Height: 21-22 inches
Weight: 50-60 lbs.
Life Span: 11-13 yrs.
Breed Group: Terriers
Bull terriers are sweet, energetic, playful dogs that require a lot of attention
and love to frolic with their families. If they are ignored, behavioral
problems may develop. Early obedience classes and socialization with children,
adults, and other animals are recommended.
Bull terriers are rarely stars at obedience school, but if handled with
leadership and praise, they will succeed.
Don't play aggressive games with bull terriers. They are usually friendly
to strangers, but always walk them on a leash to avoid confrontations with
other dogs. If provoked, they may cause serious injury or death to other
The head of a bull terrier has a distinct egg shape and, in profile, gently
curves downward from the top of the skull to the tip of the nose.
The short, flat coat is harsh to the touch and has a slight luster. Its
color is white, brindle, red, or fawn. White bull terriers may have colored
markings on their heads.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
Bull terriers need only an occasional brushing. They require a lot of play
and exercise, including several long walks daily.
Bull terriers, the offspring of a bulldog and a now extinct white terrier,
were bred for dogfighting in England in the 19th century.
The bull terrier is not suitable for inexperienced owners.
Breed-related health concerns: deafness, spinning disorder (a neurological
disorder that causes dogs to "spin" in circles), acrodermatitis (a hereditary
and fatal disorder in which dogs cannot properly metabolize zinc).
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club