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Miniature Bull Terrier (Muzzle, Face)
Muzzle, Face

Breed Information


2022: #110

2021: #107

2020: #105

2019: #112

2018: #110

2017: #115

2016: #120

2015: #121

Name Miniature Bull Terrier
Other names Bull Terrier (Miniature)
Origin United Kingdom
Breed Group Terrier (AKC:1991 & UKC)
Size Small to Medium
Type Purebred
Life span 10-12 years



Even Tempered




Height 10-14 inches (25-33 cm)
Weight 24-33 pounds (11-15 kg)

Black & Tan





Litter Size 1-9 puppies
Puppy Prices

Average $2500 - $3500 USD

The Miniature Bull Terrier is one of the most expensive dog breeds. The price of Miniature Bull Terrier puppies can vary from breeder to breeder, but you should budget anywhere from $1,500 to $4,000.

Breed Characteristics


4 stars

Apartment Friendly

3 stars

Miniature Bull Terriers can live happily in an apartment if sufficient exercise is provided. They should be exercised frequently to avoid obesity.

Barking Tendencies

2 stars


Cat Friendly

1 stars

They can get along with other dogs their size or bigger, but toy dogs and cats are likely to set off their prey drive. They will chase and kill them if given the chance. Confine him to your yard with a solid fence. An underground electronic fence will not deter the Mini Bull Terrier if he sees something he wants to chase.

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good with Kids: This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also friendly toward other pets and shy toward strangers.

Dog Friendly

2 stars

Exercise Needs

4 stars

The Miniature Bull Terrier loves long walks and running off the leash, but should be watched carefully around other dogs and cats.


1 stars

Low Maintenance: Miniature Bull Terriers require little grooming. A quick brushing once a day or a few times a week is sufficient to keep the fur in order, as it cannot become tangled due to its length.

Health Issues

3 stars

Hypoallergenic: No


2 stars

Ranking: #66 Full Ranking List


5 stars

Shedding Level

3 stars

Moderate Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!

Stranger Friendly

3 stars


2 stars

The Miniature Bull Terrier should be given an obedience course when young. Miniature Bull Terriers are very strong when fully grown, which makes them difficult to train as adults. Handlers must be patient and understanding, as the Miniature Bull Terrier learns quickly but has a stubborn streak.

Watchdog Ability

4 stars

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Miniature Bull Terrier Puppy (Black Brindle & White, Face)
Black Brindle & White, Face

Miniature Bull Terrier Names

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
01 Cooper Daisy
02 Buddy Maggie
03 Toby Lucy
04 Oliver Coco
05 Riley Luna
06 Oscar Layla
07 Lucky Sadie
08 Zeus Emma
09 Henry Mia
10 Buster Ruby
100 Cute Puppy Names ›


The Miniature Bull Terrier is a strongly built, square-proportioned dog, big-boned but not coarse. It should reflect those attributes that made the standard-sized bull terrier a formidable foe in the fighting ring with its sturdy bone and muscle and strong jaws. Its gait is free and easy. Its skin is tight and its coat is short, flat and harsh. It wears a keen and determined expression on its characteristic clown face.

Very much like the larger bull terrier, the mini is comical, lively, playful and mischievous. Despite its smaller size, it is not a lap dog. It is every bit as tough as the larger version and apt to want to prove itself even more. It is a sweet clown, devoted but not fawning. It is stubborn and independent and needs to be trained with a firm yet gentle hand — and a good sense of humor. It likes to play and investigate. It likes to dig, and it needs ample exercise.


The Bull Terrier (also known as an ‘English Bull Terrier’) was bred in England in the 1830’s by crossing a Bulldog with an English Terrier in an effort to build the ultimate fighting dog. The ‘Bull’ in ‘Bull Terrier’ derives from the popular practice of ‘bull-baiting’, in which several dogs were matched up against a chained bull. The Bull Terrier was later bred with the Spanish Pointer to increase its size, resulting in a highly successful, powerful, persistent fighter. After dog fighting was abolished, Bull Terriers were bred with the Dalmatian to produce a white colored strain, then again with the Staffordshire Bull Terrier to reintroduce color. Both the white and colored types increased in popularity as pets, and both strains remain today. Famous Bull Terriers include the Target mascot ‘Bullseye’, Spuds MacKenzie, who was used in Bud Light commercials (and later discovered to secretly be a female!), and Patsy Ann, a Bull Terrier from Juneau, Alaska famous for unfailingly predicting the impending arrival of ships to port. The Miniature Bull Terrier was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991.

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