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Bull Terrier

Breed origin: England
Original purpose: Companion dog.

AKC recognized: 1885
AKC group: Terrier

Size: Weight: 50 to 70 lbs
Size: Height: 21 to 22 inches
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Color: There are two color varieties: 1) White - white with or without markings on the head. 2) Colored - Any color other than white, or any color with white markings.

Life span: 10 to 14 years.

General characteristics/temperament: Bull Terriers are sweet, playful and clownish, robust, active, and exceedingly friendly. They become very attached to their owners and families and thrive with lots of human contact and attention. They make exceptional pets and companions for an active person or family. Bull Terriers typically love children, but they must not be allowed to get over stimulated around younger children and must be obedience trained.

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Good with children? Yes, with proper training.

Protective? Yes

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Suitable canine sports/activities: obedience, agility, conformation

Grooming requirement: Regular grooming with a "hound's glove". Brief periods of shedding seasonally, typically in the spring and fall.

Known health problems: Deafness, skin allergies, sudden and severe lameness in puppies, obsessive compulsive disorders.

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Recommended books for further reading:

Bull Terriers (A Complete Pet Owner's Manual)
By Carolyn Alexander
Published in 2006
96 pages

Bull Terrier (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Bethany Gibson and Alice Van Kempen
Published in 2005
155 pages

Bull Terrier (A Pet Owner's Guide)
By Peter Larkin
Published in 2000
80 pages

The Bull Terrier: An Alternative Approach
By Sonia Smith
Published in 2006
168 pages

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Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Bull Terrier Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Bull Terrier Club of America Rescue

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