Bull Terrier Breed Information and Buying advice

Bull Terrier

Are You Looking to Buy or Adopt a Bull Terrier?

Quick Bull Terrier Facts

Average Size of Adult
Medium (3/5)
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Grooming Requirement
Low (1/3)
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Medium (2/3)
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Average Life Span
10-12 years (4/8)
Exercise Requirements
Medium (2/3)
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Medium (2/3)
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Low (1/3)
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Child friendly
Yes (1/2)
High (3/3)
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Breed Group
Terrier (4/8)
No (2/2)

Why Bull Terriers are the right choice

Bull Terriers are well known for their egg-shaped head and playful temperament. Often used in movies for their comic personality, they love human contact. Some highlights:

  1. An excellent watchdog who will need hesitate to bark when strangers are approaching

  2. Intelligent and loyal, he will be a good companion for owners of all ages.

  3. Very friendly and non-aggressive with strangers.

Things to consider when looking at Bull Terrier Puppies for Sale

Bull Terriers, like all breeds, have downsides so when you are looking for those puppies for sale, you will need to consider a couple of aspects. Some downsides to the Bull Terrier:

  1. The Bull Terrier is stubborn and needs constant training from experienced dog owners.

  2. They do not like to be left alone and can be bored easily

  3. Prone to many skin allergies and serious health issues such as deafness.

History of Bull Terriers

The Bull Terrier is one of the oldest native terrier breeds in England. Bull Terriers are a mix of the old English Terrier and the Bulldog. The Bull Terrier is a breed of dog in the terrier family. They have been also developed in a miniature version which is known as the Miniature Bull Terrier. He was initially developed in the 1800s and used as a fighting dog for entertainment purposes in Europe until 1835 when it became illegal in Britain. Nowadays, many Bull Terriers are featured in movies such as Frankenweenie or Space Buddies for their comical appearance.  


The Bull Terrier's most recognisable feature is its head. In fact, they are a specific appearance with a head shaped like an egg and the top of the skull which is almost flat, if you are looking at them from the front.

How big and how heavy is the Bull Terrier?

Bull Terriers can reach 55 centimetres at an adult age and weigh up to 30KG depending on male or female. They are considered as medium breeds. A muscular and compact body characterises bull Terriers.

What colour is the Bull Terrier?

Bull Terriers are generally white but can come in other colours such as white and red. Some Bull Terriers can also be black, brindle, black-brindle, red, fawn and tri-coloured with white markings.  


The Bull Terrier is an intelligent, loyal and friendly breed which is a good thing when considering that some dogs are more docile and need to be always in activity.

Are Bull Terriers good with children?

Bull Terriers are child-loving dogs; however, due to their dynamic nature, they are not recommended for houses with young children.

Can I leave a Bull Terrier Alone?

Bull Terriers do not like to be left alone; he wants to be surrounded by people. They can quickly become destructive and bored if you left them also for an extended period.  A typical behaviour, when they are alone, is that they start to chew things in your house and destroy your belongings.  



How much exercise does a Bull Terrier need?

The Bull Terrier is an active breed. You will need to allow them at least one hour per day to exercise.

Do Bull Terriers have health issues?

Like many breeds, the Bull Terrier is prone to several health issues such as kidney problems and deafness, be sure to speak with a veterinary before buying a Bull Terrier.

What is Bull Terriers' life span?

They can live between 10 to 12 years and require regular exercise; otherwise, they quickly become destructive. They are not recommended for novice dog owners as they require proper training.


How much space do I need for a Bull Terrier?

Due to their energetic personality Bull Terriers need a home with a large space to play, whether it's inside or outside.

How much grooming do Bull Terriers need?

With a short coat, the Bull Terrier does not need a high level of grooming.

Do Bull Terriers shed?

Yes, twice a year and at that time you will need to brush hair every day to keep your belongings clean.

Average costs for Bull Terriers


How much does it cost to keep a Bull Terrier?

As a rough guide in pricing:

Cost to buy: £900 on average Food: £60 to £70 per month

Specific Buying Guide

We have created a general buying guide available at /advice-on-buying-a-puppy/) so you can have an idea of what you should check when going to view your Bull Terrier.  

Other reading and Organisations

Here are sources used to shape and illustrate the description for the Bull Terrier: https://www.insidedogsworld.com/dog-breeds/bull-terrier/ https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/display.aspx?id=3063 https://thebullterrierclub.org/ https://www.minibullterrier.org/