Miniature Bull Terrier

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Miniature Bull Terrier History

The Miniature Bull Terrier (also known as a “Pittie”) is a small dog originally developed in England. The Minibull was originally bred as a ratter, but it is now a companion and terrier. The Minibull is an energetic, playful, and sociable pet that is well-suited to apartment living. The Miniature Bull Terrier is descended from the English White English Bulldog and the English White and Tan terrier. The Minibull is not actually a member of the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) or the American Staffordshire Terrier (AmStaff) “pit bull” bloodline. The APBT and AmStaff were developed from crosses between the bulldog and the pit bull, while the Miniature Bull Terrier was bred from an English Bulldog and a terrier. The history of the pitbull and bully breeds is complex and controversial. The origin of the “pit bull” is obscure and controversial, with many people believing them to be a mix of many different breeds. The Minibull has a square-shaped head, wide shoulders, a compact body, and a muscular, athletic build. The coat is short and comes in a variety of colors, including brindle, red, fawn, and white. The muzzle is usually black. The eyes are almond-shaped and may be brown or amber. The ears are set high on the head and are usually cropped. The legs are strong and the feet are round. The tail is docked.

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English White Terrier, Bullmastiff

Miniature Bull Terrier Physical Characteristics

The Miniature Bull Terrier is a small, medium-to-large sized, stocky and muscular breed that typically stands between 14 and 16 inches high at the withers and weighs between 15 and 30 pounds. They have a relatively short, weather-resistant double coat that is white, brindle, red, fawn, or blue. They have a rounded head with wide-set eyes. The tail is docked, and the ears are erect when alert. The Miniature Bull Terrier is an alert, sharp, fearless, intelligent, affectionate, and protective terrier.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 10 – 14 inches

Female Height Range: 10 – 14 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 25 – 33 lbs

Female Weight Range: 24 – 33 lbs

Miniature Bull Terrier Health

Description of breed health.


12-14 yrs

Miniature Bull Terrier Health Concerns

Deafness (Whites), Kidney Problems, Cataracts, Lens Luxation, Corneal Opacities, Persistent Pupillary Membrane

Miniature Bull Terrier Temperament and Behaviour

The Mini Bull Terrier is a lively, independent, and stubborn breed of dog. They have a courageous and fearless personality, but can sometimes become aggressive and combative. They are extremely loyal to their owners, but may be wary of strangers. They are very active, playful, and curious, but can sometimes be destructive and bark excessively.

Miniature Bull Terrier Activity Requirements

Miniature Bull Terriers are a high-energy, playful small dog that originates from the United Kingdom. They are considered a companion dog and are great for homes with older children. Because of their smaller size, Mini Bullies do not need as much exercise as other small breeds. They only need about 30 minutes of brisk walking each day. However, they still need opportunities to get outside and run and play. Mini Bullies are very active and will enjoy games of fetch or chasing balls. They also love having a place to run and explore. If you live near a park, an open field, or an area that is fenced in, a Mini Bullie will be happy as a clam.

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Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Miniature Bull Terrier is part of the Terrier group.

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The Kennel Club

Recognized by The Kennel Club

Miniature Bull Terrier is part of the Gundog group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Recognized by the Australian National Kennel Council

Miniature Bull Terrier is part of the Terrier group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club

Miniature Bull Terrier is part of the Terrier group.

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