Bull Terrier – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Terrier Dogs
Height:
21 to 22 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
35 to 75 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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Bull Terriers were initially developed as fighting dogs and for a long time that was, sadly, their main purpose.

These robust and big-boned dogs are strong-willed and difficult to train.

As such they are highly recommended only to experienced dog owners who know how to handle independent breeds using only positive reinforcement methods.

As powerful and active dogs, Bull Terriers need structured training and regular exercise. Without proper training and early socialization, Bull Terriers can be aggressive toward other dogs, animals, and people.

They may be especially wary of people they don’t know. Otherwise, the Bull Terrier is known for his ‘egghead’ with erect and pointed ears.

Coats come in two types white and any other color, including brindle striping, either solid or with white markings. This breed isn’t for everyone, and every need for this breed needs to be met in order to have a loyal, lovable, and well-behaved dog.

Overall, the Bull Terrier is a fairly healhty breed although some issues may be seen during the lifetime, including deafness, heart disease, eye disorders, and luxating patellas.

If you are sure that Bull Terrier is for you, you should know that leaving this breed alone for 8 hours or more isn’t an option.