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Miniature Bull Terrier – Dog Breed Guide

Breed summary

Size: Medium
Weight: 24 to 33 pounds
Height: 10 to 14 inches
Longevity: 12
Bark Tendency: Medium
Aggression: Low
Compatibility to other pets: High

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The Miniature Bull Terrier was down bred from the Standard Bull Terrier. They are basically the same dog but in a mini package.

Official Name

Miniature Bull Terrier
This breed can also be called as the Mini Bull Terrier or the English Miniature Bull Terrier.


Date – 1800’s
Country – Great Britain
Family / Group – Terrier

Recognized By:
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
American Pet Registry, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America, Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.


The Miniature Bull Terrier is one two varieties of the Bull Terrier breed which originates in Great Britain and developed by Mr. James Hinks. There were no distinctions between the Standard and the Mini Bull Terriers up until the year 1913. These miniature Bull Terrier dogs were developed to be small versions of the original breed but more efficient as rat hunters!


The Miniature Bull Terrier is more social and outgoing than its larger standard sized cousins. They are very cheerful and display a very stable temperament. Mini Bull Terriers are amenable, loving and fun to be with. Like the standard variety, these small dogs are very brave and will be fearless! Proper socialization makes the Mini Bull Terriers are great to have around children and other animals!

Bred For

These are bred down versions of the Standard Bull Terriers. They were primarily developed to hunt rats.


Miniature Bull Terriers may be called minis but they are actually medium sized dogs. They can be good apartment pets provided if they are exercised sufficiently.


The Miniature Bull Terrier are easy to groom and requires minimal attention when it comes to keeping their coats healthy. These are dogs that will shed hair in average amounts.


These are very obedient dogs and will be moderately easy to train!


The major medical condition known to the Mini Bull Terrier dog breed is the high risk of being deaf. They are also known to be prone to heart defects, dislocation of the knee caps and various allergies. The mini variety of this dog breed is known to be more prone for zinc deficiency when compared to the standard size dogs.


Vigorous exercise is needed to have these dogs’ exercise needs sufficiently exercised. They should be taken on regular walks even to avoid being lazy.