Miniature Bull Terrier

Miniature Bull Terrier Breed description: Character & Co

Miniature Bull Terrier


The Miniature Bull Terrier is a breed from Great Britain, which is also recognized by the FCI. The Miniature Bull Terrier is a dog breed that is extremely polarizing and quadrupeds that are often misunderstood and prejudiced. The Mini Bull Terrier is not a dog for beginners, but with good training, lots of love and understanding, these special pelt noses will become absolutely loving family dogs.

What is the origin and temperament of the Miniature Bull Terrier?

The Miniature Bull Terrier breed dates back to 1821. These dogs were bred in England from terriers and bulldogs. Accordingly, they also carry the breed characteristics and traits of both dog breeds.

Unlike their larger counterparts, the small bull terriers were not bred for dog fighting, but for hunting. Even at that time, Miniature Bull Terriers were dogs that lived closely with their owners.

What are the breed characteristics of the Miniature Bull Terrier?

The Miniature Bull Terrier is identical to the standard bull terrier, only in a smaller size. These dogs are listed as terriers under the standard number 359 in group 3 and section 3.

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Alternate Name -
Origin UK
Life expectancy 10 - 14 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level average
FCI group Bull type Terriers
AKC group Terrier Group
KC group Terrier Group

Miniature Bull Terrier mixes


What are typical character traits of the Miniature Bull Terrier?

The Miniature Bull Terrier is:

  • affectionate and people-oriented
  • playful
  • balanced and
  • courageous

Despite their often dubious reputation, these dogs are very loving and affectionate. Miniature Bull Terriers are also excellent for families with children. These four-legged friends love to play all day long. Sometimes, however, the temperament of these dogs must be curbed a little, because they quickly become too exuberant.

Miniature Bull Terriers are well-balanced and also have a high irritation threshold. They do not let themselves be upset by anything or anyone. These dogs are excellent watchdogs and will strike immediately if anything unusual happens in their territory.

Miniature Bull Terriers are also very headstrong and stubborn. They have their own will, which they also want to enforce absolutely. Therefore it is very important to visit a good dog school already with the Miniature Bull Terrier puppy. These four-legged friends need a very consistent but loving upbringing. However, the Mini Bull Terriers can be educated very well, as they are very intelligent and receptive.


What are typical diseases of the Miniature Bull Terrier?

The breed is considered very robust and is also absolutely easy to care for. Breed-typical diseases are not known. Only pure white dogs may be born deaf. Therefore a hearing test is always recommended for white puppies.

Miniature Bull Terrier breeding - where, how, what?

If you want to buy a Miniature Bull Terrier, you should always trust a responsible breeder. Of course, the prices of breeders are always higher than dogs bred in the backyard. But you should remember that only breeders screen their parents for genetic defects and in the long run this can save you a lot of money.

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They must be strongly and muscularly built, whereby the body should always appear harmonious. The most distinctive breed characteristic of these quadrupeds is the so-called down-face. The head, popularly known as the egg head, is a divergent head line.

Appearance and coat of the Miniature Bull Terrier

The coat of the Miniature Bull Terrier is smooth and short and must lie evenly close to the body. The hairs have a fine sheen, but they are always harsh to the touch. Only in winter, some representatives of this breed may develop a slight undercoat.

How big does the Miniature Bull Terrier grow?

The Miniature Bull Terrier grows to a height of only 25 cm to 36 cm. Usually females are slightly smaller than males. It is a small breed of dog.

How much does a Miniature Bull Terrier weigh?

The Miniature Bull Terrier reaches a weight of 11 kg to 15 kg. Again, females are slightly lighter than males.

How old does a Miniature Bull Terrier become?

With proper husbandry and a healthy diet, as well as sufficient exercise, Miniature Bull Terriers reach an average age of 14 years.

Fur length short
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Standing Ears
Tail short
Anatomy muscular, rugged, strong
Size ♀ 23 - 33 cm
Weight ♀ 11 - 15 kg
Size ♂ 25 - 35 cm
Weight ♂ 11 - 15 kg
Suitable For -


  • Numbness

    Often occurs in old age.

Other medium dogs

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