Playful and clownish, the Bull Terrier is best described as a three-year-old child in a dog suit. Given his muscular build, the Bull Terrier can appear unapproachable, but he is an exceedingly friendly dog, with a sweet and fun-loving disposition and popular in the obedience, agility and show rings. The Bull Terrier can be all white (markings on the head are permissible) or colored.
Obedience and socialization classes are musts for the Bull Terrier puppy and adult. Proper training will provide good manners, socialization skills and bond the dog to you. Check with your local kennel club or humane society for classes. Because Bull Terriers were bred for strong prey drives and not pack instincts, they generally respond best to training when motivated by food and toys. The Bull Terrier must be handled firmly but with patience and positive reinforcement. Young Bull Terriers can be very rambunctious and must be taught not to jump, nip or grab when playing.
Did You Know?
Bulldog-terrier crosses, of various sizes and colors, became popular as sporting dogs in the early 1800s.
In developing the Bull Terrier early records indicate that James Hinks employed existing Bulldog-terrier crosses, his own white Bulldog Madman and the now extinct White English Terrier.
In the early 1900's Bull Terriers were back crossed with brindle Staffordshires to produce a colored variety.
Their coat is short and glossy and requires very little grooming.
The Bull Terrier loves games with a ball or other toys and all sorts of outdoor activities.
Bull Terriers do not bark unless there is a good reason. When a Bull Terrier is barking, pay attention.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
|Description||Desc.||Standard Colors||Std. Colors||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Black & Tan||018|
|Black Brindle & White||021|
|Black Tan & White||030|
|Brindle & White||059|
|Red & White||146|
|White & Black Brindle||328|
|White & Brindle||203|
|White & Red||214|
|White Black & Tan||219|
|Fawn & White||086|
|Fawn Smut & White||325|
|Red Smut & White||323|
|White & Fawn||207|
|White & Fawn Smut||327|
|White & Red Smut||326|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|