Miniature Bull Terrier

Personality:Upbeat, mischievous, comical, with terrier fire and fearlessness

Coat & Grooming:The short, harsh, glossy coat is best maintained with a hound glove and routine brushing

Energy Level:Very Active; Cavorting, clowning, and curious, Minis are bold adventure seekers

Originally: England

Nicknames: Mini Bull; Mini; MBT

Size: Small

Meet the Miniature Bull Terrier

​In nearly every way the Mini is a Bull Terrier, only smaller. In fact, before 1991 the AKC classified the two Bullys as varieties of the same breed. Minis stand between 10 and 14 inches at the shoulder. They’re square, muscular, and, for their size, quite strong. Their trademark is a large egg-shaped head, with its dark, triangular eyes that twinkle with mischief. It’s impossible to mistake the Bull Terrier breeds for any other. The coat can be pure white, or white with predominate colored markings.

What's Their Story?

​The Bull Terrier was created as a fighting dog in the 1830s by crossing Bulldogs with now-extinct English terriers. Soon after, breeders began work on a miniaturized version to use as above-ground ratters (as opposed to “go to ground” terriers, who burrow into the earth in search of quarry). The result of a very long trial-and-error period was the Mini. Today’s Minis are companion dogs, but the ratter instinct and a protective streak remain as souvenirs of the breed’s formative years.

What are they Like?

​“They’re like a 3-year-old child in a clown suit!” say Mini owners. If ever a breed could claim the title “Clown Prince of Dogdom,” it’s the Mini. Minis are famous for their comic antics and zest for life. They’re so funny, so adorable, so clever that owners sometimes ignore indiscretions that would land other dogs in the doghouse. This is a mistake. To get the most out of life with Minis, they must be trained firmly but patiently, boundaries must be set, and socialization should begin in early puppyhood.

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A mom has her pitty to thank for looking after her lost son after she disappeared while she was napping.

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Like it or not, winter is here.

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Props to the MTA for responding quickly and professionally. ​

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​Service Dog On Tour With Band Rescued From Bus Crash

"Nothing separates a man from his dog."

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Did someone say "cheese?!"

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See Doug the Pug Act Out Hunger Games

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