Miniature Bull Terrier
The miniature Bull Terrier is literally a miniature replica of the Bull Terrier. This breed was developed to control of rat infestations. It is a magnificent pet and a suitable companion for house or apartment.
- United Kingdom
- Group III
- More than 31
They have a very characteristic and long snouts, as well as triangular eyes and ears. They have a unique and unmistakable appearance. The size of the Miniature Bull Terrier is considerably smaller than that of the Bull Terrier, it measures approximately between 30 and 35 centimeters unlike the 55 centimeters or more than the standard, in addition it can reach a maximum weight of 20 kg.
A Miniature Bull Terrier is a playful, active, understanding and stubborn dog. This dog also likes to rest and can sometimes be a little lazy. Sociable and friendly, he is very loyal to his family and can be very overprotective.
Although this breed is very resistant to diseases, the continuous crosses that this breed originated from to perpetuate certain characteristics, has resulted in the development of some hereditary problems. The most common diseases in this breed are:lens dislocation, renal failure, mitral dysplasia and aortic stenosis.
This active and energetic dog needs daily and regular exercise in order not to lose its physical form. Its hair, short and smooth, should be brushed regularly so as not to lose its splendor. This dog is sensitive to the cold, therefore in colder months we suggest wrapping this dog in a small coat. This breed needs a lot of attention and as they sufer easily from loneliness and separation anxiety. When they are lonely they they tend to destroy everything in their path. They can adapt well to small apartments.
This breed of dog needs to be well educated and trained in order to socialize well with the family. In addition, we also suggest educating children on how to play with a dog, in order to not hurt it or give it any frights.
The Miniature Bull Terrier has a tendency to chase small animals like pigeons. This dog always needs to be on a leash in public places and if it is on the lose, it needs to be controlled by its owner. In some countries this dog needs to be muzzled in public places.
This dog is quite difficult to train, therefore you need to be patient. This breed will take a while to realize who the leader is as it carries an innate dominance. But when trained properly, little by little, this breed will understand who the leader is.
In the 19th century in England there was a strange "sport" in which they bet on hunting and killing rats. This little breed was extremely good at it. Fortunately, in the Victorian era, these ridiculous betting clubs became obsolete and canine competitions became popularized.