Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier

Breed Fact

Other names: English Bull Terrier, Bully, The White Cavalier, Gladiator
Country of Origin: England
Hypoallergenic: No
Height: Male: 45 – 55 cm
Weight: Male: 22 – 38 kg
Color: Fawn & White, White, White & Black Brindle, Brindle & White, Tri-color, Red & White
Life Expectancy: 10 – 15 years
Temperament: Protective, Keen, Sweet-Tempered, Active, Trainable
Litter Size: 1 - 9 puppies
Health Problems: Prone to slipped patella (dislocation of the kneecaps), heart defects, kidney failure and skin and flea allergies. Prone to suffer from a zinc deficiency, which can cause death. Gains weight easily. Do not overfeed. White Bull Terriers are prone to deafness.

In the 1850s James Hinks of Birmingham in the West Midlands was the first person to standardise breed type for the Bull Terrier.

A thick-set muscular, well-proportioned animal, the Bull Terrier has a short, dense coat that comes in pure white, black, brindle, red, fawn and tri-color. Its most distinctive feature is its head, which is almost flat at the top, sloping evenly down to the end of the nose with no stop.

The eyes are small, dark, almond-shaped and closely set.

The body is full and round, while the shoulders are robust and muscular and the tail is carried horizontally.