Brindle Bull Terrier – Our Complete Guide

Brindle Bull Terrier (also known as English Cocker Spaniel) is one of the most popular breeds in the world today. There are many reasons for this popularity: it’s small size makes it easy to handle; its large ears make it look like a miniature dog; and its distinctive markings make it seem very cute. All these qualities have made brindled bull terriers extremely popular with both children and adults alike.

The term “brindle” refers to the fact that some dogs’ coats appear lighter than others’. Some brindle dogs have a pale coat while other brindled dogs have a darker coat.

The term “bull terrier” refers to the fact that bull terriers come from the same stock as the American Staffordshire Terrier, but they differ in several ways such as their coat colouring, size and even temperament.

There are two main types of bull terriers: standard and show. Standard bull terriers are larger than show bull terriers and have a longer body and thicker legs.

They usually weigh between 20-30 pounds. Show bull terriers tend to be smaller than standard ones and they generally weigh less than 10 pounds. They typically measure around 14 inches at the withers (breed standard) or 13 inches at the withers (show).

Bull terrier colours vary depending on which type of bulldog was bred into them. Some of the most common colours include fawn, white, red, black and even black and tan.

Their markings are also different too: some bull terriers have a clearly defined stripe that runs from their forehead down to their nose and between their eyes, while others have an evenly distributed pattern all over their face. It is important to note that the colour/type of bull terrier should not serve as a reason for you to buy or not buy one since it is completely a matter of taste.

Bull terriers are always muscular, regardless of whether they are standard or show bull terriers. Not only that, but their muscles are well defined even when they are resting.

Moreover, their legs are large and strong and they support a compact body that is balanced and solid. Their stomachs are tucked up and their backs are broad. Even their heads are broad (not long) with a well developed chin. Although bull terriers move at a moderate trot, their back remains level. When they are standing, their hind legs are straight. As a whole they create an impression of strength, agility and activity despite their compact size.

Bull terriers as pets

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Bull terriers are not only a good choice for people living in small houses or apartments, but they are also excellent family dogs. These dogs can easily adjust themselves to any environment so long as they receive enough attention and exercise on a daily basis.

The reason they are so good with children (and adults) is because of their friendly and outgoing temperament. On the other hand, bull terriers can be bossy at times which means they need to be taught how to behave around other dogs and animals.

Bull terriers are also very clever and have an exceptional sense of smell. In fact, they were bred to hunt badgers and as a result, their sense of smell is about fifty times greater than that of humans.

They are not short of courage either and will fearlessly go after anything that they are tracking. Finally, these dogs have a reputation of being “one person dogs.” This means that they bond very closely with their chosen person and do not interact much (or at all) with anyone else. Owners need to make sure they spend enough one on one time with their bull terrier to avoid any type of behavioural problems in the future.

If you would like to learn more about the Bull Terrier, we have put together a list of books and DVDs about them which you can find at the bottom of this page.

Bull Terrier Resources

Books About Bull Terriers

Bull Terriers (Barron’s Dogs)

Bull Terriers: The Ultimate Dog Breed Guide (Ultimate Dog Breed Guides)

Bull Terriers (Dogs 101)

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Bull Terriers: A Complete History of the Breed

Videos About Bull Terriers

Bull Terrier (Barron’s Dogs)

Bull Terriers (Dogs 101)

Bull Terriers: The Ultimate Dog Breed Guide (Ultimate Dog Breed Guides)

Sources & references used in this article:

Prevalence, heritability and genetic correlations of congenital sensorineural deafness and coat pigmentation phenotype in the English bull terrier by SL Gerstenfeld, S Gerstenfeld, JL Schultz – 1999 – Chronicle Books

Bull Terriers (A Vintage Dog Books Breed Classic-Bull Terrier) by L De Risio, J Freeman, T Lewis – BMC veterinary research, 2016 – Springer

The genetic connection: a guide to health problems in purebred dogs by MCVC Hollender – 2011 –