Miniature Bull Terrier
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The Miniature Bull Terrier is a direct descendant of the Bull Terrier. These dogs are very small and were originally referred to as a toy breed. They are a result of concentrated breeding of smaller Bull Terriers. Unfortunately, due to the small gene pool, genetic problems arose. This was combated by breeding with the larger variation and as a result the breed got slightly larger. They are now a popular breed and they were first recognised as a standard breed by the American Kennel Club in 1991.
These terriers are sometimes referred to as a child in a dog suit. This is due to their comical, playful and lively. They are similar in nature to their larger counterparts. They are a fun loving dog that likes to be around people. If they are left alone for too long then can get agitated and chew up things. They are very good with children and are usually ok with strangers, if they are properly socialised. The same applies for other pets, though be careful if you have any small, furry pets within the house as their Terrier instincts to chase these animals might kick in. They can be feisty at times and will want to prove themselves. They are also brave and will defend themselves if they feel threatened. Males can sometimes become aggressive with other males. Early socialisation with other dogs is important and puppy classes are a good way to provide this.
MBTs will want to be involved in all aspects of family life and may get jealous if they are left out of something. They aren’t a lap dog but will show affection and will need attention. Training Terriers can walyas be a bit tricky and MBTs like to play the fool. Patience and perseverance will be needed with them. They do learn but can be stubborn and prefer to play rather than to learn. Incorporating training into play sessions will help speed things up. You will need to be firm at times in order to show them who’s boss.
MBTs have a high energy level and will require at least one decent walk each day. The more often you walk them, the more content they’ll be. Recall can be hit or miss due to their high prey drive. Walking on a leash or safe enclosed area is best. They enjoy playing with toys and will have great fun chasing after balls. This can be utilised in recall training.
Their coats don’t need much care, just regular brushing. A healthy breed that aren’t all that prone to any ailments. Deafness can sometimes be seen, but the only real issue that can be seen is Glaucoma.
Miniature Bulldogs are similar to their older counterparts. A comical and mischievous breed, they are devoted to their families but won’t always be pestering you for attention. An independent streak can make them stubborn at times. They will be pleased to meet guests and tend to get along well with most other animals.
Miniature Bull terriers are prone to patellar luxation (dislocation of the kneecap), kidney problems, lens luxation (detachment of lens inside eyeball that can cause blindness), ands heart problems, In the white varieties, deafness can be a problem.
- Status: Common
- Life Expectancy: 10 - 14 years
- Weight: 20 - 35 lbs
- Height: 10 - 14"
- Rare: No
- Coat: Short - Hypoallergenic
- Grooming Requirements: Once a week
- Town or Country: Either
- Minimum Home Size: Small House
- Minimum Garden Size: Small to Medium Garden
- Breed Type: Pest Control Dog
- Size: Small
- Energy Level: High
- Exercise Required: Up to 1 hour