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Bull Terrier


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Dog Breed Group
Terrier Dogs 
Origin of Breed
England, hunting dog. 
Life Expectancy
10 - 14 Years 
Pure white, brindle, black, red, fawn and tri-colored. 
Short and flat. 
Exercise Needs
Needs plenty of exercise, keep on a leash when in public. 
The Bull Terrier when properly trained tends to be friendly and have a good temperament. He is also fearless and determined. 
Good with Children
Good with children, if properly socialized and supervised. Needs to be properly socialized to other pets and supervised, but dog 
Grooming Needs
Brush coat with a firm bristle brush and bathe only when necessary. Rubbing of the coat will keep it shiny and clean. 
Average Size - Male (in)
21 - 22 
Average Size - Female (in)
21 - 22 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
52 - 62 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
52 - 62 
Health Issues
Hereditary zinc deficiency. Some puppies are born deaf.v
Living Conditions
Indoor- outdoor dog that does best with a fenced yard and plenty of play outlets. 

Breed Description

Known for his sense of humor he is an outgoing dog with a dominant nature who needs firm handling by his owner. A tenacious fighter, he is most often dog-aggressive and has a high prey drive towards small animals such as cats. Crossed with the old English Bulldog and terriers early in the 19th century he was a lighter more agile dog who was used to bait bulls, dog fighting and to tackle vermin. Prized for their courage, agility and speed.

Breed Infobits

The Bull Terrier can also be seen in fawn and white.
The Bull Terrier is usually a pleasant-natured, intellignent, and even-tempered companion dog that requires a very assertive owner.

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