In the 1830s, the Bull Terrier was bred to be a superior, more agile bullfighting dog. When that didn’t go entirely to plan, some were later bred specifically to create a miniaturized version.
Though they were still used as fighting dogs, these smaller versions were also employed to catch rats but made excellent herding and guard dogs too. By 1939, the breed was recognized in its own right by the Kennel Club in the United Kingdom and was also approved as a Terrier group breed by the American Kennel Club in 1991.
Playful and loving, the Miniature Bull Terrier is proof positive that, more often than not, good things come in small packages.