Bull Terrier Breeds

Am Staff and BabyAm Staff and BabyAfter dog fighting was banned in England in 1835, four Bull Terrier breeds developed as trusted family companions.These four breeds were derived from the old type Bulldogs with or without an admixture of the Old English White Terrier (smooth coat). Firstly the Bull Terrier emerged in a range of sizes and was recognized in the First English Stud Book. Then came the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier which were not recognized as pure breeds until a century later.

Bull Terrier and Miniature

Bull Terrier and Bull Terrier (Miniature)

Bull Terrier enthusiasts were so proud of this breed's courageous history, he became known as 'the Gladiator of the Canine Race'. Then political correctness intervened! But believing his prowess in dog fighting was due his magnificent head, historically breeders and judges enthusiastically exaggerated it to extremes. Today, the history of the Bull Terrier remains testament to how admirers resurrected this ... »» Read more...

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Staffordshire Bull and American Staffordshire Terrier

These two popular terriers originated in the Staffordshire region of the English Midlands. Developed from an old style Bulldog, they were first recognized a century after dog fighting and other blood sports were banned. Today the Staffordshire Bull and the American Staffordshire Terrier retain their athleticism and some Bulldog characteristics from their past. Their current popularity is testament to how ... »» Read more...


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