Miniature Bull Terrier Personality traits and Temperament
They are lovable, courageous, energetic and playful, still could be stubborn at times like many terrier breeds. They are loyal to owners and popular as house dogs as they require very little space. They are an independent thinker with an endless desire to be digging, barking and investigating. They love to play in the yard, but ensure that the yard is fenced and the fencing is quite solid.
They love playing with squeaky toys and can entertain themselves by playing with these toys for a long time. When taken for a walk make sure that you have these dogs on a leash. They are notorious leash pullers especially if something catches their fancy so be on your guard always.
Miniature Bull Terriers are active and cheerful playmates for kids, although they are too rambunctious for toddlers. They can get along with other dogs their size or bigger, but toy dogs and cats are likely to set them off.
They can be extremely protective, especially if they think their family is in danger, so be sure to socialize them around strangers and don’t encourage aggressive or guarding behavior. They can also be very territorial and protective of their own space, toys, and food.
Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding
They have short, glossy and fine coat on them with tight skin, therefore requires only minimal grooming. A quick brushing once a day or a few times a week is more than sufficient to keep them clean and in order. They are clean breeds and do not have the doggie odour, so bath can be given only as and when needed. As white colour is the preferred one, taking outside during summer into the sun should be with caution for sunburn and cancer.
Size and Characteristics
Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $1200-$2000
Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 12-14 YEARS
Weight: 20-35 pounds
Height: 10-14 inches
Colors: White, Black Brindle, Red, Fawn, Tri-colour, Black and Tan, White with another colour or fully coloured.
How to Train this dog
Miniature bull terriers do require a lot of training, particularly early part of their life, and they respond very well to it. They should be heavily socialized at a young age and trained to obey the commands before they are able to cultivate any vices.
The Miniatures are very intelligent but can be stubborn and bold at times, therefore proper precautions must be taken when training and/or socializing this breed. Training at the early part of their life is preferred. In their early months they are really playful, but respond well to the training if proceed with caution
Health Issues and Food
Diet: Unprocessed grain-free diet with balanced protein, fat and animal-based carbohydrates are preferred. A diet of raw animal and plant foods could also meet the nutritional needs of this breed. It has been reported that raw diet and raw muscle meat helps in preventing allergies but provide enough nourishment especially for skin and coat and energy for animal. This breed is prone to obesity there for diet control is essential; therefore train them to have specific meal times each day.
Allergies: Miniature Bull Terriers are prone to allergies, especially food related allergies
Health problems: Deafness (unilateral or bilateral) is a common problem with this breed. Skin allergies and Pyotraumatic dermatitis (hotspots) is also reported quite often. Problems related to kidneys such as Polycystic kidney and Bull Terrier hereditary nephritis are genetic diseases occurs in this breed. Others are luxation of patella, lens luxation (Eye) and heart disease such as Aortic valve stenosis, mitral valve dysplasia.
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Best female and male dog names
You can name your Beagle as Faith or Smokey if he is a male and Ruby or Alice if she is a female.
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