Breed Organization Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America Website:
http://www.minibull.org Native Country Great Britain Other Names Miniature Bull Terrier, English Miniature Bull Terrier Life Expectancy Approximately 12-13 Years Litter Size Average 4-5 Puppies Breed Group AKC Terrier
Breed Appearance The Miniature Bull Terriers have a very bold
build. They have very muscular shoulders and a full body. Like the
Bull Terrier, they have a head described as "egg-shaped." It is flat
on top with a Roman nose. The eyes are triangular and closely set.
The ears are carried erect and are not cropped or otherwise
altered.The tail is carried horizontally rather than vertically.
Breed Description Head: Long, strong, oval (egg-shaped).
Top of skull is almost flat. No stop. Strong lower jaw. Ears: Small, thin leather, close set. Held erect. Eyes: Appear narrow, set obliquely in the skull, triangular.
Black or very dark brown color (the darker the better). Body: Massive. Very muscular neck. Broad, deep chest. Ribs well
sprung. Broad heavily muscled loin. Short, extremely muscular back. Tail: Short, set low, carried horizontally. Thick at the root
and tapering to a thin tip. Hair: Short; flat, hard with tight-fitting skin. Soft undercoat
in winter. Coat: Whites have solid white coat; pigmentation of the skin
and markings on the head are not faults. In colored varieties, color
must be dominant over the white. Black brindle, red, fawn and
tri-color are acceptable. Size: No limit. Weight: No limit. Miniature Bull Terriers must measure 35,5 cm
(14 in) or less and weigh 9 kg (20 lb) or less. The head is foxlike,
with a slightly domed, broad skull. The stop is pronounced and the
muzzle is chiselled. Tight lips.
History The Miniature was developed to have the same
qualities in a dog of more manageable size. Miniature Bull Terriers
were granted membership in the American Kennel Club (AKC) on May 14,
1991 (effective January 1, 1992).
Behavior This very robust, eager, courageous dog is
stable and well-balanced, but rather obstinate. He is an
affectionate, playful pet that does not bark often. Strict, firm but
gentle training is necessary.
Health 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.
Advice This breed adapts well to life as a house dog
but does not like to be left alone and requires plenty of exercise.
Weekly brushing is required.