About The Bull Terrier:
The Bull terrier is a strong, athletic and energetic dog that is capable of doing a multitude of tasks including watch dogging and protecting as well as agility and obedience events. They are also ideal family dogs with clownish personalities and a loving temperament.
The Bull terrier has a
The Bull terrier has a very distinctive head and is
rarely mistaken for any other breed by those that
are familiar with their characteristics. The head is
almost totally oval in profile from the skull through
to the tip of the nose. The shape of the face should
be full without any hollow areas or concavity to the profile. The eyes are very small and almond shaped, centered towards the middle of the head for a
distinct appearance. In some literature the eyes are described as triangular in shape, and in some Bull terriers this is a very accurate description. The eyes should be located closer to the ears than to the
nose, adding to the appearance of length on the
face below the eyes. The ears are very pointed and
rather thin, placed close together on the top of the
skull. They should be relaxed most of the time but
can be held absolutely erect with the dog is
attending to something.
The neck is thick and...
The neck is thick and slightly arching and longer
than that of most mastiff or bulldog types. The shoulders are heavy set and well developed with
a very deep and wide chest. The front legs are
stocky and short, well set to the outside of the
deep chest. The brisket or bottom of the chest
should be significantly deeper than the abdomen
area. The back is short and strong looking with muscular loins and a well developed rib cage.
Although the appearance is solid the body should
not look overly heavy or disproportionate to the
rest of the dog.
The legs of the Bull terrier should be strong with
good bones and excellent conformation. They
should neither turn out or in at the knees or hocks
or at the feet. The feet are round and arched,
similar to that of a cat. The dog should be light on
his or her feet, and should not shuffle or drag the
feet in any gait, although they do often appear to
almost roll from side to side when in movement.
The movement should appear smooth and fluid
with a good length to the strides and a typical
"I am in control" attitude present in the movement.
The tail of the Bull terrier is moderately long and set low on the hindquarters. It is usually carried horizontal with the ground and is tapered from the thick base to the tip at the end. The skin of the Bull terrier should be tight against the body without noticeable wrinkles or folds anywhere on the body.
ABOUT THE BULL TERRIER
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