Miniature Bull Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Miniature Bull Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginEngland flagEngland
Other Names
What other names does the Miniature Bull Terrier have?
Mini Bull Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Miniature Bull Terrier Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Miniature Bull Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$2400-$3000
If you choose to purchase the Miniature Bull Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Miniature Bull Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Miniature Bull Terrier gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Miniature Bull Terrier?
Frequent: The Miniature Bull Terrier is easier than average to get. Maybe there is some risk of overbreeding, as it is a popular breed.

Due to its popularity, inbreeding may occur. A new study shows that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful and seek the help of an experienced person or a professional, in making your decision.

Miniature Bull Terrier Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Miniature Bull Terrier weigh? Miniature Bull Terrier weight:
20–35 pounds (9-15 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Miniature Bull Terrier? Miniature Bull Terrier average weight:
20–35 pounds (9-15 kg)
Height
How tall is the Miniature Bull Terrier? Miniature Bull Terrier height:
14 inches (35.4 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Miniature Bull Terrier average height:
14 inches (35.4 cm)

Miniature Bull Terrier Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Miniature Bull Terrier have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
DenseSmooth
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Miniature Bull Terrier's coat?
WhiteBrindleRedFawnTricolor
Grooming
How to groom the Miniature Bull Terrier and how often?
Effortless: The Miniature Bull Terrier requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Miniature Bull Terrier is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Miniature Bull Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Mini Bull Terrier?
Miniature Bull Terriers shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Miniature Bull Terrier need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Miniature Bull Terrier every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Miniature Bull Terrier Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Miniature Bull Terrier have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
CourageousOutrightTemperedPlayfulEnergeticLovingStubborn
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Miniature Bull Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Miniature Bull Terrier obey the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Miniature Bull Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
A slightly harder to train than average. Miniature Bull Terriers aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Miniature Bull Terrier is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Miniature Bull Terrier sensitivity:
Sensitive: Miniature Bull Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits. This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Average to High: Miniature Bull Terriers are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Mini Bull Terrier need? Miniature Bull Terrier social needs:
Miniature Bull Terriers need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Miniature Bull Terrier dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Mini Bull Terrier bark?
Low to Average: The Miniature Bull Terrier rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Miniature Bull Terrier good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Miniature Bull Terriers are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Miniature Bull Terriers will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Miniature Bull Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Miniature Bull Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Miniature Bull Terrier can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Miniature Bull Terrier will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Miniature Bull Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Mini Bull Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Miniature Bull Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Miniature Bull Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Miniature Bull Terrier has a hard bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Miniature Bull Terrier bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI. However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are. They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Miniature Bull Terrier do?
Miniature Bull Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Miniature Bull Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Miniature Bull Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Miniature Bull Terrier roam?
Miniature Bull Terriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Miniature Bull Terrier have high prey drive?
Miniature Bull Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Miniature Bull Terrier dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Miniature Bull Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Miniature Bull Terrier indoors.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Miniature Bull Terriers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Miniature Bull Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Miniature Bull Terrier Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Miniature Bull Terrier temperament with other people:
Miniature Bull Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Miniature Bull Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Miniature Bull Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Miniature Bull Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Are Miniature Bull Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Miniature Bull Terrier temperament with children:
Miniature Bull Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Miniature Bull Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Miniature Bull Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Miniature Bull Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Miniature Bull Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Miniature Bull Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Miniature Bull Terrier is not a good choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Miniature Bull Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Miniature Bull Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Office Friendly
Are Miniature Bull Terriers good office dogs? Do Miniature Bull Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Miniature Bull Terriers be office dogs?
No
Miniature Bull Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Miniature Bull Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Mini Bull Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Miniature Bull Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Miniature Bull Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.

Miniature Bull Terrier Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Miniature Bull Terrier dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Miniature Bull Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Miniature Bull Terrier breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Miniature Bull Terrier see the vet?
Average
The Miniature Bull Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Miniature Bull Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Miniature Bull Terrier be? What is the age limit of the Miniature Bull Terrier? How many years can the oldest Miniature Bull Terrier live?
11-13 years
The average lifespan of Miniature Bull Terrier: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Miniature Bull Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
Miniature Bull Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Miniature Bull Terrier have? What is the activity level of the Miniature Bull Terrier?
Miniature Bull Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Miniature Bull Terrier dogs require per day?
Miniature Bull Terriers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Miniature Bull Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Miniature Bull Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Miniature Bull Terrier risk for obesity:
High: The Miniature Bull Terrier breed has a strong tendency to be overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Miniature Bull Terrier more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Miniature Bull Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Miniature Bull Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Miniature Bull Terrier drool?
The Miniature Bull Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Miniature Bull Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Miniature Bull Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Miniature Bull Terrier As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Miniature Bull Terrier be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Miniature Bull Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Miniature Bull Terrier be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Miniature Bull Terrier be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Miniature Bull Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Miniature Bull Terrier be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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. Miniature Bull Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Miniature Bull Terrier be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Miniature Bull Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Miniature Bull Terrier be a boat dog?

Not really

Miniature Bull Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Miniature Bull Terrier be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Miniature Bull Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Miniature Bull Terrier dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Miniature Bull Terrier Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Miniature Bull Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Miniature Bull Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
1-9 puppies, average 5

Miniature Bull Terrier Recognition

AKC Group
Is Miniature Bull Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group
Is Miniature Bull Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Bull type Terriers section.

Miniature Bull Terrier Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Miniature Bull Terrier requires minimal grooming.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Miniature Bull Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Miniature Bull Terriers are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Miniature Bull Terriers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Miniature Bull Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Miniature Bull Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Trainability: A slightly harder to train than average.
  • Hypoallergenic: Miniature Bull Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: High: The Miniature Bull Terrier breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
  • Mouthiness: Miniature Bull Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Miniature Bull Terriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Miniature Bull Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Cat Friendly: Miniature Bull Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Miniature Bull Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Miniature Bull Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Miniature Bull Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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