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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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINIBULL SPECIFICATIONS
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Appearance
Miniature Bull Terriers should not exceed 35.5cm (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.
Temperament
They have a sense of humour, imagination and lots of determination. Their individuality is unique. They can be stubborn, but are amenable to discipline. They enjoy the family environment, they crave for human companionship, especially from their own family.They become extremely attached to their owners and family.These qualities make them not only reliable with children, (under supervision) but also a companion and protector who can be depended on.
Miniature Bull Terriers do not do well in situations where they are expected to remain alone in the home or yard for long periods of time or where their physical activity is very restricted. In these situations, very much like a three-year-old child, Miniature Bull Terriers become bored. It would make just as much sense to leave a little child alone in an apartment for eight or nine hours as to do this with a Miniature Bull Terrier.
When properly trained and in good hands they are sweet natured, gentle, alert and playful.
Miniature Bull Terriers are a manageable package when compared to the 'standard' Bull Terrier. They are less intimidating and easier to handle than so provide a wonderful alternative.
Health and Lifespan
This breed is generally hardy and easy to care for. The fine, thin coat particularly in the white Miniature Bull Terriers and any white areas needs to be protected from the sun in summer and breeders recommend pet specific sunscreen on their noses and bellies.
Miniature Bull Terriers usually live for between 10 to 12 years.
Feeding
They are enthusiastic about food, so no problems here with finicky eaters. Minibull recommends a balanced diet of fresh meat - chicken, beef, and lamb - with some dry dog biscuits. Do not overfeed them because they are prone to eating too much. And a calcium suppliment is advantageous for pups in their first 6 months.
Breeding and costs
Miniatures can experience whelping problems and can require caesarian operations because the puppies have large heads and chests. Litters are usually between six to seven puppies and cost from $500 upward.
Housepet Potential and Space
The smaller miniature Bull Terriers are more suitable indoors than the standard but can still be somewhat destructive as a pup, if left unattended. Likewise, supervision is needed in the garden. As they mature, they are quite happy to laze around the house with a daily walk around the block or a run along the beach.
Ideal Owner and Trainability
Miniature Bull Terriers are ideal for a family and their smaller size makes them easier for kids upwards from eight years old, to handle without fear of being knocked over. They are difficult to train needing patience and time, but eventually basic obedience is possible.
Grooming
The smooth short coat of the Miniature Bull Terrier is low maintenance and only needs a weekly brushing. The breed sheds little hair.
Exercise
An active breed that require a fair amount of exercise, both free running and walks with the family.