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Bull Terrier Facts

Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
Bull Terrier
The area where the animal first came from
Great Britain
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal
56cm (22in)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is
28kg (62lbs)
Average Lifespan:
The average time the animal lives for
15 years
The domestic group such as cat or dog
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
Black, Brown, Tan, White
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts
Friendly and alert but stubborn
The level of house-training needed for the animal
Should be trained from an early age due to their independent nature

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Bull Terrier

Though they are not ideal for a first-time dog owner, because of their power and difficulty to train, their physical strength is matched by their intelligence, which makes them thoroughly reliable pets.

Both body and mind need to be kept active and they can be fun and playful. They are typically very affectionate dogs that love human company. Bull Terriers are particularly good with children, and usually have a high pain threshold, which reduces the risk of injury from a defensive bite.

Younger dogs, however, may regard children as playmates and because of their strength could cause inadvertent injury. They are protective of children in their charge, and the females are especially noted for this. Bull Terriers make formidable guard dogs while their owners are away as they are fearless.

The American Temperament Test Society, Inc. (ATTS), a not-for-profit organization that promotes uniform temperament testing for dog breeds, gives the Bull Terrier a pass rate of 92.1% as of 2008. The average for all breeds is 81.5%.

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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 8th November 2019

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