Origin: United Kingdom (England)
Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 11-14 years
Weight: Male: 10-13, Female: 8-12
Height: Male: 12-14, Female: 10-13
Origin of Name: The Miniature Bull Terriers have a very bold build.
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The Bull Terrier was built as a fighting dog by crossing the Bulldog with the now extinct English Terriers in the 1830s. Shortly thereafter, breeders began working on a miniature version to use as above-ground raters (such as "terriers to go to ground", which sink into the earth in search of quarry). . The result of a very long trial and duration was the Mini. Today's minis are Companion Dogs, but ratters instinct and a protective streak remain as a memento of the breed's early years.