Bull Terrier History

1722 Words7 Pages
MINIATURE BULL TERRIER ORIGIN AND HISTORY The Miniature Bull Terrier was one of three sizes produced when a Bulldog was bred to a White English terrier to produce the Bull terrier. For a while there were three varieties; Toy (4 to 7 pounds) Miniature (15-16 pounds) and Standard weighing 40 to 60 pounds. The Toy variety fell out of favor about 1914 while the Miniature and Standard continued to thrive. 1 This strong little breed was first given separate breed status by the Kennel Club of Britain in 1939. The breed was recognized by The AKC in 1991. DESCRIPTION The Miniature Bull Terrier is a very active breed and makes a good, playful companion. As with the Standard breed, the bull-baiting ancestry shows itself in courage, strength and athletic…show more content…
Hip dysplasia is the malformation of the acetabulum resulting in joint laxity that is inherited as a polygenic trait. In patellar luxation, abnormalities of the distal femur and proximal tibia as well as the patellar ligaments allow the patella (kneecap) to slip from its normal location. 2.2% of the evaluations submitted to the OFA patella registry have been abnormal 7, 9 NEUROLOGIC Epilepsy has been listed as occurring in the breed.5 Idiopathic epilepsy is defined as seizures without an underlying cause. The seizures usually begin when the dog is more than one year of age. The Miniature Bull terrier has been reported to be affected by compulsive tail chasing or spinning. 4(721), 9 This is considered an obsessive-compulsive disorder with clinical signs appearing at 3 to 12 months of age. Clomipramine is considered the drug of choice. OPHTHALMIC Entropion has been reported in Miniature bull terriers. 5, 6 Entropion is the in-rolling of the eyelid, usually the lower one, causing irritation to the eyeball. Corneal dystrophy (endothelial) is listed as occurring in the breed. The disease involves the loss of the inner lining of the cornea. Edema and keratitis follow. The disease is usually seen in older dogs.

More about Bull Terrier History

Open Document