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A replica of the Bull Terrier, the Miniature Bull Terrier shares the same breed standards except for the height. They are strongly built, symmetrical and active, with a keen, determined and intelligent expression. They have thick muscular bodies, despite their small stature. Miniature Bull Terriers are full of fire, having a courageous, even temperament. Mini Bulls are comical, lively, playful and mischievous dogs who may be small, but are not a lap dog. This breed has the distinctive mark of a muzzle without a stop. It has the typical Romanesque face. Mini Bull Terriers are active and tenacious. They can be fearless, but reserved when it comes to other dogs instigating a fight. Bull Terriers have been known to avoid fights when they are not the one picking it. They are not guard dogs, but they are scrappy fighters. They love to be with their family, and are a polite breed. The Miniature Bull Terrier has all of the spunk and tenacity of the larger Bull Terrier, just in a smaller package.
HistoryThe Miniature Bull Terrier was developed in the 19th century when a Bulldog and the now-extinct White English Terrier were crossed to produce the “Bull and Terrier,” a dog bred to hunt rats, herd, and be a guard dog for his family. At first three different sizes of Bull Terriers existed: the Toy, the Miniature, and the Standard. In time however the Toy fell out of favor, and now the Miniature is the smallest of the “Bullies.” He was exhibited for the first time in England 1914, and made his first appearance at the AKC in 1963. He was admitted to the AKC as a breed in 1991. His AKC popularity was 127th out of 157 breeds in 2007.