Miniature Bull Terrier
Tags: terrier, Small-sized, High energy level, Adaptable to apartment life, Kid-friendly, Protective guardian
Once upon a time, when Bull Terriers were developed (crossing the Bulldog with White English Terriers) in England in the early 1800s, we all were all "miniature" size (typically 10-14 inches at the shoulder). Then, to make a bigger fighting dog, the Spanish Pointer was brought into the mix. Termed the Miniature Bull Terrier, we were admitted to the AKC's Terrier Group in 1991.
- Adaptable to apartment life -- with appropriate exercise
- Affectionate, devoted family friend
- Agile and active
- Always alert
- Happy-go-lucky clown
- Courageous canine
- Energizer doggie
- Even-tempered, good-natured
- Intelligent and ready to learn
- Loves kids and vice versa
- Outgoing extrovert
- Perfect protector
- Playful pal
- Pleased to please
- Ready to romp
- Socialization and training should start early
- Sweet disposition
- Training should be firm but gentle, patient and consistent
What to expect
I need you to watch me while romping with small children. I'd never hurt them intentionally -- I love kids too much to do that -- but don't let me get carried away. Please train me to be careful -- "easy" is a command I can learn easily -- however I can't promise the same with small pets like hamsters and guinea pigs. Rodent hunting is in my genes and probably can't be cured. Now, if we understand each other -- bring on the kids!
Possible deafness, skin conditions, and lameness.