Yes, I said triangular eyes… The Bull Terrier is the only breed recognized as having triangular eyes. Not the shape of the eyeball, but the shape of the eye… just as we would say that a person has “almond-shaped” eyes. Bull Terriers often have a bad coat, so to speak, as they are often mistakenly equated with American Pit Bull Terriers… They’re not Pit Bulls, they’re Bull Terriers. They are not directly related, but come from the same ancestors.
The Bull Terrier was bred from 2 now extinct breeds: the Old English Bulldog and the Old English Terrier. They were affectionately referred to as the “Bull and Terrier”. The breed then split into 2 branches: the pure white Bull Terrier and the colored varieties. Bull Terriers are especially known for their egg-shaped head, with a Roman muzzle, and their triangular eyes, as mentioned above. They are thick and muscular with short, dense coats.
“Accepted colors” for display are white, any color other than white, or a combination of white and any other color. There is also a miniature of this breed, the Miniature Bull Terrier.
It is always said that they have a “clown” attitude, play hard and are very intelligent. Bulls are very outgoing and love their humans! Your mind and body need to be exercised regularly and are not recommended for first time dog owners. However, they are good dogs to have around children as they have a high tolerance for pain and this drastically reduces the chance of a defensive injury in a child. They make excellent watchdogs, especially for looking after children in their “dog care.”
Punk Dog Bull Terrier Spuds Mackenzie? Black Wood Mounted Art Poster Print – 16 Their clownish, outgoing nature has made them instant celebrities… Remember Spuds MacKenzie (for those of us who grew up in the ’80s)? Target’s mascot? That’s just to name a few…
The Bull Terrier dog… What a fun breed of terrier!
Love your terrier!