The Bull Terrier was originally developed in the 19th century as a fighting dog and, later, a fashionable companion for gentlemen, but these days he’s a family companion and show dog.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about Bull Terrier.
1) Bread to Fight
Bull terriers are directly related to bull-and-terriers. As their name suggests, they were a cross between bull dogs and various terriers. Breeders thought that the tenacious spirit and agility of the terrier mixed with the brute force of a bulldog would create the ultimate fighting pit dog. The breed was known as a “canine gladiator.” Luckily, dog fighting and other blood sports were outlawed in England thanks to the Humane Act of 1835. Bull terriers were given other tasks, such as ratting and being companions.
2) Triangle Eyes
Bull terriers are known for their long egg-shaped faces that slope in the front into a Roman nose. Their eyes are also unusual: The bull terrier is the only registered breed to have triangle shaped eyes.
3) Miniature Version
Although technically a different breed, miniature bull terriers exist. These smaller dogs only grow to be about 14 inches tall, while their larger cousins can be up to 21 inches. These dogs are also hypoallergenic and shed much less than their larger counterparts.
These dogs are known for their small size but a muscular and vigorous body. They have rectangular and dark colored eyes with erected and little ears. They have an oval or egg-shaped head, and they carry their tail horizontally. They also have harsh, flat, short and glossy coat. In general, you can see these canines in a solid white color or other marked colors such as black, fawn, red and at times, even tricolor with a touch of white.
5) Chasing Animals
This breed must never be let off its leash in public areas as this has the tendency to chase around small animals. They also have the tendency to gain weight pretty fast so you must avoid overfeeding it. These dogs are also prone to bloat that is why it is recommended to have small frequent meals instead of one large meal.
Bullys might seem a little intimidating with their muscular appearance, but they’re actually very sweet, gentle dogs. Known for their goofy and fun personalities, bull terriers are perfect for active families. The dogs love to play and get into trouble.
This dog may fare well in apartments as long as he gets at least forty-five minutes of brisk activity every day and has different puzzle toys and chew toys to entertain himself while you’re away. Otherwise, when left alone in the house or yard, Bull Terrier takes out his frustrations through chewing, digging, engaging, and barking in some unwanted behaviors.
8) High Energy
Miniature Bull Terrier is a high energy dog who likes getting absorbed in the activities, which engaged body and mind. A dog of this breed is highly attached to his family and doesn’t like being alone.
9) Five Puppies
On the average, the Miniature Bull Terriers can give birth to one to five puppies. There are instances when it could give birth to as much as nine puppies. This is the reason why the owner must take extra care of the animals and consult a vet for some assistance.
A dog chasing its tail can be cute, but it’s also possibly a sign that the canine has obsessive personality disorder. Studies have shown that bull terriers and German shepherds are much more likely to compulsively chase their tails than any other breed. Other signs of the disorder include frequent chasing of shadows and compulsive pacing.