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Hill’s Brand Horizon

Miniature Bull Terrier

dog Breed Profile

They are stocky and muscular without being coarse or ungainly. This is a stylish dog that shares the bull terrier's trademark egghead and clown face.


Upright ears (naturally).



28-33 lbs.

25-30 lbs.


12 in.

(at withers)

13 in.





White. White with any color.



20-40 minutes/day

Energy level

Very energetic.


11-14 yrs. Daily Average Caloric Intake











Grooming Needs


Social Needs


Club recognition

AKC Class.


UKC Class.




The Miniature Bull Terrier Dog Breed

Early in its history, the ears were cropped, but breeders worked to create a naturally erect ear that now is an integral part of this dog's expression.

About the Miniature Bull Terrier

They are stocky and muscular without being coarse or ungainly. This is a stylish dog that shares the bull terrier's trademark egghead and clown face.

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Miniature Bull Terrier personality

The Miniature Bull Terrier's personality is playful, tough, lively and comical. This dog is devoted to its family and friendly toward strangers but not fawning to either. The mini bull is a tolerant and playful companion for a child.

Obedience training is apt to be an adventure. This breed finds humor in everything, especially efforts to train it. If training is turned into a game, better cooperation is achieved otherwise, the mini bull will always win in a battle of the wills!

What to expect

Those who invite this breed into their homes and hearts had best have a good sense of humor. The Miniature Bull Terrier enjoys his games. The breed's inquisitive and mischievous nature often land it in hot water, but as long as it gets a chance to exercise mind and body on a daily basis, the mini bull is really a well-behaved house dog.

This is a good watchdog and an adequate protection dog — despite being technically too small for the job. This is not a breed that can live secluded outdoors.

Coat care is wash and wear.

History of the Miniature Bull Terrier

When dog shows became the rage in the late 1800s, the Bull and Terrier was snubbed. The dog's association with a questionable class of people and lack of dapper looks caused the dog show fanciers to look askance at the breed. In response, some Bull Terrier patrons began to select for appearance by crossing the dogs with Dalmatians and White English Terriers. So successful were they that the Bull Terrier became an elegant man's fashion statement. Subsequent crosses back with the Staffordshire Terrier gave back color as well as more variation in size.

Interest in the miniature version of the breed has grown slowly. Although the dogs were recognized as a breed in England in 1939, it was not until 1991 that the American Kennel Club recognized the Miniature Bull Terrier. Still uncommon, to know one is to love one, and this is a breed that is sure to capture many hearts.

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