriers are 10 to 14 inches tall and weigh 24 to 33 pounds.

Care and Feeding

Bull Terriers thrive on a diet that includes beef, wheat, potatoes, and cabbage. Supplementing with oils can help improve their coats. Bull Terriers are very easy to groom. As-needed combing and brushing are sufficient. Removing loose hair regularly with a grooming glove when shedding will help keep hair off of the carpet and furniture.
Bull Terriers need yearly checkups to maintain good health. Vaccinations are due as follows:

  • 6-8 weeks: Distemper, Leptospirosis, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, and Corona virus (DHLPPC)
  • 10-12 weeks: Second DHLPPC
  • 14-16 weeks: Third DHLPPC and rabies
  • Annually: DHLPPC and rabies booster

Bull Terriers shed twice a year. During this time, regular vacuuming of carpet and furniture is essential. This breed is prone to allergies, especially to insect bites, so keeping insects to a minimum is important.

Housing Your Dog

The Bull Terrier can be kept indoors in small spaces as long as it gets enough exercise. A small yard is sufficient to keep them happy. This breed prefers warm temperatures.

Social Behaviors

Bull Terriers are sociable with humans and do well with children as long as they are respectful. Males tend to be aggressive toward other males, but this can be minimized by having the dog neutered. Bull Terriers of the opposite sex get along well, and females can learn to live with one another peacefully if they are well socialized. Bull Terriers should not be trusted with non-canine pets.

Handling and Training

The Bull Terrier is a willful dog, and may be hard to train. Firmness is essential. Proper socialization is also a must if the dog is to get along with other pets.

Activities

Bull Terriers need plenty of exercise, but it is important not to overwork them when they are puppies. This could cause muscle strains. Adult dogs need long daily walks and play sessions. Older dogs also need exercise, but it should be done in several small sessions each day.

Breeding/Reproduction

Bull Terriers have an average of five puppies. When selecting a mate for your Bull Terrier, check bloodlines for slipped patella and deafness.

Common Health Problems

Male Bull Terriers may have too much testosterone, which could cause aggressive behavior. This can be remedied by neutering them. Other common problems are zinc deficiency, obsessive compulsive behavior, and slipped patella.

Availability

Bull Terriers are fairly easy to find in most areas. Prices are most often between $1,000 and $2,000.

References

"Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier", Dog Breed Info Center, Copyright 1998-2008
Cusick, William D., "What to Feed a Bull Terrier", Referenced online, 2008
"Bull Terrier Puppies for Sale", Copyright PuppyFind.com, LLC, Referenced online, 2008
"Bull Terrier", Wikipedia, Copyright 2008

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Sanchez - 2018-09-13
Playful and healthy male/female Siberian husky
Available with or without AKC
*ALL SHOTS AND DEWORMED IS COMPLETE
*1 Year health Guarentee Genetics Disorder
They get along, both female, male and other pets Need Good forever home, loving care take for either one or both.
*vaccinations and Dewormings up to date
*heart worm preventive
*puppy pad trained
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Martinez - 2018-09-13
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Martinez - 2018-09-13
We have a loving 4 month old male Pug. He is lovable, playful, great with children (we have a 2 year old and 4 year old), outdoor trained, shots up to date (paperwork to show) and weighs almost 26 pounds. He is trained on eating and drinking at certain hours. He has been so good to us and we are saddened to finally make the decision on rehoming him. My husband and I were thinking of getting him another male dog to keep him company but we are unable to have a second pet in our rental, therefore we need him to have a family that will give him the attention he needs. We basically are with him some weekends due to work, and feel he needs more than that. He can't be an indoor dog due to out "renters contract" but is able to sleep in the garage.

We have everything you need for him; a bed, 2 cages (size medium and large), toys, 2 sets of dog plates/bowls, a snow jacket and two sets of leashes.

Please feel free to ask any questions if interested via kafoanis1@gmail.com

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Sanchez - 2018-09-13
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Available with or without AKC
*ALL SHOTS AND DEWORMED IS COMPLETE
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They get along, both female, male and other pets Need Good forever home, loving care take for either one or both.
*vaccinations and Dewormings up to date
*heart worm preventive
*puppy pad trained
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Martinez - 2018-09-13
We have a loving 4 month old male Pug. He is lovable, playful, great with children (we have a 2 year old and 4 year old), outdoor trained, shots up to date (paperwork to show) and weighs almost 26 pounds. He is trained on eating and drinking at certain hours. He has been so good to us and we are saddened to finally make the decision on rehoming him. My husband and I were thinking of getting him another male dog to keep him company but we are unable to have a second pet in our rental, therefore we need him to have a family that will give him the attention he needs. We basically are with him some weekends due to work, and feel he needs more than that. He can't be an indoor dog due to out "renters contract" but is able to sleep in the garage.

We have everything you need for him; a bed, 2 cages (size medium and large), toys, 2 sets of dog plates/bowls, a snow jacket and two sets of leashes.

Please feel free to ask any questions if interested via kafoanis1@gmail.com

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Martinez - 2018-09-06
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