The Bull Terrier was originally developed in the 19th century as a fighting dog and, later, a fashionable companion for gentlemen, but these days he’s a family companion and show dog. He’s a dog breed distinguished by his long, egg-shaped head.

Watch and learn about Bull Terrier dog’s key characteristics:

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Bull Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone. This means Bull Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather. This means Bull Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Bull Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Dog. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers parameter.

Health Grooming:

Bull Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential. This means Bull Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Groom. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in General Health parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 2 out of 5 in Size. This means Bull Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Size parameter.

Trainability:

Bull Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Trainability parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Train. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Prey Drive. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. This means Bull Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Bull Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Energy Level. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Intensity. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Intensity parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Bull Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness. This means Bull Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Terrier Dogs

Height

1 foot, 9 inches to 1 foot, 10 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

35 to 75 pounds

Life Span

10 to 15 years

Highlights

Bull Terriers thrive in the company of their people, and should live indoors with their human family. They don’t do well when left alone for long periods and will wreak destruction when bored.Bull Terriers aren’t suited for cold, damp climates. Keep your Bull Terrier warm with a coat or sweater in winter.These aren’t high maintenance dogs, grooming-wise. A weekly brushing and occasional wipe-down with a damp cloth is usually all it takes to keeps them clean, although they must be brushed more frequently during twice-yearly shedding periods.The Bull Terrier needs 30 to 60 minutes of exercise, play, and mental stimulation daily.Ownership of Bull Terriers is restricted or banned in some cities, states, and provinces. Research your local dog laws before you get one; banned dogs may be seized and euthanized.The Bull Terrier is strong-willed and can be difficult to train. He’s not recommended for timid or first-time dog owners.Without early socialization and training, Bull Terriers can be aggressive toward other dogs, animals, and people he doesn’t know.Bull Terriers are too rough and rambunctious for homes with young children, but they’re tireless playmates for active older kids who’ve been taught how to interact with dogs.Never buy a Bull Terrier from a puppy mill, a pet store, or a breeder who doesn’t provide health clearances or guarantees. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies and who breeds for sound temperaments.