Dog Breed Guide: Bull Terrier

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A Bull Terrier with pet insurance from Pets Best.

About the Bull Terrier

Height (to base of neck): 21-22″

Weight:  52-62 lb

Color: Two types, white and colored. White is generally all white with some markings on the head. Colored can be a variety of colors, but brindled is preferred.

Origin: Britain

Coat: Hair is short, hard and lies flat.

Life Expectancy: 11-13 years

Energy level: High

Exercise needs: High

Breed Nicknames: White Cavalier, English Bull Terrier

Is a Bull Terrier the Right Dog Breed for You?

Originally valued as a pit fighter, the bull terrier has a tenacious personality bred into them.  Dominant personalities are common and they will defend property, their owners and themselves.  They don’t always get along well with other dogs. They require a lot of exercise and stimulation.  They become deeply bonded to their owners and will be loyal to them.  They should be socialized with children when young to be trustworthy.  They are moderate shedders and have low grooming needs.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Bull Terrier 

According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount  Expensive Claim 
 Ear Infection  $167  $537
 Skin Allergies  $1,214  $8,161
 Nail Fracture  $281  $907
 Gastritis  $486  $1,712
 Lipoma  $516  $1,827


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