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Breed Standards for the Bull Terrier



General Appearance:

A good looking tough character.  Strongly built and muscular, longer than it is tall




Head long, strong and deep, curving from skull to nose; oval outline viewed face on;  Eyes small, triangular, deep set, and placed close together; Ears small, erect, close set




Short, carried horizontally




White variety:  white, with markings on head permissible; colored variety:  any color other than white, or any color with white markings; brindle preferred




Weight:  male: 55- 65 lb;  female: 45 – 55 lb

Height:   21 – 22”




Smooth and easy




Short, flat and harsh




Exuberant, comical, playful, assertive, and very mischievous

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