Learn about the temperament and personality of the Miniature Bull Terrier. Discover what he's like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves. And look at lots of Miniature Bull Terrier photos.
The Miniature Bull Terrier is an active, playful, courageous, spirited, fun-loving dog who always needs to be doing something. He does best with lots of companionship and supervision. He is an independent thinker but is responsive to consistent discipline. They can be difficult to train, as they are eager to please ... themselves. They will chew, destroy things, and bark incessantly, if left alone for hours at a time. They love to join in on family activities. These dogs become very attached to their owners and families. They become very protective, sometimes even possessive. They are natural guard dogs, but in the absence of a threat, they are usually good with strangers. They tend to be dog aggressive, and two unaltered males should not be expected to live together in the same household. They can be quite fearless. The MBT has a strong prey drive and will probably chase small animals, so they should be kept on lead or in a fenced-in area. They are fond of children, tolerant of their behaviors, but some MBT's can be too energetic and rowdy for young children. MBT's can be rough playmates and can accidentally knock a child over. These dogs also might snap at a child who constantly teases them, so children need to be respectful and supervised. The MBT likes to be the center of attention, and their unpredictable goofiness can be incredibly entertaining. They are tireless playmates and will chase balls for hours. They love to make you laugh. There is nothing miniature about the Miniature Bull Terrier's personality. He is inquisitive, sensitive, intense, persistent, busy, sometimes pushy, and always loving.
Miniature Bull Terrier Training
The Miniature Bull Terrier is harder to train than most other dog breeds. He learns new commands more slowly than the majority of other breeds. You will need to be extra patient when Training him.
Miniature Bull Terrier Shedding
The Miniature Bull Terrier sheds a fair amount of hair. You'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.
Miniature Bull Terrier Grooming
The short coat of the Miniature Bull Terrier only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds you may find yourself brushing him once or twice a week to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn't fall out in your home!)
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A higher rating means the breed is easier to train, a lower rating means the breed is harder to train.
An easy to train breed require less time and patience to train.
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Keep in mind that this is only one way to measure a dog's intelligence and a low rating might still mean the breed is highly intelligent in other ways.
Tells you how much hair the breed sheds. The higher the rating the more hair the breed sheds.
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Rating: Guard dog
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Rating: Good with kids
Tells you how good the breed is with children. A higher rating means the breed is good with children. Note: all breeds are generally good with kids when they're raised with them.