Bull Terrier Facts

Bull Terrier Facts
Bull Terrier belongs to the group of terriers. It was created during the 19th century in England by mixing Bulldog and various types of terriers (including now extinct White Terrier). Bull Terrier was initially created to fight with other dogs in the pits. It was also used to keep vermin (such as rats) under control and as a companion dog. Bull Terrier is mostly kept as a house pet today.
Interesting Bull Terrier Facts:
Bull Terrier can reach 21 to 22 inches in height and 35 to 75 pounds of weight. Miniature Bull Terrier is separate breed. It can reach 10 to 14 inches in height and 25 to 33 pounds of weight. This type of Bull Terrier belongs to the category of hypoallergenic dogs.
Bull Terrier has short-haired coat that can be pure white or multicolored (usually red, brown and black with white markings or brindle).
Bull Terrier has elongated, egg-shaped face, black, downward-bent nose and triangular eyes (this is the only breed with triangular eyes). It has full and round, muscular body.
Bull Terrier is also known as "canine gladiator" because of its agility, sturdy personality and incredible force that was especially prominent during the fights with other dogs in the pits in the past.
Just like German Shepherd, Bull Terrier likes to chase its own tail (this is a symptom of an obsessive compulsive disorder).
Bull Terrier is very sweet and gentle dog (despite the intimidating appearance). It is an excellent choice for active families with older children. Bull Terrier is affectionate, playful and goofy dog that is always ready for adventures.
Bull Terrier doesn't like to spend time alone. It likes to participate in everyday family duties. Bull Terrier is suitable for the apartments. It requires firm, experienced owners, because of its strong will and independent nature.
Bull Terrier can be aggressive toward other animals (cats, other furry animals and dogs) and unfamiliar people, which is why this breed is banned in many cities and states. Socialization from the early age can solve this issue.
Bull Terrier requires 30 to 60 minutes of vigorous exercise per day and plenty of mental stimulations to prevent boredom and development of destructive behavior.
Bull Terrier has thin coat and it is not suitable for the areas with cold, humid climate.
Bull Terrier became pop icon during the 1980s after appearance in several Budweiser commercials. It is also featured in many movies and several popular books.
Bull Terrier sheds heavily two times per year. Other than that, its fur sheds moderately and it requires brushing one time per week.
Bull Terrier gives birth to 1 to 9 puppies (5 on average).
Bull Terrier is prone to deafness, kidney disorder, heart diseases and skin problems.
Bull Terrier has an average lifespan of 10 to 15 years.

Related Links:
Dogs Facts
Animals Facts
American Pit Bull Terrier Facts
Dogs Facts for Kids