Bull Terrier (Miniature)
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Bull Terrier (Miniature) Mature Dogs
Origin: United Kingdom
Size: Small - Between 25 and 33 cm
Weight: Between 11 to 15 kg
In character, the Bull Terrier (Miniature) is identical to that of its full sized cousin, the Bull Terrier. He is faithful, affectionate, alert and quick. The Bull Terrier (Miniature) has the power looks and happy, friendly temperament of a full size Bull Terrier.
Historical records show that small Bull Terriers have always existed and there are many references between 1820 and 1850 to fighting dogs of six to 20 lbs. The Bull Terrier (Miniature) evolved from this early small Bull Terrier and the old Toy Bull Terrier. Bull Terriers (Miniature) were originally listed on the same register as Bull Terriers but classes were divided by weight. The first Bull Terrier champion was in fact a miniature, Champion Nelson, weighing in at only 15 lbs.
Breeding practically ceased after World War I and the breed was removed from the kennel club register until 1938. Five years later it was granted a separate register by the English Kennel Club. James Hinks, credited with being the ‘father of the breed’, bred and exhibited stock that was about 1 6 lbs in weight.
The standard for the Bull Terrier (Miniature) is the sdme as the Bull Terrier, except for size.
The Miniature should look like a Bull Terrier, only smaller — he should have a muscular, well balanced build and be active.
Bull Terriers (Miniature) are not in any way fragile or delicate. If you like Bull Terriers but don’t think you can handle a big one, or you would like a house pet that will not knock everything off the coffee table with its tail or you have a small yard, then the Miniature is the perfect alternative.
The Miniature has the appearance of a Bull Terrier and, most importantly, a happy, friendly temperament all rolled into a small manageable package.
Care and Grooming
Easy to care for, the Bull Terrier (Miniature) is happiest when with his family. An intelligent breed, he can be a little obstinate at times and an early start to training is suggested.
He has a smooth, short coat that fits snugly and only requires regular brushing.