The Miniature Bull Terrier, also known as the Mini Bull Terrier, the English Miniature Bull Terrier or simply the Mini Bull, is an amiable, fiery and bright breed known for its distinctive appearance and courageous temperament. The Miniature Bull Terrier is the smallest surviving version of the standard Bull Terrier. They were originally used as competitive ratters in gambling pits, and they later became watch dogs and cherished family pets. The Miniature Bull Terrier was recognized by the American Kennel Club in its Miscellaneous Class in 1963 and received full breed approval as a member of the Terrier Group in 1991.
Intact male Miniature Bull Terriers tend not to tolerate prolonged association with other unaltered male dogs. Inevitably, an unpleasant confrontation will take place, requiring permanent separation of the two boys.
The Miniature Bull Terrier ideally stands 10 to 14 inches at the withers and typically weighs between 25 and 35 pounds. Their short, flat, harsh coat is extremely easy to care for; they shed their coats twice a year. They come in many colors, but if white they should be pure white. Their ears should be cleaned on a regular basis.