All About the Bull Terriers
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The Bull Terrier is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.
Males – Height: 21 to 22 inches.
Weight: 60 to 70 pounds.
Females – Height: 21 to 22 inches.
Weight: 50 to 60 pounds.
Bull Terriers are commonly white, black and tan, brindle, red, fawn and red smut.
Bull Terriers are as mischievous, sweet and loving as a toddler. Their enthusiasm and friendliness is unrivaled among the terrier and mastiff families. They have a great sense of humor, and they like to make their owners laugh. Also typical of a toddler, they are very attached to their masters and can become difficult if left without them.
Bull Terriers have lots of energy to burn, and so it’s important to give them daily physical and mental activity. They enjoy going for runs, but they should be kept indoors as much as possible in very hot or very cold weather. If they do not get adequate mental stimulation, they can get into trouble.
- Bull Terriers’ coats are short, flat and harsh. They are a low-maintenance grooming breed, requiring almost nothing in terms of coat care.
- They are slightly longer than they are tall, and they have big-boned legs. Their ears are small and thin and close together.
- They have broad chests, and very muscular necks.
11 to 14 years
The most common health concerns for Bull Terriers include deafness (in white dogs) and kidney problems. Heart problems and patellar luxation are less common but still occur within the breed, while lens luxation is seen occasionally.
Bull Terriers have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.
Bull Terriers make good family pets, so long as a close eye is kept on them. The breed adores children but can get overly excited around them. They can be aggressive toward other dogs and other household pets
- Bull Terriers were originally called “White Cavaliers” when they were bred in England in the 1860s.
- This breed of dog almost never barks, and so attention should be paid when it does so.
- Bull Terriers are very popular in commercials. Both Spuds MacKenzie, who advertised for Bud Light during the 1980s, and the Target mascot dog are Bull Terriers.