English Bull


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Manchester 18
Manchester 18 Judge
Crufts 18
Crufts 18 Judge
National Terrier 18
National Terrier 18 Judge
WELKS 18 Judge
Birmingham National 18
Birmingham National 18 Judge
SKC May 18
SKC May 18 Judge
Bath 18
Bath 18 Judge
Southern Counties 18
Southern Counties 18 Judge
Three Counties 18
Three Counties 18 Judge
Border Union 18
Border Union 18 Judge
Blackpool 18
Blackpool 18 Judge
Windsor 18
Windsor 18 Judge
East Of England 18
East Of England 18 Judge
Leeds 18
Leeds 18 Judge
Paignton 18
Paignton 18 Judge
Bournemouth 18
Bournemouth 18 Judge
Welsh Kennel Club 18
Welsh Kennel Club 18 Judge
SKC August 18
SKC August 18 Judge
City Of Birmingham 18
City Of Birmingham 18 Judge
Richmond Dog 18
Richmond Dog 18 Judge
Darlington 18
Darlington 18 Judge
Belfast 18
Belfast 18 Judge
Driffield 18
Driffield 18 Judge
South Wales 18
South Wales 18 Judge
Midland Counties 18
Midland Counties 18 Judge
LKA 18
LKA 18 Judge

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The English Bull Terrier

The Bull Terrier was developed in England during the 1860's and 1870's. During the 1860's and 1870's the Old English Bulldog had already been extinct for decades, and James Hinks of Birmingham employed the services of his own modern English bulldog named "Madman", the English White Terrier (which was not a working or sporting terrier, the White English Terrier began its creation in the 1860's, and was first presented to the public in 1864), along with some original Bull and Terrier dogs to develop and create the breed of dog we now know as the Bull Terrier.
Colored Bull Terrier's are due to Bull Terrier breeders crossing their dogs with Staffordshire Bull Terrier's in the 1900'S.
With the Original Bull and Terrier blood, combined with an injection of an original strain of Bull and Terrier blood from the Staffordshire Bull Terrier in the early 1900's, the Bull Terrier still remains a formidable sporting Terrier.
Bull Terriers are known as friendly and outgoing dogs, even having a "clownish" attitude about them, though they are usually not considered ideal for a first-time dog owner. Their physical strength is matched by their intelligence, and both body and mind need to be kept active. They can be fun and playful. As a breed they are generally placid and will not normally make the first move. They are very affectionate dogs that love human company. Bull Terriers are particularly good with children, and usually have a high pain threshold, which reduces the risk of injury from a defensive bite. Younger dogs, however, may regard children as playmates and because of their strength could cause inadvertent injury. They are protective of children in their charge. Bull Terriers do not make as good a guard dog as people think due to their fondness for people, but will defend his "pack" if needed.
Bull Terriers are thick-set and muscular with a short, dense coat. Acceptable colours for show dogs are white, (skin pigmentation and markings on the head are not penalised in the UK show ring), any colour other than white, or any colour with white markings (although blue and liver are highly undesirable).
The Bull Terrier's most recognizable feature is its head, described as 'egg shaped' when viewed from the front, almost flat at the top, with a Roman muzzle sloping evenly down to the end of the nose with no stop. The unique triangle-shaped eyes are small, dark, and closely set. The body is full and round, while the shoulders are robust and muscular and the tail is carried horizontally. It walks with a jaunty gait, and is popularly known as the 'gladiator of the canine race'.
There is no designated height or weight for the breed but the average is, Height: 51-61 cm (20-24 inches), Weight: 15-36 kg (35-60 pounds) The Bull Terrier is the only recognised breed that has triangle-shaped eyes.


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