Bull Terriers were developed in England during the 19th century. They typically weigh between 35 to 75 pounds. They are friendly, feisty extroverts who are always ready for a good time, and always happy to see you. A Bull Terrier who is shy and backs away from people is absolutely not normal. Bull Terriers and Mini Bull Terriers are described as courageous and full of fire, as the standard and miniature size. As some can have aggressive tendencies, Bull Terriers require obedience training and need to be socialized from a young age.
Common Health Conditions
- Hereditary Nephritis is a severe form of kidney disease found in Bull Terriers, often at an early age. It's caused by small and undeveloped kidneys or a malfunction of the kidney's filters, resulting in high levels of protein in the urine
- Heart disease caused by defects in heart structure and function is occasionally found in Bull Terriers. Some cases are more serious than others and usually are indicated by the presence of a heart murmur.
- Skin problems can affect Bull Terriers, especially white ones, who have sensitive skin that can be prone to rashes, sores and irritations.