July 28, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
menu bar above to decide which breed best fits your
lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

Go to Bull Terrier Classifieds Now
Bull Terrier Dog and Puppy Breed Information
The Bull Terrier comes in medium to large size; hard, muscular, and agile. Defined by his extraordinary “egghead”, the Bullie doesn’t have to be an Einstein as long as he is lovable, bull-headed, good-natured, fun-loving, fearless, friendly and tenderly vulnerable.


Bull Terrier Puppy & Breed Information


See AKC Bull Terrier puppies for sale from Gold Star Breeders


The Bull Terrier is an English Breed, elevated from back-alley and pub matches into a gentleman’s companion by the 1870s.  White was the rule until breeders decided a little Staffordshire color would prevent deafness and could strengthen the genes.  Today the White and Colored Bull Terriers are varieties within the breed, identical except for color.  


Bull Terrier Coat, Color, Care: He has a short, smooth, glossy, easy-care coat.  White Bullies tend to blush on nose and ears where coat is thin but it is an endearing trait.  Feet may require a little care and toenails are as thick and strong as the dog…


Bull Terrier Personality: Pulling equally from his bulldog and White English Terrier ancestry, the Bull Terrier is animated, lazy; rambunctious but laid back, can stare down the toughest opponent and then pile in bed with the kids. 


Exercise Requirements: Bull Terriers love chasing a ball, carrying a 2x4 beam away from your building site, falling in the pool, and snoozing by the fire.  Bull Terriers need plenty of vigorous, daily exertion to prevent nervous habits such as chewing or licking.


Health Concerns: Hardy and long-lived, Bullies do have a few weak spots, most of which can be modified by diet and proper exercise. Entropion, PRA, heart, hearing and kidney problems are considered hereditary.  His skin is sensitive but allergies, itching, and thyroid imbalance are most often the result of environmental factors, including medication side effects.  A partially home-cooked diet free of preservatives, dyes, and chemicals, supplemented with vitamins and fish oils may prevent or correct such disorders.  Bullies may suffer from OCD such as spinning and tail chasing but this behavior can often be corrected by giving the dog more activity and mental challenges. 


More Bull Terrier photos, puppy pictures, the Official Bull Terrier Breed Standard, national club information, and Bull Terrier puppies for sale from Gold Star Breeders.
Bull Terrier AKC Standard
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