Miniature Bull TerrierCare

The short, harsh, glossy coat is best maintained with a hound glove and routine brushing

The strongly built, active and determined Miniature Bull Terrier is often described as clownish and fearless. Although fond of both grown-ups and children, they may become too energetic for small children without the proper exercise and training. They are not recommended for families with other non-canine pets such as hamsters and guinea pigs. This easy to groom breed requires only occasional brushing.

nutrition &FEEDING

Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds.

The Miniature Bull Terrier is a small breed and has a lifespan of 10 to 12 years. What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.

coat &GROOMING

With regular weekly grooming and the occasional bath they will keep clean and looking their best. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pet. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.

coat length Short
grooming Occasional Grooming

energy &EXERCISE

Although fond of both grown-ups and children, they may become too energetic for small children without the proper exercise and training. They are not recommended for families with other non-canine pets such as hamsters and guinea pigs. Minis need a moderate amount of daily exercise and at least a puppy kindergarten and basic obedience classes to help them reach their full potential. They need to be well socialized with other dogs, animals and people.

energy level Some Exercise

Miniature Bull Terrier &HEALTH

Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like lens luxation/glaucoma, subaortic stenosis, mitral valve dysplasia, kidney failure and tail chasing (which may be a sign of neurological disorders that may/may not respond to behavioral modifications) and deafness—which is usually present from birth. Reputable, trustworthy breeders should be able to provide testing results (e.g., a yearly eye exam performed by a veterinary opthamologist; a Doppler EKG by a veterinary cardiologist) from the sire and dam to potential buyers. This will, at the very least, alert buyers to what kind of problems, if any, may be expected for their new puppy.

Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Miniature Bull Terriers are healthy dogs. Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Miniature Bull Terriers can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.