BD Terrier

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BD Terrier History

The Bull Terrier (also known as the American Pit Bull Terrier or APBT) is a breed of small terrier that has a muscular body and a distinctive square-shaped head. The Bull Terrier is descended from the Old English White and Black-and-Tan Staffordshire Bull-Dog, and the Bulldog. The name is believed to have originated when workers on the building of the London Underground smashed the skulls of fighting dogs, causing the skulls to swell, hence the name “Bull”. The BT is an aggressive, fearless, lively, and courageous little animal. He is extremely loyal to family, and is patient and gentle with children. He is reserved around strange people, but is very eager to please, and quite willing to perform tricks. He is intelligent and learns quickly, but needs a firm hand in training.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

BD Terrier Physical Characteristics

The Border Collie is a medium-size working breed that typically stands between 17 and 23 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 45 and 65 pounds. They have a long, lean body with a narrow, elongated neck and a wiry, rough, water-resistant outercoat and a soft, thick undercoat. Their head is wedge-shaped with a pointed muzzle and wide, erect ears. Their legs are moderately long, straight, and muscular. The Border Collie has dark brown eyes. They are energetic, intelligent, and athletic. They are well suited for most forms of work, including herding, hunting, and searching.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Brindle, White, Red, Brown, Fawn

Height Range

Male Height Range: 22 – 26 inches

Female Height Range: 18 – 24 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 65 – 90 lbs

Female Weight Range: 45 – 80 lbs

BD Terrier Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

BD Terrier Health Concerns

Elbow Dysplasia, Hip Dysplasia, Heart Disease, Hereditary Nephritis, Deafness, Skin Problems

BD Terrier Temperament and Behaviour

The Bedfordshire Terrier is a small, fearless, and tenacious hunter of vermin. They were originally bred in England to hunt badgers, and today they continue to excel at this job. They are also used for hunting foxes, rabbits, and other small game. The breed has a strong prey drive and is known for their boldness, courage, and determination. They are stubborn and independent, and can be quite headstrong. They are intelligent and quick learners, but can also be willful and obstinate. They need a firm, consistent hand in training, and are not well suited to first-time or timid owners. They are active and energetic, and need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. They can be territorial and protective of their family and home, and can be aggressive with other dogs if not properly socialized. They are generally good with children, but may be too rough for very young children. They make loyal, loving, and affectionate companions, and are best suited to active, experienced owners who can provide them with the physical and mental stimulation they need.

BD Terrier Activity Requirements

American Bull Terriers are a high-energy, medium-sized dog. They are very athletic and love to play, making them great companions for active and fun-loving families. While they do require regular exercise, their energy needs can be met with short, intense play sessions. They benefit from some time to run around and explore outside, but they can also burn energy indoors. In addition to their daily walks, they can benefit from having at least one play session a day. This can be a quick 10-minute game of fetch or a longer, more intense training session. When considering an American Bull Terrier, it is important to consider their energy levels. They are very active, playful, and athletic, and they need owners who can meet their need for mental and physical activity.

Miles Per Day

10 miles

Activity Per Day

120 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

BD Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

BD Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

BD Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

BD Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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