Bull Terrier
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Anerkjent av FCI
FCI nummer: 011
Gruppe 3: Terriere
Seksjon 1: Store og mellomstore terriere
Anerkjent av AKC
People familiar with this Group invariably comment on the distinctive terrier personality. These are feisty, energetic dogs whose sizes range from fairly small, as in the Norfolk, Cairn or West Highland White Terrier, to the grand Airedale Terrier. Terriers typically have little tolerance for other animals, including other dogs. Their ancestors were bred to hunt and kill vermin. Many continue to project the attitude that they're always eager for a spirited argument. Most terriers have wiry coats that require special grooming known as stripping in order to maintain a characteristic appearance. In general, they make engaging pets, but require owners with the determination to match their dogs' lively characters.
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Bull Terrier
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Bull Terrier
Om Bull Terrier:

Playful and clownish, the Bull Terrier is best described as a three year-old child in a dog suit. Given his muscular build, the Bull Terrier can appear unapproachable, but he is an exceedingly friendly dog, with a sweet and fun-loving disposition and popular in the obedience, agility and show rings. The Bull Terrier can be all white (markings on the head are permissible) or colored.

A Look Back
Bulldog-terrier crosses, of various sizes and colors, became popular as sporting dogs in the early 1800s. Around 1860, English dog dealer James Hinks developed a more refined version of these crosses, distinguished by its all white coat. These dogs soon established themselves as a new breed – the Bull Terrier. In Hinks’ day they were often referred to as White Cavaliers. In the early 1900s Bull Terriers were back crossed with brindle Staffordshires to produce a colored variety.

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Bull Terriers become very attached to their owners and families and do not thrive when left alone. The breed loves children, but obedience training is necessary and care must be taken that they don’t get over stimulated around younger children. Their short coats are easy to care for, but the breed requires daily exercise.

  • Terrier Group; AKC recognized in 1885.
  • No size standard, but most stand 21 to 22 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh 50-70 pounds.
  • Game sports.



The Bull Terrier must be strongly built, muscular, symmetrical and active, with a keen determined and intelligent expression, full of fire but of sweet disposition and amenable to discipline.

Should be long, strong and deep right to the end of the muzzle, but not coarse. Full face it should be oval in outline and be filled completely up giving the impression of fullness with a surface devoid of hollows or indentations, i.e., egg shaped. In profile it should curve gently downwards from the top of the skull to the tip of the nose. The forehead should be flat across from ear to ear. The distance from the tip of the nose to the eyes should be perceptibly greater than that from the eyes to the top of the skull. The underjaw should be deep and well defined.

Should be clean and tight.

Should meet in either a level or in a scissors bite. In the scissors bite the upper teeth should fit in front of and closely against the lower teeth, and they should be sound, strong and perfectly regular.

Should be small, thin and placed close together. They should be capable of being held stiffly erect, when they should point upwards.

Should be well sunken and as dark as possible, with a piercing glint and they should be small, triangular and obliquely placed; set near together and high up on the dog's head. Blue eyes are a disqualification.

Should be black, with well-developed nostrils bent downward at the tip.

Should be very muscular, long, arched and clean, tapering from the shoulders to the head and it should be free from loose skin.

Should be broad when viewed from in front, and there should be great depth from withers to brisket, so that the latter is nearer the ground than the belly.

Should be well rounded with marked spring of rib, the back should be short and strong. The back ribs deep. Slightly arched over the loin. The shoulders should be strong and muscular but without heaviness. The shoulder blades should be wide and flat and there should be a very pronounced backward slope from the bottom edge of the blade to the top edge. Behind the shoulders there should be no slackness or dip at the withers. The underline from the brisket to the belly should form a graceful upward curve.

Should be big boned but not to the point of coarseness; the forelegs should be of moderate length, perfectly straight, and the dog must stand firmly upon them. The elbows must turn neither in nor out, and the pasterns should be strong and upright. The hind legs should be parallel viewed from behind. The thighs very muscular with hocks well let down. Hind pasterns short and upright. The stifle joint should be well bent with a well-developed second thigh.

Round and compact with well-arched toes like a cat.

Should be short, set on low, fine, and ideally should be carried horizontally. It should be thick where it joins the body, and should taper to a fine point.

Should be short, flat, harsh to the touch and with a fine gloss. The dog's skin should fit tightly.

Is white though markings on the head are permissible. Any markings elsewhere on the coat are to be severely faulted. Skin pigmentation is not to be penalized.

The dog shall move smoothly, covering the ground with free, easy strides, fore and hind legs should move parallel each to each when viewed from in front or behind. The forelegs reaching out well and the hind legs moving smoothly at the hip and flexing well at the stifle and hock. The dog should move compactly and in one piece but with a typical jaunty air that suggests agility and power.

Any departure from the foregoing points shall be considered a fault and the seriousness of the fault shall be in exact proportion to its degree, i.e. a very crooked front is a very bad fault; a rather crooked front is a rather bad fault; and a slightly crooked front is a slight fault.

Blue eyes.


The Standard for the Colored Variety is the same as for the White except for the sub head "Color" which reads: Color. Any color other than white, or any color with white markings. Other things being equal, the preferred color is brindle. A dog which is predominantly white shall be disqualified.

Blue eyes.
Any dog which is predominantly white.

Approved July 9, 1974


Bull-and-Terriers - crosses between Bulldogs and various terriers - gained popularity among the sporting fraternity during the early 1800s. These crosses combined the determination and courage of the Bulldog with the natural agility and intensity of the terrier. They ranged in size and color, some showing more Bulldog heritage, while others were more terrier-like.

During the early 1860s, James Hinks of Birmingham, England responded to the introduction of formal dog shows and the burgeoning demand for pet and prize dogs by developing the breed we know today as the Bull Terrier. Hinks' dogs were more refined and consistent in type than previous Bull-and-Terriers. They were characterized by their hallmark pure white coats, often being referred to as White Cavaliers. As the rhyme goes Hinks "Found a Bull Terrier a tattered old bum" and "Made him a dog for a gentleman's chum".

These White Cavaliers gained a strong foothold among discerning owners as both show dogs and exceptional pets and companions. Soon their popularity spread across the Atlantic, with the Bull Terrier Club of America being established in 1897.

Records indicate that Hinks' breeding program employed existing Bull-and-Terriers, his own white Bulldog Madman and the now extinct White English Terriers. These early dogs were all white, with no colored markings permitted, but over time patches of color on the head became acceptable. In the early 1900s a few breeders crossed their White Cavaliers with colored Staffordshire Bull Terriers and established the colored coat. The "Colored" was recognized as a separate variety of Bull Terrier in 1936. The standard for the Colored variety is the same as for the White except for coat color, which must be any color other than white, or any color with white just so long as the white does not predominate.

Given his muscular build and oft-times diabolical expression the Bull Terrier can appear quite unapproachable. To the contrary he is an exceedingly friendly dog, thriving on affection and always ready for a frolic. The Bull Terrier is the cavalier and clown of the canine race, robust and spirited, yet of a sweet and fun-loving disposition.

Farger og egenheter:

Description Type Code
Black & Tan S 018
Black Brindle S 279
Black Brindle & White S 021
Black Tan & White S 030
Brindle S 057
Brindle & White S 059
Red S 140
Red & White S 146
White S 199
White & Black Brindle S 328
White & Brindle S 203
White & Red S 214
White Black & Tan S 219
Fawn A 082
Fawn & White A 086
Fawn Smut A 324
Fawn Smut & White A 325
Red Smut A 322
Red Smut & White A 323
White & Fawn A 207
White & Fawn Smut A 327
White & Red Smut A 326


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  • Bulldog-terrier crosses, of various sizes and colors, became popular as sporting dogs in the early 1800s. Around 1860, in response to the growing interest in dog shows and the demand for pet and prize dogs, James Hinks - a Birmingham dog dealer - developed a more refined version of these crosses, distinguished by its all white coat. These dogs soon established themselves as a new breed - the Bull Terrier. In Hinks' day they were often referred to as White Cavaliers.
  • In developing the Bull Terrier early records indicate that Hinks employed existing Bulldog-terrier crosses, his own white Bulldog Madman and the now extinct White English Terrier. Also it is believed he added Dalmatian and possibly Greyhound to the mix.
  • In the early 1900s Bull Terriers were back crossed with brindle Staffordshires to produce a colored variety. So today they come in two varieties, the White and the Colored. The modern white Bull Terrier often sports a colored patch on its head.
  • Their coat is short and glossy and requires very little grooming.
  • The Bull Terrier loves games with a ball or other toys and all sorts of outdoor activities.
  • Bull Terriers do not bark unless there is a good reason. When a Bull Terrier is barking, pay attention.