Bull Terrier Puppies for Sale
What's Included: AKC individual registration, state of Florida health and travel certificate, state of Florida buyer protection for one year post purchase date for any genetic defects.
A Miniature Bull Terrier may look a bit intimidating, but in truth it’s a fun-loving, polite and even clownish dog at times. Make no mistake, this canine is a strong, muscular dog who will defend its owner with its own life! An excellent child-friendly, family dog, miniature Bull Terrier Puppies must be controlled by a strong owner with dominant leadership to be well-mannered and obedient. Training in the early stages of puppyhood is essential to prevent growth into a dog that is overly protective, jealous or even possessive.
While the Miniature Bull Terrier makes a fine addition to a loving family, this is a breed that needs lots of physical and mental exercise in an environment of constant human companionship. If your home is deserted most of the day while you and your children are away at work or school, this breed may not be the best choice for your situation.
The English White Terrier, Dalmatian and the Bulldog are breeds from which Bull Terrier Puppies originate. Essentially, the miniature is a replica of the Standard Bull Terrier in every way other than size. In the early 1800s, aficionados of pit-fighting desired a breed of dog that would be considered a formidable opponent, one with a compact body, agility and remarkable speed. This was achieved by cross-breeding the Black-and-Tan Terrier with the Bulldog. Not long after, the white English Terrier, a now-extinct breed, was added to the mix so that those considered "upper class" would enjoy a pet with appealing, gentrified coloring. During the 1800s this breed was both a status symbol for the upper-class citizens and a bodyguard. Toward the latter part of the century, tiny, toy-size bull terriers referred to as Coverwood terriers were developed weighing only about 4 to 7 lbs. This particular breed did not last, though, as the tiny-sized bull terriers had poor form. Today, the Miniature is the only remaining bull terrier that is small in size. In 1991, the AKC recognized the Miniature Bull Terrier as a separate breed which it classified within the Terrier Group.
If you know what a standard Bull Terrier looks like, just picture a smaller version. The Miniature Bull Terrier may be small but is very strong, having a long, muscular neck and a broad chest. Somewhat square in proportion, the tail is short and low-set, carried horizontally. Mini Bull Terriers come in two types: colored or white. The colored version contains red, fawn, black-brindle, brindle, white or may be tricolor. For a Miniature Bull Terrier to be considered “white,” there may be markings on the head, but none whatsoever on the body. Many describe the eyes of the breed as "piercing" and triangular in shape. Your puppy may have a coat that seems somewhat "hard" to the touch, which is characteristic for this breed as the flat coat is short, shiny and hard-textured. On average, your pet will weigh between 20 and 34 pounds and grow to heights of about 10 to 14 inches at the shoulder.
Like the standard variety, the Miniature Bull Terrier is loving but can be stubborn. Courageous beyond reason, the Mini is not intimidated by even the largest dog and will not back down, not realizing that it is smaller in size. If you prefer a pet less aggressive when confronted by a larger dog, the right training can help avoid these situations. Generally, the Mini Bull is playful, fun-loving and full of energy, with lots of affection and loyalty for its owner. However, if you have other pets, this dog may present issues to deal with. While families with small children may decide to buy or adopt a Miniature Bull Terrier, small children must be taught to treat this pet with care. A "strong temperament" is probably an apt description of this canine, which has an independent mind and can be obstinate, dominant or even manipulative. When training this dog, be absolutely consistent so that your pet knows who's boss and that you mean business.
While you may expect that this high-energy breed would need a spacious farm or home to get the proper amount of exercise, your dog will accept a small apartment or home with a small yard, as long as you give it plenty of daily physical activity. This means an outdoor walk or other strenuous playtime each day. The Miniature Bull Terrier prefers warm climates over cold climates.
Kidney and heart disease are two primary concerns, particularly mitral valve disease and subaortic stenosis. Your Mini Bull Terriers may also suffer from neurological diseases such as spinning (compulsive tail chasing), epilepsy, or rage syndrome (sudden onset aggression). While all Bull Terriers may suffer from an eye disease known as lens luxation, it is more common in the Miniature. Lens luxation may lead to secondary glaucoma; dry eye is another condition your pet may suffer from, although none of these medical conditions are common. Interestingly, white Miniature Bull Terriers are more prone to inherited deafness than dogs with more coloring. Hip dysplasia, an orthopedic disease common in many breeds, is also found in this breed.
An average shedder, the Miniature Bull Terrier requires very little grooming. Your pet will shed twice each year. All that is required is an occasional brushing to remove loose hair. Brushing about twice each week will stimulate your pet's skin and keep its coat in good condition, while helping you avoid excessive hair on your clothes and furnishings.
Group Classification: Mastiff, Terrier (AKC)
Country of Origin: N/A
Date of Origin: N/A
Shedding: Moderate Shed
Body Size: N/A
Weight M: 24-33 pounds
Height M: 10-14 inches
Weight F: 24-33 pounds
Height F: 10-14 inches
Litter Size: 5 puppies
Life Expectancy: 11-14 years
Recognized By: CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR
Any color is acceptable, as long as there are few markings on the coat.
Miniature Bull Terriers do better in suburban or urban environments, as long as they have some way of getting daily exercise. A suburban house with a fenced yard is best for this, but an urban apartment can also work if you're willing to give the dog daily walks. Rural or sparsely-populated suburban areas will do as well, but it's important to keep the dog indoors and to carefully supervise it when outside in order to avoid fights with other animals.Because of the Miniature Bull Terrier's short coat, it's inadvisable to keep this breed in colder climates. The dog will have no way to deal with colder weather and exercising it will become much more difficult.