Miniature Bull Terrier

History/Evolution:

Truly a smaller version of the Bull Terrier, the Miniature Bull Terrier shares the Bull Terrier’s early history. When the Bull Terrier breed was developed in the 1800s, many were as small as today’s Miniatures; eventually, differences in size led breeders to divide the Bull Terriers into the Miniature and Standard groups. The AKC accepted the Miniature Bull Terrier in 1991.


Size:

Small; females 12 to 14 inches, males 13 to 15 inches; 15 to 35 pounds.

Color:

White or colored — any color, including brindle.

Temperament:

Lively, playful, mischievous, fearless. Even tempered, sweet, but not overly devoted. Independent and stubborn. May be too boisterous for small children.

Energy level:

Moderate.

Best owner:

Confident owner with time for daily walks and play.

Needs:

Daily exercise, leash, fenced yard, patient obedience training, a rodent-free home (for example, hamsters and guinea pigs), occasional brushing.

Life expectancy:

10 to 14 years.