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Bull Terrier

General Description

A strong built muscular dog in good proportion. A short coat that comes in a variety of colours including pure white, black, red, tri- colour, white with black markings.

General Health

Generally a healthy breed. Some can have a tendency to having too much testosterone making them territorial. Neutering often helps.

Hereditary Illnesses

Some can suffer from zinc deficiency. It has been known that they can also have obsessive compulsive disorder. There have been reports of deafness.

Character and Temperament

Friendly dogs that have a great sense of humour and an extremely clever mind. They have strong physical attributes. They love company and hate to be left alone. Mental stimulation is a must and they can cause a lot of damage with their strong jaws if left to get bored. They are calm and affectionate but have been bred for fighting in the past and will react if threatened. Firm and consistent training is required from an experienced handler.


Bull Terriers love their food so careful monitoring is required to ensure that they do not put on weight.


A good, long daily walk is required.


A simple brush once a week is all thats really required, just to remove dead hair. This breed sheds twice a year.


Originally bred for fighting, today are bred as companions. This breed has also been used to herd, as a watchdog, ratter and guard dog.


Whelping may go on for a while, veterinary assistance is often required.


Average Dog Size

20 - 24

Average Dog Weight

45 - 80

Average Bitch Size

20 - 24

Average Bitch Weight

24 - 33

Average Litter Size

5 average

Average Life Expectancy

9 - 15

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