Miniature Bull Terrier Dog Breed Temperament, Health Issues, Grooming and Living Conditions

  • 31/10/2010

Temperament: Although the Miniature Bull Terrier breed history is in the fighting ring, it is now a much gentler dog. Now it is bred to be a guard dog still retaining its courageous nature and ability to defend its owner. It is just as happy to be part of the family and lie in front of the fire. This breed loves and needs firm consistent leadership, combined with affection. This will make the Mini Bull Terrier, a wonderful pet. This breed will prefer an active family as they like to be doing something all the time.

Without the right amount of mental and physical exercise the Bullterrier dog can be too energetic for some families, and definitely too energetic for small children. This is not a dog for a weak willed person, as this will bring out possessiveness, or jealousy, and over protectiveness in this breed. The males of this breed are unlikely to get on with other male dogs.

The Miniature Bull Terrier will not get on well with other non-canine pets such as mice, rabbits and rats. This breed is not the easiest to train, so is not recommended for new dog owners. The Mini Bull Terrier does make a wonderful and good watchdog.

Health issues: The Miniature Bull Terrier can suffer dislocation of the kneecaps, zinc deficiency, which can cause death, kidney failure and heart defects, skin and flea allergies. It is best not to over feed this breed, as they can gain weight easily.

Grooming: The Miniature Bull Terrier sheds twice a year. Being an average shedder, brushing over the coat every so often is all that is needed for the Mini Bull Terrier.

Living conditions: Given the correct amount of exercise the Bullterrier will do well in an apartment. A small garden will be all that is required.

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