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SIZE

Miniature Bull Terriers should not exceed 25.5cm (14") but there is no limit to the weight. The average miniature weighs between 11-14kg (25-30lb) while the standard Bull Terrier weighs between 27-34kg (60-75lb) and stands about 47cm (18.5") high. Miniature Bull Terriers have the classic Bull Terrier egg-shaped head and come in brindle, brindle and white, black, red and white, white, fawn and tri-colour.

REINTRODUCING MINI's

In September / December 1986 Minibull reintroduced the Bull Terrier (Miniature) to Australia with imports from the UK, the first in over 20 years.
Aust. Ch Grandopera Ottello of Warbonnet a tricolour dog (by Beewau Enterprise ex Knipes Arnebia).
He gained his Aust Championship title easily in June the following year.

Early in 1987 Minibull imported more from the UK. In February, a white bitch, Graymor Greasepaint (Ch zedbees Zaristrocrat ex Graymore Guildenhall).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREEDING THE MINIBULL

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Miniature Bull Terriers are generally quite healthy, but there can be hearing, eye, skin, kidney, heart and knee problems in some dogs not subject to the rigorous breeding procedures undertaken at Minibull.

The skin of a Miniature can be a problem. Pyotraumatic dermatitis (hot spots), allergic reactions, and hives can be problematic. This is typically due to feeding a processed diet high in grains. Breeders with experience, such as Minibull find that changing the dogs diet to unprocessed raw foods eliminates skin problems in the breed.

By nature of the fact that they are 'miniature,' MINIBULL breed by the premise that they are proportionally reduced in scale to the standard Bull Terrier. This equation relates to Height, Head, Feet, Legs Front and Rear all being 'miniature' and in proportion. Initially Minibull bred with a small portion of 'standard' stock. These interbreeds were then mated back to achieve todays pure 'miniature' stock.

NO LENS LUXATION IN MINIBULL MINIATURE BULL TERRIERS

Likewise, MINIBULL has the ALL CLEAR for any hereditary disorders by using pure 'miniature' breeding stock.
More specifically, both English and Australian authorities have sited the 'miniature' as responsible for the incidence of Lens Luxation (a condition where the lens is partially or fully dislocated from the threads that hold it in position within the eye).

In attempting to rectify this, breeders have interbred too often with 'standards' (which they believed not to carry the gene), leading to disproportionate and oversized miniatures.

MINIBULL PROVES THAT 'INTERBREEDING WITH STANDARDS TO RECTIFY LENS LUXATION', IS A FALICY
In June 2011, Minibull agreed to be part of the testing program run by Dr Caroline O'Leary of the Queensland University Veterinary Department, who, in conjunction with animal eye consultant from Sydney, Mr B Robertson, tested Minibull Miniature Bull Terriers as well as taking blood samples from all dogs for genetic hereditary testing.

These were sent to Queensland and America and will be used as the clear marker against animals with Primary Lens Luxation (PLL).

Of the 23 tested 19 were completely clear. The 4 remaining did not have PLL.
That's the ALL CLEAR at Minibull from PLL.

BREEDING PERFECT SIZE MINIATURE BULL TERRIERS

A Miniature Bull Terrier which displays future breeding potential will be selected for qualities of health, conformation to size (under 14" or 35.5cm) and temperament to produce top quality puppies. The responsibilities of breeding a litter of Miniature Bull Terriers rests heavily on the suitable nature of the Mother and it is very important that they be adhered to faithfully if the breed is to be temperamentally and physically sound.

Minibull select a male for their bitch which has excellent physical properties as well as a good temperament. Both the bitch and sire are always up to date with tests for heart, eyes, hearing and kidneys. A bitch or stud dog will not be bred if any of the tests do not show normal results. The puppies must be placed in homes suitable to the special needs and requirements of this breed. This often means keeping puppies for months until suitable homes are found. Puppy buyers are encouraged to have their Minis assessed by an authority before they breed them, and all females which are not up to breeding quality should be kept as pets and not bred from. As breeders we are prepared to either take back dogs which we have sold to homes which don't work out, or help owners of their Miniature Bull Terriers place them in another suitable home.