The Gull Terrier is medium sized, tall and broad chested dog with the average height between 20-26 inches, which is 50-66 cm and weight between 75-100 pounds, which is 35-45 kgs. As you can see, they are larger and heavier than the original Bull Terrier.
Another way, how you can recognize the Bull and Gull terrier apart, is their ears, which are also larger. The ears are also erect.
The Gull Terrier most common color is all white, but you can also find them with white coat with black spots on their head or body. If you will find a dog that is looking like a Gull Terrier, but it does not have white coat, than you can be sure that it is not a pure Gull Terrier.
If i would have to describe the personality of the Gull Terrier in two words, i would probably say that they are protective and trainable. And it would be totally true. The Gull Terrier is loyal to its owners, but extremely suspicious towards strangers. Above that, they are absolutely fearless, which makes them extraordinary guard dogs.
The breed is intelligent and highly trainable. But because of their protective and agressive nature, they should have experienced owner and trainer, who will handle a strong dog breed. Strong in both – physical and mental strength.
The socialization is a must, you should start with it as soon as possible. The Gull Terrier is doing okay with family with kids. But the children should be old enough to know how to act towards dogs and i would always look after them and i would not leave them alone. If they are socialized, they are also okay with other dogs in the house. But i would probably not trust them very much around other pets, like cats.
It is better, if you have a yard or a garden when owning a Gull Terrier. It is true that they are capable of living indoors, but they would be much happier when they can romp out their energy outdoors.
As you can probably guess, the Gull Terrier is the descendant of the Bull Terrier. The Bull Terriers were brought to the area of today Pakistan and India during the British Raj, which was the rule by the British Crown on the Indian subcontinent from 1858 to 1947.
The Brittish soldiers brought Bull Terriers with them and they gained a lot of popularity here. But they were also often times crossbred with local dogs.
They were used as amazing guards and protectors, but because of their fearless nature, tenacity, speed and agility, they were also used in the dog fighting and bull baiting. Today, the dog fights are illegal, so they are used mostly as the protectors.
Health and Grooming
Sadly, the Gull Terrier is prone to blindness and deafness. But other than that, there are no major health concerns about the breed.
The breed is extremely active and energetic, so if you want to keep your dog in good mental and physical shape, you will need to exercise them on daily basis. Long daily walks are a must, but they will enjoy almost any activity.
The grooming is very easy, since their coat is short. Only ocassional brush is needed to remove the dead hair and minimize the shedding.