Miniature Bull Terrier: Dog Breed Profile

Country of origin: Great Britain
Shoulder height: up to 35.5 cm
Weight: 10 – 14 kg
Age: 11 – 14 years
Color: white with or without spots on the head, black tabby, red, fawn, tricolor
Use: Companion dog

The Miniature Bull Terrier is essentially the smaller version of the Bull Terrier. Lively, intelligent, and assertive, it needs clear leadership.

Origin and history

Like its larger counterpart, the Miniature Bull Terrier originated in Great Britain. The smaller type of Bull Terrier was already known in the early 19th century. For a long time, the Mini was considered a variety of the Standard Bull Terrier, but today the Miniature Bull Terrier is a breed of its own. The main distinguishing feature is the smaller size, which according to the breed standard must not exceed 35.5 cm.


The Miniature Bull Terrier is a powerfully built, muscular dog that stands up to 35.5 cm at the shoulder. The striking breed feature is the egg-shaped head and the after-profile line that curves downwards. The eyes are narrow and slightly slanted, mostly black or dark brown. The ears are small, thin, and erect. The tail is short, set low, and carried horizontally.

The Miniature Bull Terrier’s coat is short, smooth, and shiny. A soft undercoat can form in winter. The Mini is bred in the colors white with or without spots, black tabby, red, fawn or tricolor.


The Miniature Bull Terrier is a lively and agile dog, confident and confident. If he feels provoked by other dogs, the mini will not avoid a fight either. However, its dominance behavior is generally somewhat less pronounced. The Miniature Bull Terrier is alert and defensive. In relaxed and peaceful situations, however, it is relaxed and people-friendly.

The Miniature Bull Terrier is a little powerhouse with a strong personality. It needs a loving and consistent upbringing and should be accustomed to other dogs as a puppy. The movement, the run, and the game must not be neglected by it. It loves sporting activities of all kinds and is also suitable for agility.

It bonds closely with its people and is open to strangers. With enough exercise and activity, the Miniature Bull Terrier can also be kept in an apartment. The short coat requires little maintenance.

Ava Williams

Written by Ava Williams

Hello, I'm Ava! I have been writing professionally for just over 15 years. I specialize in writing informative blog posts, breed profiles, pet care product reviews, and pet health and care articles. Prior to and during my work as a writer, I spent about 12 years in the pet care industry. I have experience as a kennel supervisor and professional groomer. I also compete in dog sports with my own dogs. I also have cats, guinea pigs, and rabbits.

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