Non-sporting Breeds

Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 21-22 in (52.5-55cm)
Weight: 52-62 lb (23.5-28kg)
Coat: Short and flat
Color: White: pure white coat; coloreds: brindle preferred; black, red, fawn, or tricolor acceptable

Some people consider this breed the picture of ugliness, while others have only admiration for the Bull Terrier, which is described somewhat poetically in its standard as "the gladiator of the canine race." The Bull Terrier began life as a fighting dog and was the result of crossing an Old English Bulldog with a terrier. The first Bull Terriers were said to have closely resembled the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, but then Dalmatian and possibly other blood was introduced. Despite its fierce appearance and strength, the Bull Terrier makes a faithful and devoted pet. The bitch, in particular, is utterly reliable with children. However, this breed is too strong for other than the able bodied to handle, and needs careful training. Its short, flat coat is easy to look after.
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