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Miniature Bull Terrier

Miniature Bull Terrier


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Breed Organization
Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America
Website: http://www.minibull.org
Native Country
Great Britain
Other Names
English Miniature Bull Terrier, Mini Bullies
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.

Function
Pet


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