Bull Terrier


In 1835, the cross between a Bulldog and a White Terrier created the first Bull Terrier. Around 1860 in England, this breed was once again crossed with a White Terrier to create a breed that emphasized the Terrier build and to eliminate other colors. It was originally bred to fight, eventually being bred by gentlemen whose dogs were trained to fight accordingly.

As a result,the white variety became known as the “white cavalier,” a name that it still carries. Two varieties of Bull Terrier are recognized today, the all-white and the colored. Contrary to what its history implies, it is not an overly aggressive animal; it is friendly and loves attention, yet it is ready for a fight if necessary.


Size:Height 22 inches (males) and 21 inches (females)

Weight:50-60 lbs. (males) and 50 lbs. (females)

Color: All white; colored variety can be brindle or red; white on chest, legs, feet, tip of tail; white blaze permissible.

Eyes:Small, triangular, dark and well-sunken, set high on head.

Body Structure:Muscular, well-rounded body; legs are big-boned, shoulders are strong but not heavy. Short, strong back. Moderately short, undocked tail. Long, muscular, arched neck. Head should be long, strong and deep, with a flat forehead and deep underjaw. Small, erect ears are placed close together.

Hair Coat:Smooth and dense.

Possible Health Problems:An overall healthy breed; however, congenital deafness is found in the all-white variety.


The Bull Terrier is a loyal companion, clean, and fairly easy to train.It requires little grooming.


It needs an assertive owner and requires strictly supervised exercise to prevent fighting with other dogs.

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Dee Why NSW 2099
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Kingsford NSW 2032
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402 Illawarra Road
Marrickville NSW 2204
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Fax: (02) 9559 3410
Email: Marrickville@amsvet.com.au

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