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Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier Comparison - Dog breed selector: English Bull Terrier or Maltese Dog or Poltalloch Terrier? Find the right dog for you

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Name Bull Terrier Maltese West Highland White Terrier
OriginsEngland Italy Scotland
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
English Bull Terrier, Bully, Gladiator Maltese Dog, Maltese lion dog Poltalloch Terrier, Roseneath Terrier, White Roseneath Terrier, Westie (or Westy)
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Bull type Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Club Espanol De Terriers
Price
Which is cheaper, Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier? Which is more expensive?
$1200-$1500 $600-$800 $900-$1200
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent
Very frequent

Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier? Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier size comparison:
Medium Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Bull Terrier or Maltese or Maltese? Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier weight comparison:
Male: 55-80 pounds (25-36 kg), Female: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg) 6.5-9 pounds (3-4 kg) Male: 15-22 pounds (7-10 kg), Female: 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) 6.7 pounds (3.5 kg) Male: 18.5 pounds (8.5 kg), Female: 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier? Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier height comparison:
Male: 22-24 inches (56-60 cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm) Male: 8-10 inches (21-25 cm), Female: 8-9 inches (20-23 cm) Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) Male: 9 inches (23 cm), Female: 8.5 inches (21.5 cm) Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm)

Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier coat comparison:
Dense
Smooth
Feathered Dense
Colors
What are the original Bull Terrier, Maltese and West Highland White Terrier color?
Brown
White
Brindle
Tricolor
Black
White White
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier? Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Bull Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Maltese requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The West Highland White Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier? Bull Terrier or Maltese or {name3 shedding:
Bull Terriers shed moderately.
Malteses shed none to minimal.
West Highland White Terriers shed none to minimal.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier?
4-6 weeks
Average.
6-8 weeks
Rarely.
4-6 weeks
Average.

Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier? Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier behavior/temperament comparison:
Active
Protective
Trainable
Keen
Sweet
Tempered
Active
Easygoing
Intelligent
Responsive
Docile
Gentle
Playful
Sweet
Tempered
Affectionate
Courageous
Friendly
Independent
Alert
Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier intelligence:
Smart: Bull Terrier's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú West Highland White Terrier.
Trainability
Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier trainability comparison.
Bull Terriers are easy to train.
Malteses are quite easy to train.
West Highland White Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier playfulness comparison:
The Bull Terrier is a highly playful breed.
Malteses, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The West Highland White Terrier is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Bull Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier?
Bull Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Malteses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
West Highland White Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier social needs comparison:
Bull Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Malteses need a lot of social interaction.
West Highland White Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier?
Low to Average: The Bull Terrier rarely barks.
Nagyon sokat: Maltese kimondottan hangos fajta.
Nagyon sokat: West Highland White Terrier kimondottan hangos fajta.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier?
Bull Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
Malteses are average watchdogs.
West Highland White Terriers are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Bull Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Malteses strongly protect their territory.
West Highland White Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Bull Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Maltese has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The West Highland White Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 100 and 200 PSI
The weakest: Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.
Between 100 and 200 PSI
The weakest: Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier mouthiness comparison:
Bull Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Malteses have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
West Highland White Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Bull Terriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Malteses are not the biggest explorers.
West Highland White Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Bull Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Malteses have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
West Highland White Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier?
Lakásbarát kutya Bull Terrier fajta.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Maltese fajta.
Nem a legjobb választás West Highland White Terrier, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható West Highland White Terrier tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Bull Terriers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Malteses adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
West Highland White Terriers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier?
Bull Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Malteses tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
West Highland White Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier? Which dog is more friendly?
Bull Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Malteses are very stranger friendly dogs.
West Highland White Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier?
Bull Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Malteses are kid-friendly dogs.
West Highland White Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier?
Bull Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Malteses are very cat-friendly dogs.
West Highland White Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier?
Bull Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Malteses are very dog-friendly dogs.
West Highland White Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier?
No
Bull Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Malteses are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
West Highland White Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier? Which is better for autism?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Bull Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Maltese is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
West Highland White Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Bull Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Malteses are usually recommended for elderly people.
West Highland White Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier?
Not really
Bull Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Maltese breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
West Highland White Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Bull Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Malteses are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
West Highland White Terriers are generally with other pets.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier health comparison. Which is the healthier: Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier?
Very healthy dog breed.
The Maltese is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier health problems comparison:
Deafness
Heart Murmurs
Hereditary Nephritis
Lens Luxation
Spinning
Collapsed Trachea
Hypoglycemia
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Reverse Sneezing
White Dog Shaker Syndrome
Atopic Dermatitis
Cataracts
Craniomandibular Osteopathy
Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy
Hyperplastic Dermatosis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Pulmonary Fibrosis
White Dog Shaker Syndrome
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Bull Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Maltese should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The West Highland White Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier lifespan comparison. How long do Bull Terrier, Maltese and West Highland White Terrier breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years 15-18 years 12-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No Yes Yes
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier? Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier energy level comparison:
Bull Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Malteses have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
West Highland White Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Bull Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Malteses exercise need is very minimal.
West Highland White Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier?
Bull Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Malteses sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
West Highland White Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Bull Terrier or Maltese or West Highland White Terrier?
2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier weight gain potential comparison:
High: The Bull Terrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier?
Prefers warm weather Prefers warm weather Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The West Highland White Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier?
Medium
The Bull Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Maltese has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The West Highland White Terrier has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Bull Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Maltese is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The West Highland White Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Bull Terrier vs Maltese vs West Highland White Terrier Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
Litter Frequency Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size
How many puppies can Bull Terrier and Maltese and West Highland White Terrier have?
1-9 puppies, average 5 3-5 puppies 2-5 puppies

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