Bull Terrier

Other names : English Bull Terrier, Standard Bull Terrier, Miniature Bull Terrier

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Life expectancy

The Bull Terrier has a life expectancy of between 10 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 14 and 20 in
Male Between 14 and 20 in

Adult weight

Female Between 44 and 88 lb
Male Between 44 and 88 lb
Coat colour
Type of coat
Very short
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Bull Terrier costs between £860 and £1170

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More details about the Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier: Origins and history

The Bull Terrier originated from the Manchester Terrier and English White Terrier, the latter no longer existing. The Bull Terrier’s famous white coat was the only colour accepted by the breed’s official standards for a very long time, and it is still extremely common. James Hink, considered as the ‘father’ of the breed, added Dalmatians into the Bull Terrier’s bloodlines to create the dog we know today. His work was continued by his children Fred and James as well as his grandson Carleton, son of James Jr., who started breeding under the “Brum” name, the most famous in the world. It was he who created the “Roman nose” for the first time for his champion Lord Gladiator, who then passed this trait down to his descendants.

Bull Terrier: Varieties

  • Standard Bull Terrier
  • Miniature Bull Terrier

Training a Bull Terrier

Training Bull Terriers can be tricky as they’re naturally quite stubborn. Their unwavering energy also means that it can prove hard for them to concentrate. Training sessions should therefore be short, but regularly repeated until they obey the command.

Your Bull Terrier should receive basic training as young as possible to avoid picking up bad habits.

You will need a firm hand to train this dog while being careful not to show aggression, so as not to elicit the temper of this fighting dog. Kindness, patience, coherence and regularity are the keys to successfully training a Bull Terrier.

Bull Terrier: Purchase price

The price of a Bull Terrier depends on its origins, age and sex. You should budget between £860 and £1165 for a dog registered with the KC.

Concerning your monthly budget, you should set aside around £40-£50, which will cover a premium-quality diet, as well as classic annual treatments such as vaccinations, deworming and anti-parasite treatments.

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