Bred to be an agile bullfighting dog.
Very loyal to family and usually good with children though need careful supervision. May not get along well with other dogs.
Respond well to a reward-based approach to training to reduce any stubbornness and to teach dropping of retrieved items.
Usually very energetic and playful dogs. Can enjoy dog sports such as agility, flyball, rally and competitive obedience.
The Miniature Bull Terrier was originally bred for various purposes including the guarding of people and/or property. Individual members of this breed will benefit from firm and dedicated training to temper this guarding tendency, and thus help to maintain safety as a household companion.
Did You Know?
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.
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