bull terrier


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bull terrier,

breed of large, muscular terrierterrier,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs originally bred to start small game and vermin from their burrows or, in the case of several breeds in this group, to go to earth and kill their prey. Today these dogs are raised chiefly as pets.
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 originating in England around 1835. It stands from 19 to 22 in. (48.3–55.9 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 30 to 36 lb (13.6–16.3 kg). Its short, flat-lying, harsh coat is glossy white or, in the colored variety, most popularly brindle with white markings. Developed for dogfighting from a cross of bulldog and a now extinct English terrier, the bull terrier was renowned for its courage, strength, and intelligence. However, down through the years English breeders placed increasing emphasis on the breed's overall disposition and less on its aggressiveness. As a result, the bull terrier of today is a friendly, gentle dog that makes a responsible and devoted companion. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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bull terrier

a breed of terrier having a muscular body and thick neck, with a short smooth often white coat: developed by crossing the bulldog with various terriers
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The owner of the Staffordshire bull terrier intervened and was apparently bitten by the dogs.
Without warning, the bull terrier, not on a lead and supervised by two young girls, pounced.
Both animals got out and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier pounced on Adam then attacked his father, Brendan, when he intervened.
The man tried to stop the attack, but the bull terrier then turned on him and bit his arms causing cuts to his right hand and left forearm.
The Staffordshire bull terrier is among the most popular pedigree breeds in the country, with thousands of owners across the Midlands alone.
His father Lee Sedgwick shielded Brayden's twin Roenan from a second bull terrier.
She walked into a field where she came across Vollans with his Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The court heard that his pet was loose at the time.
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Coventry magistrates were told that 28-year-old Beeres kept a pit bull terrier puppy at his home where he was also producing cannabis.
I WOULD like to ask the public in the Great Barr area to be on the look out for a youth with a large white English bull terrier accompanied sometimes with two other youths and a brindled Stafford bull terrier.
THE fashion for bull terrier pets is leading to more of the dogs being abandoned as 17 Staffordshire bull terriers and Staffie-crosses were rehomed in the North East by the RSPCA last year.
The officer was taken to hospital after being attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier as it ran wild on the street.